Education

YOGI BERRA MUSEUM BUILDING ADDITION
LITTLE FALLS, NEW JERSEY

The proposed development included the building addition of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center located at 8 Quarry Road within the Montclair State University Campus in Little Falls, Essex County, New Jersey.  The building addition included the construction of an approximately 700 square feet one (1)-story building with slab-on-grade and no basement.

The project site is bordered by the Yogi Berra Drive followed by a parking lot to the east, parking area to the south and the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center Building to the north and west.  The building addition was proposed to be built on part of the sidewalk adjacent to the building.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted geotechnical investigation and engineering services to assess the subsurface soil conditions and provided recommendations for foundation design, soil management and earthwork specifications.  JZN provided geotechnical design recommendations for the foundation of the proposed building addition which included the construction of conventional spread footings and a slab-on-grade. 

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

CYBER CAFE
BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

The proposed development included the construction of an elevated one (1)-story Cyber Cafe building with a footprint area of approximately 5,000 square feet to be located within the City University of New York, Medgar Evers College Campus in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York City, New York.  The building was proposed to be an addition to the existing multi-story college building, and consisted of indoor seating area and a terrace.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted geotechnical investigation and engineering services to assess the subsurface soils conditions and provided recommendations for foundation design, soil management and earthwork specifications.  JZN evaluated different foundations in support of the proposed building construction and provided three (3) options for the foundation system which included spread footings and slab-on-grade after ground improvements, grade beams and structural slab supported on drilled minipiles deep foundations, and spread footings and slab-on-grade without ground improvement. 

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

¨ Deep Foundation Design

¨ Ground Improvement Recommendations

TENNIS COURT REHABILITATION
MAMARONECK, WESTCHESTER COUNTY,
NEW YORK

The proposed project included the rehabilitation of the existing tennis court pavement at the Rye Neck High School Facility located at Hornidge Road in Mamaroneck, West Chester County, New York.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation consisting of exploration borings drilled within the existing tennis court area.  JZN provided soil mechanics laboratory index tests, visual evaluation of the tennis court area and engineering analysis to evaluate the causes of deterioration of the tennis court pavement and provide recommendations for the proposed pavement rehabilitation program.

The field investigation revealed the tennis court pavement poor condition was caused by uncontrolled fill placement which was possibly placed to raise the site grades.  JZN Engineering provided pavement design recommendations for either a complete removal and new pavement construction of the tennis court, or a partial removal and new pavement construction of the tennis court. 

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Laboratory Testing of Soils

¨ Pavement Design Recommendations

ATHLETIC FIELD
MAMARONECK, WESTCHESTER COUNTY,
NEW YORK

The proposed project included the construction of an athletic field to be located at the F. E. Bellows Elementary School situated at Carroll Avenue in Mamaroneck, West Chester County, New York.  The project site is bounded by the F. E. Bellows Elementary School and residential homes to the north, a parking lot and a gas station followed by North Barry Street to the west, East Boston Post Road to the south and Carroll Avenue to the east.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation consisting of soil exploration borings drilled within or adjacent to the proposed athletic field and provided soil mechanics laboratory index tests on collected soil samples to determine the subsurface soils conditions of the site.  JZN performed field infiltration tests to determine the subsurface drainage conditions.  Additionally, JZN utilized a photo-ionization detector (PID) during the field investigation in order to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the soil close or adjacent to an existing gas station to the southeast of the proposed athletic field.

JZN Engineering provided recommendations for soil management, earthwork specifications, construction considerations and surface and subsurface drainage design  parameters for the proposed athletic field. 

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Laboratory Testing of Soils and Field Infiltration Test

¨ Photo-ionization Detection Test

¨ Surface and Subsurface Drainage Recommendations

POLE BARN AND CONCESSION STAND
RUMSON, NEW JERSEY

The proposed project included the construction of a Pole Barn and Concession Stand to be located at Rumson Fair Haven High School in the Borough of Rumson, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The project site is bounded by the high school track and field to the southwest, Black Point Road to the north, Rumson Fair Haven High School and a parking lot to the south and Forrest Avenue to the east.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation consisting of soil exploration borings drilled within the proposed pole barn and concessions stand footprint area to determine the subsurface soils conditions at those locations.  JZN estimated engineering characteristics of the subsurface soils, provided geotechnical criteria for use by the design engineers in preparation for foundation design, and provided recommendations for soil management, earthwork specifications and construction.

