PS&S attended the Zucker Family Fund gathering on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Holmdel, NJ.
Scott Salmon participated in a panel discussion at the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Environmental & Energy Law Section regarding Ethical Issues in Environmental Due Diligence on Friday, January 18, 2019.
The panel discussed ethical cases studies involving an attorney’s and an engineer’s ethical obligation under their respective Code of Ethics. The panel counts as 1.0 credits in ethics for NYMCLE.
The 2019 NYSBA Annual Meeting took place from January, 14th to the 18th at New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.
PS&S is excited to announce that it has officially moved its Long Island office to Mineola.
PS&S is pleased to attend and support a number of reorganization celebrations to start off the year.
On January 5th, 2019, PS&S attended the 93rd Annual Reorganization and Installment of Officers for the Borough of Lawnside. Very proud to be among the supporters in attendance as Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow is sworn in by Congressman Donald Norcross
January 7th, 2019 - PS&S joined in the Celebration of Congressman Andy Kim, newly elected in the NJ 3rd Congressional District on Monday. Andy Kim took the time to speak with his supporters and constituents of his vision and commitment to the district and the Country.
PS&S's Marge DellaVecchia also attended the Swearing in of Elected Freeholders in Camden County as well as the County’s Reorganization Meeting. She is pleased to be a part of the Camden County Team of professionals who were joined by Mayor Teri Brunella, Mayor of Brooklawn, Camden County to watch as Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli is sworn in as Director and Freeholder Edward T. McDonnell is sworn in as Deputy Director. Also taking the oaths of office were Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo and Freeholder William Moen, Jr.
PS&S was also pleased to be in attendance as Cherry Hill Council President David Fleisher and Council Vice President Sara Lipsett were sworn into office by Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn.
PS&S was awarded Honorable Mention Winner 2018 Education Design Showcase by the School Planning & Management (SP&M) and College Planning & Management (CP&M) Education Design Showcase for P.S. 583 The Bronx Lab School for Historical Discovery.
The SP&M | CP&M Education Design Showcase was established in1999 as a means to share innovative, yet practical, solutions in planning, design and construction.
All projects in the Education Design Showcase are reviewed by a panel of experts. Grand Prize and Honorable Mentions are awarded to the most outstanding projects.
The judges shared the following comments:
“They accomplished a lot on a very limited site. There is thoughtful placement of rooms and views. The entry area is controlled, yet inviting. The project has a human touch.”
On December 29th, PS&S was proud to support the “Strike Out Cancer” with Mike Rozier, 1983 Heisman Trophy Winner, University of Nebraska.
We thank everyone at our PS&S offices who contributed to local food drives in their region.
Our Cherry Hill office collected about 182 pounds of food and participated in the Preston and Steve's Camp Out for Hunger this year. The Preston and Steve Show is a local Philadelphia radio morning show that supports anything and everything local. Their donations to the Philabundance Organization over the past years has helped feed thousands of local Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey families.
Our Warren office collected around 180 pounds of food for the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. What a great way of making sure that our less fortunate friends have a wonderful holiday season as well.
New Affordable Housing Unit in Camden County Breaks Ground
Brand new affordable housing will soon be available in Gibbsboro. On Monday, December 10th, state and local officials broke ground on Freedom Village.
The 72-unit affordable rental community will include 18 units for residents with special needs.
The project, which is being built by officials with the nonprofit housing developer, Project Freedom, will feature elevators, wider doors and hallways, open floor plans and a community center. Some units will even have accessible kitchens and roll-in showers.
"It would be disabled and non-disabled families that can live here," said Susan Shin Angulo, freeholder, Camden County. "More importantly, it will give disabled individuals the freedom to live by themselves." The development is being built on seven acres on South Lakeview Drive and will include four three-story buildings, and a community center. Residents are expected to begin moving in around this time next year.
Yonkers residents kicked off the holiday season Sunday by giving back to the county¹s services for people with disabilities.
The annual Operation Santa Claus holiday brunch is celebrating its twentieth year of fundraising for several different organizations that assist developmentally disabled individuals.
Back in November, the organization announced $20,000 in grants to such organizations, including the Westchester School for Special Children and the New York Creative Arts Therapy Foundation.
“All of these organizations are on the front lines,” says Nick Spano, Honor Chairman of Operation Santa Claus. “Every one of them provides critical services for people with disabilities. Whether it be educational services or art in music therapy or any type of rehabilitative care that is so necessary.”
