- Advance Auto
Civil Engineering Design and Construction
Advance Auto — Huntington Station, NY
The first phase of the project was inclusive of a site investigation phase. Galli Engineering contracted for an ALTA Survey with a NYS Licensed Surveyor, performed structural borings and developed an Engineer’s Soil Report, prepared a Phase I Environmental Audit and performed a PCA Site Assessment.
For the second phase of the project, Galli Engineering prepared the required drawings for submittal to the Town of Huntington for application for town Site Plan. This phase utilized the survey developed in the first phase and the Architectural plans and elevations developed by Advance Auto’s Architect. Galli Engineering worked with the clients Land Attorney to assist in the preparation of the standard applications and to prepare for the Site Plan public hearing. The attorney will additionally be responsible for town organization, public notification, placards and any mergers or variances.
Concurrently with the second phase, Galli Engineering prepared the required drawings for sanitary disposal submittal to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for cesspools. In addition, Galli Engineering prepared a State Environmental Quality Review [SEQR] form, utility load letters and attended all meetings.
- Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay — Croton-On-Hudson, NY
The Half Moon Bay development is situated on the Hudson River in upstate New York and includes 117 high-end condominium units. The active Croton Harmon Rail Yard, operated by Metro North Commuter Railroad Company, borders the Half Moon Bay site to the east. The Westchester County Croton Point Park and the former County landfill (which is now closed) border the site to the south. The Hudson River forms the western boundary.
Over the years, spills and contamination including floating product had moved with groundwater from the rail yard, under the project site, and out to the river. A sheen could be seen at times along the shoreline. In cooperation with Metro North Rail and the NYSDEC, it was agreed to place an underground cutoff wall between the two properties and remove the affected soils from Half Moon Bay property.
Galli Engineering, P.C. completed the site remediation at the property. Remediation activities consisted of :
- Conducting air monitoring to ensure workplace health and safety and to screen contaminated soil for disposal and sampling locations.
- Collection and analysis of soil samples.
- Excavating and disposing of petroleum contaminated soil and disposing of contaminated fluid from the excavations. The affected area measured approximately 140 ft by 100 ft by 12 ft deep.
- Installation of a subsurface barrier wall along the eastern boundary of the Remediation Area to prevent the possible migration of contaminants from the Metro North Railroad Yard onto the subject site.
- Removal of floating product via vactor truck and oil skimmer.
- Removal of contaminated, stockpiled soils to licensed, off-site facilities via an authorized trucking company.
- Backfilling of open pits with clean material.
- Bio Treatment:
Three injection wells were installed using a drill rig equipped with a hollow stem auger. Groundwater samples from these injection wells were shipped to a lab and analyzed in a treatability study to determine a suitable approach to bio-remediate the site?s free floating product and petroleum contaminated soils. Live, specifically selected, naturally occurring microorganisms, along with a supply of balanced nutrients were periodically administered via gravity force to all three injection wells at recommended dosages and frequencies. Galli implemented a routine plan to re-treat the injection wells every 4 to 5 weeks for a total of four treatments. The bioremediation program was successful in eliminating the sheen and affected soils.The remedial activities were conducted in accordance with “Remedial Action Plan for Petroleum Contamination in Soil and Groundwater” also prepared by Galli Engineering. 2,000 tons of contaminated soil were excavated, transported, and properly disposed off-site. Over 20,000 gallons of contaminated fluid was removed from the excavations, transported, and disposed off-site at properly licensed facilities.
- Interstate Waste Services, Inc.
Solid Waste Facility Design and Permitting
Interstate Waste Services, Inc.
Interstate Waste Services operations consisted of the processing of approximately 500 tons per day of mixed recyclable materials (commingled containers and mixed paper). Galli Engineering, P.C. was hired to design a 21,000 square foot mixed solid waste transfer station and 3,800 square foot loading dock adjacent to the existing recyclables materials processing facility capable of processing an additional 1,500 tons per day of mixed solid waste.