JZN Engineering recommendations included the use of conventional shallow footings following the overexcavation of unsuitable bearing materials and concrete pier foundations bearing on natural dense deposits.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

YESHIVA TIFERETH TORAH SCHOOL
TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

The proposed development included the construction of a 19,600 square feet two (2)-story school building with a full basement level, a 7,700 square feet two (2)-story gymnasium with no basement, a paved parking lot and landscape areas to be located in the Township of Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey.  The project site is bounded by a vegetated area with two (2) buildings followed by Oak Street to the north, Vine Avenue to the west, a vegetated area to the south and Vermont Avenue to the east. 

JZN Engineering provided a geotechnical investigation consisting of soil exploration borings drilled within the project site to determine the subsurface soils conditions at the site.  JZN evaluated the engineering characteristics of the subsurface soils, provided geotechnical criteria for use by the design engineers in preparation for foundation design, and provided recommendations for soil management, earthwork specifications and construction of the proposed school.

JZN Engineering recommendations for the proposed building foundations included the construction of a shallow foundation system consisting of conventional spread footings and/or continuous wall footings and a slab-on-grade.  Additional recommendations included design parameters for the support and subgrade preparation of utilities and sidewalks. 

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

ST. VINCENT MARTYR SCHOOL ADDITION
MADISON, NEW JERSEY

The proposed development included an approximate 278 square feet addition to the existing 2,125 square feet school building, one addition to the north and two additions to the south of the existing 7,796 square feet church sanctuary located within the existing St. Vincent Martyr School.  The project site is bounded by Green Village Road to the north, a gas station and residential homes followed by Kings Road to the east, residential homes followed by Green Avenue to the south and Wilmer Street to the west.

JZN Engineering provided a geotechnical investigation consisting of soil exploration borings drilled within the proposed building additions to determine the subsurface soils conditions at the site.  JZN evaluated the engineering characteristics of the subsurface soils, provided geotechnical criteria for use by the design engineers in preparation for foundation design, and provided recommendations for soil management, earthwork specifications and construction of the proposed church and school building additions.

JZN Engineering provided recommendations for the foundation design and construction that included the implementation of a conventional shallow foundation system to support the proposed building additional columns and bearing walls. 

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

NJIT TENNIS CENTER
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

The Tennis Court Enclosure Building consists of an approximately 25,000 square feet one-story prefabricated building enclosure with no basement.  The site is located at the intersection of Lock Street and Bleeker Street within the New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus in the City of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

JZN Engineering provided a geotechnical investigation consisting of soil exploration borings drilled within the proposed structure footprint area, and test pits to study the foundations of an existing retaining wall. The investigation was performed to estimating the geotechnical characteristics of the proposed foundation bearing and subgrade materials, and provide geotechnical criteria for use by the design engineers in preparing the foundations and slab design.

JZN Engineering provided recommendations for the foundation design and construction that included the implementation of a conventional shallow foundation system and slab-on-grade to support the proposed building.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

SYNTHETIC TURF BASEBALL FIELD
CENTENARY UNIVERSITY
HACKETTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY

The Centenary University proposed development included the re-construction and expansion of the existing baseball field.  The site of the proposed Synthetic Turf Baseball Field is located at the intersection of Reese Avenue & 5th Avenue in Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey.  Specifically, the project site is bounded by Reese Avenue to the southeast and 5th Avenue to the southwest.

JZN Engineering provided a geotechnical investigation consisting of soil exploration borings drilled within the proposed baseball field area, estimating the characteristics of the subgrade materials to provide geotechnical criteria for use in preparation of the field design.

JZN Engineering provided recommendations for the subgrade preparation, earthwork, and construction that included the implementation.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Laboratory Testing of Soils

MONROE COLLEGE DORMITORY
NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK

The development included the construction of a new dormitory at Monroe College.  The site of the proposed College Dormitory is located along Locust Avenue in New Rochelle, NY.  The property is bounded by a nine-story residential building to the north, two to three story residential buildings to the east and south, and Locust Avenue to the south.

