The Importance of Public Works

What are public works? Public works include a broad range of services that our municipalities provide to us every day. From water and sewer services, to sanitation, to salting and plowing the roads in the winter and making sure potholes are filled in the spring and summer. Public works keep our cities and towns running …

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Surveying Project

KC performed a boundary survey for the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) located in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. This survey consisted of surveying the 144-acre port, which is on the Gowanus Bay and includes 96 acres of dry land. This project required extensive record research to recover property records on the SBMT and …

Town of Wallkill Sludge Dewatering Project

The existing dewatering equipment at the Wallkill Wastewater Treatment Plant was 26 years old and in need of replacement. The equipment is operated seven days per week for six hours per day. Current operators were unable to produce a sludge cake with greater than 13% solids, resulting in very high disposal costs. An evaluation was …

5 of the Greatest Ancient Engineering Inventions

When we think of engineering, we tend to think of modern, high-tech design. But many technological advances were made possible by the solid foundations of design and engineering of yesterday. Here are some of the most innovative engineering feats of their time: Aqueducts: The Romans had access to public toilets, underground sewage systems, public baths, …

5 Famous Civil Engineers You Should Know

Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923): A renowned French civil engineer and architect, Gustave Eiffel is remembered as “the Magician of Iron.” Can you guess which famous iron structure this magician cast? Indeed, his masterpiece is the Eiffel Tower. During and after its construction, thinkers of the time criticized the tower’s ambitious design. Some even protested the tower, …