Galli was responsible for site engineering, including:
- design of piles and pile caps
- footing design
- push wall design
- building design
- fire protection design
- ventilation and odor control design
- electrical and plant lighting design
- grading and drainage design and leachate control system
- backflow prevention systems
- all necessary submissions to the New Jersey regulatory agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Buildings and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
In addition, Galli provided procurement services for the construction activities at the site. This included preparation of bid packages for the construction activities, as well as providing evaluations of the bids received from prospective contractors/vendors. Galli reviewed bid packages and prepared a letter report recommending the best prospective contractor for the work.
Upon completion of the building design and procurement services, Galli provided construction management and construction support services for the following:
- piles and pile caps
- structural steel framing and roof installation
- fire protection system
- ventilation and odor control system
- electrical and plant lighting systems
- grading and drainage systems and leachate collection and control systems
In addition, Galli personnel provided oversight during all controlled inspections including:
- pile installation
- concrete mix
- concrete cylinders
- soil compaction, etc.
Upon completion of the construction, Galli Engineering prepared the necessary Technical Reports required by the regulatory agencies for the controlled inspections and prepared the final “As Built” drawings documenting the work and certified compliance with the approved construction plans.
- I.E.S.I. Varick Street
Solid Waste Facility Design and Permitting
I.E.S.I. Varick Street – Brooklyn, NY
The IESI stormwater management project was a multi-site drainage project at an existing Construction and Demolition Debris Transfer Station. The Facility is located at the eastern side of Varick Avenue, west of the Kosciuszko Bridge, in Brooklyn, NY. The project is owned by IESI NY Corporation and is overseen by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Sanitation.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was retained to act as Project Civil Engineer, prepare a Site Drainage and Grading design for the existing Transfer Station, and oversee the installation of the stormwater system. The design included location of underground utilities, tipping floor drainage, pump station and piping design, and drainage calculations for the new basins and stormwater storage tanks. The project affected the entire site and had to provide a continuous concrete pad and a large detention volume for a site not served by any sewer. This needed to be accomplished without causing undue disruption to a very active site.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was further retained to observe the excavation of the surface material and provide project supervision and documentation. Galli Engineering’s duties also included coordination with the contractor and subcontractors. Upon completion of the construction, Galli Engineering prepared a final “As Built” drawing which addressed the differences between the design and field installation. Galli Engineering continues to serve as the solid waste permitting engineer for all of I.E.S.I. s solid waste facilities in New York City.
- Jones Beach Theatre
Jones Beach Theatre Expansion — Wantagh, NY
The Jones Beach Theatre expansion consisted of constructing a second level deck using the design/build concept and pre-cast concrete members. The expansion was a high angle circular structure adding second floor rows A-Z. The facility was complete with entrance and exit areas, raised handicap sections, filming and sound rooms and an elevator.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was retained to act as Civil Engineer, and to design selected structural concrete elements for the project. The structural elements included pre-cast floor planks, seating stadia, horizontal beams, pre-cast stairs, balcony panels and the entrance walls.
This was a fast track project, with all work done following the final concert in November and completed before the first concert in May of the following season. To achieve this schedule, the project utilized prefabricated / pre-cast design concepts utilizing pre-fabricated raker beams and pre-cast concrete members.
Galli Engineering worked with the contractors to create unloading and lifting plans and erection plans. Galli Engineering, P.C. was further retained to provide construction supervision for the Galli elements and to document the project.
- Letchworth Village Developmental Center
Remediation and Construction
Letchworth Village Developmental Center- Brooklyn, NY
The site is a former mental hospital consisting of at least 18 buildings, former residences, offices, meeting halls, hospital, kitchen, aboveground storage tank, and miscellaneous service buildings. Based on previous reports there appears to be a substantial quantity of asbestos (structures, steam tunnels, building materials, insulation, etc.), a 200,000 aboveground fuel oil storage tank (AST) of unknown condition and related piping and surrounding soils, several underground storage tanks near the synagogue, chemicals in the hospital areas and medical offices, chemicals in the service building, six pairs of transformers, refrigeration equipment near the kitchen, and possible open field dumping of fly ash/coal ash in the area south of the former powerhouse and AST.