JZN Engineering provided a geotechnical investigation consisting of test pits within the proposed dormitory footprint area in order to obtain information on groundwater/perched water conditions and bedrock depths in support of the required shoring system.  JZN designed a temporary shoring system for the development in support of the required excavation.  The shoring system consisted of soldier piles and lagging designed to support a maximum 15 feet excavation.  In addition to the support of excavation design, JZN provided a rock anchor design to be utilized with the building foundation design.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Support of Excavation Design

¨ Rock Anchor Design

PANZER PRESS BOX
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
TOWNSHIP OF MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY

The development included the construction of a new Panzer Press Box at Montclair State University.  The project site is located at the intersection of Normal Avenue and the NJ Transit Railroad.  The site was adjacent to Panzer Field of Montclair State University.

JZN Engineering provided engineering analysis to evaluate the proposed helical pile system in support of the proposed Panzer Press Box.  In addition, JZN provided construction quality control and inspection services during the installation of the proposed Helical Pile System.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Helical Pile System Analysis

¨ Construction Quality Services

LEARNING EXPERIENCE DAYCARE CENTER
TOWNSHIP OF ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

The project site is located at the intersection of 21 Sylvan Avenue in the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.  The proposed development included the construction of a new two-story Daycare Building, a playground, automobile paved parking lot and driveway, and an underground stormwater management system.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions, and to provide recommendations for the proposed building foundation design and related earthwork.  The study included the performance of test pit explorations excavated to refusal on bedrock.  The soil test pits were excavated within the proposed building and stormwater basin footprint areas.

JZN foundation support recommendations included the implementation of a shallow foundation system consisting of conventional reinforced concrete footing bearing directly on rock.  In addition, JZN prepared design plans for two proposed retaining walls to be located I some of the sides of the proposed parking lot.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

¨ Retaining Wall Design

STAIR CASES AND ELEVATOR
COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND
BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK

The project site is located at Building 2M of the College of Staten Island, a two-story building with a basement level along Loop Road in the Borough of Staten Island, City & State of New York.  The proposed development included the construction of two new enclosed staircases and an elevator on the exterior of Building 2M.  The staircases extend from the basement level of the existing building to the top floor.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions, and to provide recommendations for the proposed staircase and elevator pit foundation design and related earthwork.  The study included the performance of soil exploration borings within the proposed structures.

JZN provided recommendations for the proposed staircases and elevator to be supported on conventional reinforced concrete shallow foundations.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

PRIMROSE SCHOOL CHILD CARE CENTER
TOWNSHIP OF WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

The project site is located at 45 French Hill Road in Wayne, New Jersey.  The proposed development included the construction of a new Daycare Building with an approximate footprint area of 7,050 square feet.  The project included the construction of an underground, and aboveground stormwater management system.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions.  The study included the performance of soil profile pit explorations excavated within the proposed stormwater management system.

JZN performed tube permeameter tests on representative soil samples collected during the field investigation.  The testing was conducted to calculate the existing soil permeability rates which were required to design the proposed stormwater management system by the design team.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Stormwater Management

FOOTBALL FIELD REMEDIATION
DEPAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
TOWNSHIP OF WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

The project site is located at 1512 Alps Road in Wayne, New Jersey.  The proposed football field remediation included the construction of new area light poles 60 feet in length surrounding the football field belonging to DePaul Catholic High School.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions.  The study included the performance of soil exploration borings near the proposed remediation area.

JZN conducted engineering analysis in order to provide recommendations for the minimum embedment depth of the proposed light poles and their installation method.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Foundation Analysis & Installation Method Recommendations

NJCU BLOCK 4 & ASSOCIATED PARKING
NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY
CITY OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

The project site is located at University Place Boulevard in the City of Jersey City, New Jersey.  The proposed development is to include the construction of a six-story building known as NJCU Block 4 and a two-story associated parking deck.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions.  The study included the performance of soil exploration borings within the proposed development area.

JZN provided various recommendations for the proposed building columns and walls which included the utilization of a mat foundation system, shallow spread footing supported on geopiers, or a deep foundation system.  Deep foundation system recommendations included driven close-ended pipe piles, driven H-piles, or drilled full-displacement piles.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Ground Improvement Recommendations

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

¨ Deep Foundation Design Recommendations

MACAULY COOLING PAD
COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

The project site is located at the existing Macaulay Honors College of the College of New York at 35 West 67th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, City & State of New York.  The proposed construction is to include the demolition of the existing concrete slab in an areaway between 35 West 67th Street and 33 West 67th Street, followed by the construction of a pad for the support of two new cooling units.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions.  The study included the performance of a soil exploration boring with portable drilling equipment near the proposed cooling pad, and a test pit excavated by hand within the existing areaway to investigate the foundations of the neighboring building.

