National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann has been selected by the NYS Office of General Services (NYSOGS) to provide statewide coastal management, floodplain mapping, dam safety and flood protection services to support the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Division of Water Program. The $3 million contract will be executed over a five-year period—three years to assign projects and an additional two years to complete projects—with work beginning in mid-2019.
Bergmann’s Northeast Water Resources and Waterway Structures practices will collaborate to meet the needs of the NYSOGS and NYSDEC teams, providing design and construction phase services to upgrade and improve the resiliency of the state’s aging infrastructure for the purpose of public safety, primarily as it pertains to flooding risks.
As part of the environmental considerations for the projects, Bergmann will conduct environmental investigations, prepare permit applications and incorporate provisions in the construction contracts to comply with all environmental laws and requirements. The firm will also address needs for specific environmental features such as fish passage around dams.
“Our team at Bergmann is always thrilled to take on projects that will improve public safety and have a positive impact on the environment,” said Kenneth Avery, PE, Water and Environmental Practice Leader for Bergmann. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the NYSOGS and working closely with NYSDEC as we embark on this new set of projects over the next several years.”
NYSOGS has utilized Bergmann’s services since 2010 in a number of capacities for both infrastructure and buildings projects. For infrastructure, Bergmann is also currently working with NYSOGS under a Clear Lake contract and another Division of Water Program contract, as well as a dam safety contract won in late 2018.
For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.