As a result of client satisfaction, YU has been selected for a second term on a 3-year (2010–2012) on-call contract to perform various “as-needed” geotechnical and boring inspection work for existing and proposed schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. YU receives task orders and prepares work plans and cost estimates prior to startng work. Routine geotechnical services include subsurface investigation and groundwater monitoring, engineering evaluation and report preparation for new school construction or existing school expansion/addition, and forensic investigations on groundwater infiltration in basements and building/areal settlements. Many field explorations have been carried out in restrictive and confined school facilities or on city sidewalks. YU has frequently been required to work simultaneously on 3 to 4 projects and has seamlessly adapted to the client’s schedule.
Based on ongoing satifaction with our quality of work and recent accreditation with the International Accreditation Service (IAS) as a Special Inspection Agency in conformance with NYC Department of Buildings standards, NYCSCA has recently expanded our scope of work to include Special Inspections of deep foundations, as well as vibration monitoring services to protect adjacent structures during construction of PS-312 in Queens.
With in-house resources in both environmental and site/civil engineering, YU has been able to provide services beyond the routine geotechnical scope of work. Some of the geotechnical investigations have been conducted at sites with environmental concerns; here, YU was able to provide site specific Health & Safety Plans and environmental air monitoring to keep the projects moving forward. YU has also been able to tap its site/civil expertise when projects have required inspection of sewers on school facilities. YU is pleased to have the flexibility and diverse skills to provide such services upon request.