Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant Opens

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Mayor de Blasio at Opening with Commissioners Trottenberg, NYCDOT, and Peña-Mora, NYCDDC

Following a record-setting road maintenance program that patched 338,000 potholes so far in 2014 and repaved 173 miles of streets, New York City celebrated the opening of the Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant in Brooklyn—one of the few municipally owned and operated asphalt plants in the country. The newly reconstructed plant will produce a new, state-of-the-art warm-mix asphalt that enables paving through the winter months.  The $25 million project was initiated by the NYCDOT and built by the NYCDDC to replace the plant’s asphalt-producing equipment, which had exceeded its 30-year operational life.  Dignitaries included Mayor Bill de Blasio; Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg; Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, NYCDDC Commissioner; Galileo Orlando, NYCDOT Deputy Commissioner; and David Resnick, NYCDDC Deputy Commissioner. 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…