ACEC New York Recognizes Two HAKS Projects For Engineering Excellence

This year, ACEC New York has recognized two high-profile transportation projects—one in New York and one in Connecticut. The Gowanus Expressway (I-278) in Brooklyn, New York, is a critical component of New York City’s highway system, connecting the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, a distance of approximately six miles. The approximately 200,000 vehicles that utilize the Gowanus Expressway each day will undoubtedly benefit from the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) extensive improvements to this transportation corridor.BeFunky Collagebl

I-95 between Interchange 14 and 15 in Norwalk, Connecticut, had been referred to as “the worst highway choke point on the I-95 corridor” prior to recent upgrades by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT). Continue Reading…

Design-Build Delivers

According to the Design-Build Institute of America (www.dbia.org), “Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.” The DBIA states that design-build offers 33% faster delivery speed and 6% lower overall project cost and is applied to 40% of the non-residential construction market share. Transportation is the fastest-growing design-build sector in the U.S. Continue Reading…

HAKS Receives Top ACEC Awards

HamiltonAsphaltPlant-9The ACEC-New York 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced March 29th at the annual awards gala at the Waldorf-Astoria.  HAKS was recognized for five projects, including a Diamond Award for the Reconstruction of the Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant in Brooklyn, which was also an ACEC National Award Finalist.

We served as CM/design-builder for this $22 million state-of-the-art project initiated by the NYCDOT and built by the NYCDDC to replace the plant’s aging asphalt-producing equipment. We managed, supervised, coordinated and inspected all design and construction work throughout the project.  The reconstructed plant produces a relatively new warm-mix asphalt that decreases emissions and odors, requires less heating and can be applied in cooler temperatures, extending the paving season through the winter months.  Continue Reading…