PACO provided cost estimations and CPM scheduling for this part of an ongoing effort to revitalize New York and New Jersey’s shared waterways to provide a cleaner and more sustainable environment.
The scope of this $100 million project included the performance of studies, development of design criteria, preparation of conceptual designs, and the evaluation of the feasibility and cost effectiveness of various types of dredging projects. Geo-environmental investigations and studies related to the evaluation of the contamination levels in dredge material were conducted to provide a clear view of the impacts of industrialization and the effectiveness of ongoing pollution-mitigation in the rivers and harbors surrounding New York and New Jersey’s most densely populated areas.
These studies were focused on contamination reduction, remediation of historical sites, habitat restoration, and land remediation. This dredging program and similar ones executed since the 1980s have served to reduce exposure to contaminated sediments, restore wetlands and other habitats for fish and birds, and remediate quarries, mines, and other industrial sites to make them once again usable.
PACO provided CPM scheduling services to support and augment the Port Authority Engineering Department staff as well as prepared reports and contract drawings, reviewed technical specifications and construction schedules, and provided cost estimates for a wide variety of dredging activities.