Some of the biggest challenges confronted in the design and construction of infrastructure are encountered below ground. These challenges are compounded when infrastructure must be built in congested urban areas. Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer (RJDCE) can support infrastructure projects with engineering and risk management solutions for below-ground construction, especially in the urban environment. RJDCE’s services for infrastructure projects include:
- Due diligence and feasibility studies
- Assessment of construction impacts to adjacent structures
- Engineering analysis and design of foundations, earth-retention and below-ground structures.
- Design and review of temporary works for construction
- Claims support
Potential Differing Site Claim, Rensselaer Co., New York.
Performed site visit and prepared opinion letter for contractor in connection with potential claim regarding impracticability of foundation construction on steep weathered rock slope on a railroad right-of-way.
WWTP Expansion, Washingtonville, New York.
Evaluated bond stress and prepared design calculations and detail drawing for rock anchors resisting uplift in influent pump station and reactor tank for inclusion in contractor’s delegated design submittal.
WWTP Clarifier Covers, Peekskill, New York.
Reviewed Contractor’s shop drawings for vendor-designed aluminum weir cover system and advised Engineer-of-Record regarding conformance with construction documents and risks associated with the system.