PS&S was proud to be an exhibitor at this year’s New Jersey Future: Redevelopment Forum where the theme was New Jersey’s struggle with outdated infrastructure, congested roads, and polluted water… and what solutions are within reach.
PS&S promotes longtime land services, environmental experts
By Joshua Burd, Real Estate New Jersey
Design and engineering firm PS&S has made two promotions within its executive ranks.
In a news release Tuesday, the Warren-based firm announced that it has named Joe Fleming first executive vice president. In the new role, he will continue to ignite and oversee expansion of the firm in key business areas.
Fleming, previously an executive vice president, has spent nearly 35 years with PS&S. He has previously overseen dozens of prominent and highly acclaimed construction projects, from houses of worship and retail centers to corporate office developments and residential housing.
He also serves on the PS&S management committee and is the firm’s principal-in-charge of all land services, which include environmental permitting and remediation, utility services, surveying, landscape architecture and civil engineering, the news release said. The New Jersey Institute of Technology graduate also holds a fellow grade at the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on its Industry Leaders Council.
The firm has also promoted L. Miguel Salinas to executive vice president and has elevated him to its management committee, the news release said. In the new role, Salinas manages the multidisciplinary environmental services department, which includes overseeing a wide variety of services related to permitting, environmental impact assessment, site evaluation and remediation and many other areas.
He is responsible for environmental services in all PS&S offices, having joined the firm in 2007.
Salinas, previously a senior vice president, also chairs the energy utility sector team for PS&S. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in soil science from the University of Arkansas and Louisiana State University, respectively.
The veteran engineer is actively involved with New Jersey’s site remediation program.
Kris McCool took part in a panel in this year’s NJEC Economic Series: Natural Gas. The panel discussed – The Bridge to a Clean Energy Future – In 2018 New Jersey began a new path for a clean energy future. In order to maintain current standards and reach the 2050 goals, it is necessary that the future includes an all-in approach when it comes to comprehensive energy needs. With the buildout of wind generation and the advancement of energy storage, natural gas is a bridge and support fuel for a clean energy future. The panel will discuss the transition to the 2050 goals and what role natural gas plays in that transition.
PS&S is honored to be selected as the New Jersey Energy Coalition February Member Highlight.
PS&S is a proud member of the New Jersey Energy Coalition. With deep roots in New Jersey, PS&S has assumed a leadership role in redefining professional energy services, both in traditional and emerging technologies. We understand the needs of our fellow Coalition members and are uniquely qualified in our approach to project development, from environmental compliance through engineering design. PS&S Energy Services group includes the full range of professionals that work strategically with our clients to navigate through the challenges of project development, particularly in light of New Jersey’s complex regulatory processes, allowing for projects to be completed in accordance with service demands. Our enthusiastic professionals are embracing emerging energy market opportunities.
View the entire feature: http://www.njenergycoalition.org/february-member-highlight-pss/
New Jersey SHARES, Inc., a statewide nonprofit corporation aiding individuals and families who have trouble meeting their energy and utility burden, has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors.
The newly appointed members are Jenny S. Davis of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ulises E. Diaz of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Chris James of MBI and John A. Sartor of PS&S.
“We are thrilled to welcome these four talented leaders to our Board of Directors,” said Cheryl B. Stowell, CEO, New Jersey SHARES. “Their insight and combined years of expertise in their respective fields will be a great asset to our nonprofit organization as we continue to serve our New Jersey neighbors in need.”
Hall Construction Co., Inc. of Howell was awarded the design-build contract for this project and as part of the design-build contract is partnering with PS&S on the design. The project is anticipated for completion and opening to students in September 2022.
PS&S attended the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Annual Meeting event. Among those in attendance were, representatives from Campbells Soup and American Water.
PS&S attended NJ Alliance For Action’s event recognizing NJ's Leading Infrastructure Projects on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.
PS&S was present and accepted the Alliance for Action Infrastructure Award for our efforts on Atlantic City Electric's Orchard to Lewis Transmission Line Rebuild Project. PS&S groups involved included Survey, Remediation, Environmental Permitting, Civil, Cultural Resources, GIS, Hydrogeology, Architecture.
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.