JZN provided recommendations for the proposed pad to be supported on helical piles installed via portable drive head so as to avoid imposing stress on the neighboring building foundation.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Existing Foundation Investigation

¨ Deep Foundation Design Recommendations

PROPOSED BUILDING ALTERATION
GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL
BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

The project site is located at an existing vacant one-story brick warehouse with a party wall at 620 Degraw Street in the Borough of Brooklyn, City & State of New York.  The proposed construction is to include the installation of new column foundations to allow the removal of an existing partitional wall, the addition of a new swimming pool, releveling of the existing slab to a lower elevation, and other architectural modifications.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions.  The investigation included the review of prior soil investigation at the site, as well as the drilling of supplemental soil exploration borings within the areas of the proposed alterations.

Due to the presence of existing fill materials and compressible organic deposits, JZN recommended the proposed new column be supported on a deep foundation system consisting of helical piles, and the proposed new pool to be supported on a mat foundation system.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Deep Foundation Design Recommendations

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

PROPOSED GOLDFISH DEVELOPMENT
GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL
NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK

The project site is located at an existing one-story retail space at 14 Weyman Avenue in the City of New Rochelle, New York.  The proposed construction is to include the installation of a new swimming pool that will occupy approximately 1,900 square feet, as well as the installation of dedicated shower spaces, changing areas, and other architectural modifications.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a limited geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions.  The investigation included he drilling of soil exploration borings within the area to be modified.

JZN Engineering provided recommendations for the proposed new pool  to be supported on conventional reinforced concrete footings bearing directly on the natural sand deposits.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

PROPOSED ATHLETIC FIELDHOUSE
HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL
BOROUGH OF QUEENS, NEW YORK

The project site is located at 26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing, Borough of Queens, City & State of New York.  The project site is currently occupied by tennis courts, a portion of an athletic field, and a small single-story garage structure.  The proposed construction includes the removal of existing structures and the construction of a new Athletic Fieldhouse and associated landscape and paved areas.

JZN Engineering prepared and conducted a geotechnical investigation to obtain information on subsurface soil and groundwater conditions, and to provide recommendations for the proposed building foundation design and related earthwork.  The study included the performance of preliminary soil exploration borings, followed by supplemental soil exploration borings with in-situ infiltration testing at each location.

JZN provided recommendations for the proposed building columns and walls to be supported on conventional reinforced concrete shallow foundations bearing directly on natural sand deposits.  Stormwater infiltration rates were also provided by JZN Engineering for use by the design team.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Stormwater Management Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

GERMAN SCHOOL BROOKLYN
BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

The project site is located at 116 Rogers Avenue in the Borough of Brooklyn, City & State of New York.  The project site is presently occupied with two brick buildings, associated landscape area and utilities.  The proposed construction is to include the demolition of the existing structures and the construction of a four-story school building with no below grade cellar level and one elevator pit.

JZN Engineering provided support of excavation (SOE) design services to allow for the safe construction of the foundations.  Our SOE design consisted of a combination of soil slopes and a timber retaining wall consisting of timber posts and lagging supported by timber rakers with concrete heel blocks.  The SOE allowed for safe excavation to depths of approximately eight feet.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Support of Excavation Design

PROPOSED HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER BOROUGH OF QUEENS, NYC, NEW WORK

The project is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway in the Borough of Queens, City & State of New York. The site is occupied with an existing three to four story masonry building known as St. Vincent Hall.

The proposed development includes the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a three-story building with the stories identified as lower concourse, level 1, and level 2.

JZN Engineering conducted a geotechnical engineering investigation to develop recommendations for foundation design, construction, utility support and earthwork. JZN also conducted an investigation of the infiltration capabilities of the soil by means of in-situ permeability testing. The investigation also included the performance of soil boring explorations to investigate the subsurface soil and groundwater conditions at the site.

The recommended foundation design included a shallow foundation system. JZN designed the support of excavation system required for the construction of the footings for the proposed building. In addition, JZN recommended that a survey monitoring program was undertaken, including a preconstruction survey conditions of the neighboring structures and vibration monitoring during construction activities.

PROJECT SERVICES

¨ Subsurface Investigation

¨ Shallow Foundation Design Recommendations

¨ Support of Excavation Design

¨ Stormwater Management Recommendations