Our Daylighting of the Saw Mill River project is officially in the third phase. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano officially opened Phase III of the Daylighting of the Saw Mill River at New Main Street where the City unearthed another portion of the Saw Mill River, constructed a 1.25-acre park, and improved river water quality and plant/aquatic life.
PS&S attended the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo that was held from November 4th to the 7th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
PS&S was a silver sponsor for the annual Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge that took place on Sunday, November 4th.
PS&S also helped hand out water to runners on the second half of the run.
PS&S was a sponsor for the 9th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch that took place on October 28 at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
PS&S attended the 14th Annual New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Conference & Exhibition. It was held on October 23rd to the 25th this year in Atlantic City, New Jersey. PS&S was happy to be a gold sponsor for the NJAFM 2018 annual conference.
On October 13th, PS&S was a hole in one sponsor for the “Checking for Charity” annual golf outing. The funds raised from this golf outing are awarded to the charities of each hockey team’s choice in the “Checking for Charity” hockey tournament. PS&S’ Mark Allen plays in their hockey tournament every year and helps run this golf outing.
PS&S attended the 2018 NJSBA Workshop that was held at the Atlantic City Convention Center from October 23rd to October 24th.
On October 17th, 2018, two PS&S projects were awarded the New Jersey Alliance for Action “2018 Distinguished Engineering Award.” The projects are the iPark Mixed-Use Development in Edgewater and the Former Harrison Avenue Landfill Redevelopment in Kearny.
On Friday, October 12th, PS&S joined the 5th Annual Ride & Walk for Ben in Wallingford, CT.
Scott Salmon and Jim LaMaire participated in the 15 mile Tyler Mill Route known as The Ride For Ben's "classic" route.
PS&S has announced four new hires, including a new head of its building services group and three additions to its land services team.
The Warren-based architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firm said Monday that Harry “Ted” Osborne has joined its senior management committee as senior director of the company’s building services group. Meantime, Steven Ewing, Russell Cipolla and Bill Schneider have joined the company as senior directors.
“Ted, Russell, Steve and Bill bring tremendous knowledge, skills and experiences from successful organizations across multiple sectors,” said John Sartor, CEO and president of PS&S. “These key hires exemplify our commitment to be the best partner and support our clients strategically with innovation, technical excellence and unparalleled integrity using the most knowledgeable experts in the industry.”
Osborne, who will be based in the Warren office, brings 40 years of architectural design and planning experience to the building services group, according to a news release. Working with the land services group, the team will continue to serve clients across all aspects of design and engineering, including civil engineering, permitting and survey work.
PS&S said Osborne’s involvement in architectural design encompasses significant domestic and international expertise, with clients including Fortune 500 companies. His prior work includes architectural design and engineering solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, research and development labs, urban redevelopment programs, corporate headquarters buildings, health care and education.
He has also served as a project principal, developing infrastructure protection measures due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, the news release said. Osborne joins the firm from Gannett Fleming and reports to Sartor.
Ewing, Cipolla and Schneider will report to Joseph Fleming, first executive vice president of the PS&S land services group.
Cipolla, who is based in the firm’s Cherry Hill office, will head up a new bridges and roads division in the land services group. PS&S touted his more than 30 years of planning, design, construction and project management experience, which will expedite the bridge and road engineering needs for all of the company’s clients.
He is a professional engineer with city, county, state and federal project engineering experience, the news release said, bringing decades of knowledge in the infrastructure and building sectors.
Based in Atlantic City, Ewing strengthens the company’s ability to provide state and federal impact assessments and coastal permitting guidance, PS&S said. He brings more than 40 years of administrative and technical experience, along with decades of working with regulatory agencies to assist clients dealing with local, state and federal permitting.
Schneider is based in the firm’s Yonkers, New York, office, bringing more than 30 years of professional engineering experience. That includes major redevelopments throughout Westchester County.
He is a professional civil engineer with extensive experience in the public forum working on major redevelopment projects in the city of Yonkers, the news release said. He brings decades of experience in water quality protection, land development and building code compliance for large developments such as mixed-occupancy developments, shopping centers, and large multiple dwellings.
Schneider also has experience in the public health arena, where he has overseen approval of construction plans for sewers, wastewater pump stations, sewage treatment facilities, individual sewage disposal systems and evaluating water quality throughout Westchester County.