About this Project
LKB has been retained by the Town of Hempstead to provide engineering services including design, permits, and construction support services. This ongoing project is for improvements to protect portions of the south shore community of Seaford, NY from the impacts of flooding due to stormwater and tidal action. The project is funded through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR).
These locations were severely impacted and damaged by the effects of superstorm Sandy and experience frequent flooding. The improvements include reconstruction of the roadway segments to raise their gutter elevation, new drainage structures and pipe along with reconstruction of outfalls and bulkheads, installation of check valves, and stormwater treatment bioretention areas. The inclusion of “green” infrastructure, the bioretention swale with native plantings into the project design to slow down storm water runoff, helped prevent street flooding during storm events by providing additional water storage and encouraged on-site infiltration of the runoff. Scope of work includes a study of existing storm drain facilities, preparation of required permit applications and documentation, as well as a drainage report, a comprehensive design report and preparation of contact documents (plans, specifications and estimates).
Upon completion and acceptance of the design and final contract documents, LKB provided services during the bidding phase, which included responding to inquiries from prospective bidders; review of contractors’ qualifications and references; preparation of a bid summary; and recommendation of the award to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder. LKB’s construction support services during the ongoing construction phase include review and approval of detailed shop drawings, catalog cuts, and miscellaneous submittals for compliance with contract documents; review and responses to RFI’s (Request for Information) and Change Order Requests; and attendance of progress and project meetings, as necessary.
LKB’s services during construction also include detailed inspection, on-site field testing of materials and other construction activities, including field measurement and collection of data, submission of monthly and final estimates and progress reports, and preparation of record plans showing all changes from the contract plans. The construction management/inspection services include overseeing all construction operations and the placement of Work Zone Traffic Control.
Town of Hempstead