resiliency + water

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC),
NYC H+H Metropolitan, New York, New York

Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) provided surveying and geotechnical services to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and another firm as part of a project for flood control improvements for Metropolitan Health & Hospitals located in New York, NY. The existing hospital building had recently been victim to flood damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Working with FEMA, the NYEDC has since been developing plans to mitigate any future damage to the hospital during major storm events. This project primarily centered on the construction of a flood wall to span the perimeter of the building, which will prevent future flood waters from reaching and entering the hospital. Studies were also performed regarding the susceptibility of underground basements and tunnels to damage during flood events, along with the mitigating precautions that could be taken at the project site to avoid any future debilitating damage.  More >