The Beach 1 Redevelopment included the addition of new tennis, basketball and utility courts, age-specific playgrounds and provided an expanded beach area. Barrier-free walkways were provided throughout the site for access to all the courts and features. This was particularly difficult given the significant grade changes across the site. A gazebo and support building providing restrooms and snack bar facilities were also included in the design. Additionally, care was taken in providing a parking area which limited off-site traffic through the park to the adjoining neighborhood and at the same time allowing for safe school bus pick-up during the school year.
The redevelopment of Beach 1 Recreational Area has successfully met the requirements of the Community and was completed in June 2005.
BALD EAGLE VILLAGE
Road Repairs and Repaving
: Bald Eagle Village Condominium Association
: West Milford Township, Passaic County, New Jersey
As an example of our general civil practice, Civil Dynamics was retained by the condominium association to design repairs and repaving for their roads. We also provided bidding assistance and construction phase services for the Association. The work was completed in 2006.
: Lake Stockholm Country Club and Community Association
The cost of hauling sediment offsite for disposal is the majority of the cost associated with a lake dredging project. Also, obtaining state permits for the work can be costly and time consuming. Therefore, Civil Dynamics successfully assisted this lake association with a major dredging project at their lake by developing a practical dredging plan and an associated set of contract documents that could be competitively bid. We also used the same documents to effectively obtain the necessary Highlands Exemption and Flood Hazard Area Permit from the State of New Jersey. With this approach, the Association was able to have a large volume of accumulated sediment removed from their lake at a very competitive price. The Association was pleased with the improvements to the quality of the lake following completion of the work in 2009.
Civil Dynamics was retained to design a suitable sanitary treatment and wastewater disposal system which began with a consistency determination for the daily sewage flows for the facility. The calculated sewage flow was in excess of 2,000 gal/day, therefore requiring permitting for the system to be regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control, Division of Water Quality.
Additionally, for permitting requirements, a nitrate dilution model was performed to determine the ability of the site to adequately handle the sewage loads. The outcome of this analysis showed that a conventional septic system was not suited for the site; therefore, an on-site pre-treatment system was required.
After obtaining the NJPDES-DGW Permit, a Treatment Works Approval (TWA) application was submitted to the same regulatory agency and approved. This application focused on the final design of the system which included the ability to recycle the treated wastewater for use in the facilities cooling system. This feature provides significant environmental benefits in addition to cost savings for the operator. The system was installed in August of 2003.
VOORHEES RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY HOME
Sanitary Sewer Connection
: State of New Jersey, Juvenile Justice Commission
Civil Dynamics was retained to design and permit a sewer link joining the facility to a municipal sanitary sewer under the adjacent county road. The key to successfully and economically completing this project for the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) was managing the permitting requirements. JJC was initially looking at a pumping system to bypass a wetland area. Based on our permitting experience, Civil Dynamics’ approach was to design a gravity connection that would meet Freshwater Wetlands Regulations. In the process, a Highlands Exemption was also required to be obtained, along with other state, county and local approvals. The project was successfully permitted and constructed in 2007. The final construction cost of the project was significantly lower than planned.
GREEN RESIDENTIAL GROUP CENTER
Septic System Improvements
: State of New Jersey, Juvenile Justice Commission
Civil Dynamics has designed literally hundreds of septic systems across New Jersey. As a result of this experience, we were awarded a project for the State of New Jersey to design upgrades to the existing septic system that was having operational problems. Prior to designing the requested upgrades, we conducted a detailed review and evaluation of past studies and reports concerning the wastewater system. We also undertook a series of field investigations to determine subsurface conditions, the condition of the existing sewer pipes, and the location and condition of various septic system components. This approach and effort by Civil Dynamics determined that the requested upgrades would not improve the operation because there were other deficiencies within the system that were not allowing the system to operate properly.
Based on the information collected, Civil Dynamics designed several different improvements to the system. Treatment was improved through the installation of a modern and larger septic tank. A significant savings was realized with implementation of improvements to the distribution piping to the disposal field versus the installation of a new disposal field. The work was successfully implemented in 2007.