Rail Transportation: Shops & Yards
Environmental Sciences: Resilience & Sustainability
Coney Island Yard Complex Flood Mitigation
STV performed a feasibility study and conditions assessment, and developed environmental documentation and designs for mitigation measures to protect against flooding at the Coney Island Yard rail complex in Brooklyn, NY. The 110-acre complex, which was significantly damaged during Superstorm Sandy, is integral to the New York City Transit (NYC Transit) subway system. It encompasses three railroad storage yards and is used to perform maintenance and overhaul on all the cars in the system.
The firm assessed alternatives, including perimeter protection, storm drainage system modifications, sump pits and pumps, and raising critical items above the base flood elevation. STV also developed detailed designs for the interim perimeter flood protection around the complex.
2016 Engineering Excellence Award – Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York