As part of the Phase I/II ESA, Galli Engineering personnel performed the following:
- A thorough asbestos investigation of the subject property, buildings, steam tunnels, etc. • A soil-boring program consisting of 28 soil borings using a Geoprobe and/or hand auger to collect soil samples in the various areas described above.
- A chemical survey and testing of the chemicals that may have been left behind in the hospital, medical offices, maintenance areas and kitchen.
- A ground penetrating radar survey to locate UST’s around the project site.
- Laboratory analysis for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), priority pollutant metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls.
- Investigated potential areas of ash disposal in the suspect area south of the incinerator.
Remedial Scope of Work
Galli Engineering has entered this site into the Brownfields Cleanup Program and is currently preparing a Remedial Action Plan (RAP). As part of the RAP, Galli Engineering personnel along with its subcontractors will perform the following tasks associated with the development of a master planned residential community:
- Prepare a plan for removal and disposal of a 200,000-gallon AST located in the southwest corner of the subject property; one 550-gallon AST in the basement of the Franklin Building; one 275-gallon AST near the Administration Building; and two USTs of unknown size near the northwest side of the Synagogue.
Include in the RAP the abatement of asbestos containing materials (ACM) and lead based paint (LBP) present in three buildings that are to remain on site as well as full asbestos abatement of all the other buildings on site including steam tunnels.
- Prepare a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) for site remediation.
- Prepare a Citizen Participation Plan.
- Respond to comments from the client and regulatory agencies regarding the RAP, HASP, work plan or any other aspects of the project. In addition, general administrative duties will be performed as part of this project.
Bid Document Services
- Provide contract documents to appropriate companies to collect bids on: • Abatement of asbestos containing materials (ACM) and lead based paint (LBP) in the
- three buildings that are to remain on site.
- Abatement of the balance of ACM on the other buildings on the subject property.
- Removal of ASTs and USTs, along with any existing soil contamination resulting from these tanks.
Site Supervision and Air Monitoring
- Air Monitoring is required by the NYS Department of Labor during asbestos and lead based paint abatement.
- Removal of ASTs and USTs, along with any existing soil contamination resulting from these tanks. At the completion of each underground tank excavation, endpoint samples will be collected from each of the four walls and the floor of the finished excavation. Petroleum contaminated soils will be disposed of in accordance with the NYSDEC STARS Program. Soil removed from the excavation will be placed directly into dump trucks or trailers for transport to an authorized disposal facility if suitable arrangements can be made. Otherwise, contaminated soil will be stockpiled, sampled for waste characterization purposes, and transported at a later date. Any excavated soil to be held on site will be stored on top of, and be covered by, layers of plastic sheet. Contaminated soil will be sampled for waste characterization purposes using analyses likely to be required by anticipated disposal facilities.
Final Closure Activities
- A final closure report will be prepared and submitted to the NYSDEC, seeking a no further action letter. The goal of the report will be to demonstrate that the materials excavated from the site were disposed of properly and that the site is satisfactorily restored. The report would likely include the following: A brief narrative description of project activities to date; site description and site map; summary of available previous soil and groundwater results; nature and extent of contamination; evaluation of results; conclusions and recommendations; and documentation (may include tables, photographs, PID readings, laboratory results, and C&D tracking documents, as appropriate). The actual content of the report and its acceptability to DEC will depend on conditions encountered in the field.
- Millennium TOYOTA
Structural Engineering — Parking Garages
Millennium TOYOTA — Hempstead, NY
Galli Engineering, P.C. was retained to act as Project Civil Engineer, and design all of the civil and structural elements for two parking garages at this dealership. The civil aspects included the drainage and grading while the structural elements included footings and foundations, structural columns and beams and the structural floor and ramps. The two parking garages were built using the Design/Build concept. Each of the parking garages were multi-floor structures complete with heated ramps, stair towers, finished floors and drainage and grading.
Millennium I was a completely pre-cast design utilizing pre-cast concrete members, and was assembled in a very short period of time. Galli Engineering designed the footings, columns and corbels, beams, ramps and floor planks, and created an unloading and erection plan.
