New York City Department of Design and Construction
Preliminary and Final Design Services for Complex and Landmark Pedestrian Ramps, Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx
Retained by NYCDDC as the Prime consultant, SEPC developed for the design of new pedestrian ramps at various NYC locations, including historical and landmark locations, in Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn. SEPC performed preliminary visual inspections and recorded ground surface measurements; completed topographic surveys of cross intersections considering ROW, property lines etc. Following stringent procedural guidelines of NYSDOT, NYCDOT, DEP, ADA, and DDC’s standards, SEPC provided cost effective design solutions and provided construction support services of the pedestrian ramps and relocated existing appurtenances. The pedestrian ramps which were located adjacent to existing vaults under sidewaks were designed to ensure structural integrity of the vaults. SEPC also developed plans for maintenance and protection of pedestrian and vehicular traffic at each site to provide safe passage. The project required close coordination with public and private agencies, NYCDOT and NYC Landmark Preservation Commission to mitigate impact on aesthetics during and post construction. SEPC as per NYCDDC guidelines provided Final Design through various submission steps (MM1, MM2, Final).