Millennium II was irregular in shape and was constructed over a working Millennium Toyota Mechanics Shop, utilizing pre-cast concrete columns and beams. All of the floors were poured concrete over metal decking. On both projects Galli Engineering was retained to design fire protection and site lighting. We also provided construction supervision and project documentation.
- Syosset Public Library
Civil Engineer Design and Construction
Syosset Public Library — Syosset, NY
The Syosset Library project was a multi floor expansion of an existing library. The Facility is located at the eastern side of South Oyster bay Road, south of the Long Island Expressway in Syosset, NY. The project is overseen by The New York State Department of Education and the Syosset Library Board of Trustees.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was retained to act as Project Civil Engineer, and prepare a Site Drainage and Grading design for the proposed library expansion, and oversee the installation of the storm water system. The design included roof and roof drainage, curb and walkway design, asphalt design and drainage calculations for both new and existing basins.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was further retained to observe the excavation and provide project supervision and to document the project. Galli Engineering’s duties also included coordination with the contractor and the subcontractors and to respond to any ponding problems. The project was considered complete when the rough grading was complete.
Upon completion of the construction, Galli Engineering prepared a final “As Built” drawing which addressed the differences between the design and field installation.
- Wellington Square
Brownfield Redevelopment and Civil Site Engineering
Wellington Square — Bronxville, NY
Galli Engineering successfully entered this project into the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program. This 1.74 acre site is currently used for at-grade parking by the Village of Bronxville. The project site is located directly adjacent to the Metro North Railroad right of way at the Bronxville Station. Around 1905, the “Hotel Gramatan Power and Light Plant” was built on the middle lot of the site. Coal was used to fuel the power plant until 1961, when the plant switched over to fuel oil. In 1910, the South Bronxville (Gramatan) Garage was built on the southern lot. The garage was used as an automobile service station and a gasoline filling station. The Village of Bronxville acquired the property in the 1980s, and the Gramatan Garage and power plant were demolished and used as parking lots. There was a large amount of residual contamination and debris left on site from the demolition of the power plant, and this has negatively impacted the environmental quality of the site.
Soil samples have demonstrated the presence of elevated petroleum constituents and total petroleum hydrocarbons. Portions of the site have been assigned spill numbers by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Based on the age of some of the buildings located on the project site, there is reason to suspect the presence of lead containing paint and asbestos containing materials.
To address these issues, Galli Engineering prepared the site-specific Health and Safety Plan and all required workplans and protocols for the investigation of the areas of environmental concern, and mitigation of these areas. Galli completed the Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. This work included the use of ground penetrating radar to survey the entire parking lot area, installation of soil borings, groundwater and soil sample collection and a geotechnical investigation. Analytical data confirms that the subject property has been impacted by contaminants that are consistent with the past use of the parcels (i.e. a former gasoline service station, automotive repair and parking facility at the south parking lot; and a former heat and light power plant at the central parking lot property). Based on the field results, Galli made recommendations for environmental site remediation and mitigation of existing site contamination.
The development of the property will include up to 65 luxury, empty nester condominiums in four-story buildings and the construction of a below grade 300 space parking garage. Galli Engineering designed a sub-slab venting system, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Stormwater filtration and detention basin design amongst other civil engineering aspects of the building.
- Villa de Hempstead
Villa de Hempstead Condominiums — Hempstead, NY
This project involved the construction of a condominium complex, which consisted of a 4-story building with cellar located in Hempstead, New York.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was retained to design the structural elements of this project, which included footing design, steel column and beam design, connections and floor designs. Galli Engineering prepared Construction Drawings for the structural elements of the project and ultimately submitted the documents to the Hempstead Building Department for approval.
Galli Engineering, P.C. was further retained to provide construction management, construction support services and controlled inspections for the structural aspects of this project. Duties included the structural oversight of the general contractor and his subcontractors. Additionally, Galli was responsible for the structural controlled inspections for this project, which included the inspection of footings, welding, fire stops, structural stability, compaction testing, concrete mix, concrete cylinders and final inspection.
Upon completion of the construction, Galli Engineering prepared final “As Built” drawings addressing the differences between the design and field installation.