Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 12

when

Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, it
left behind a path of damage and destruction that had rarely been
witnessed in the history of the United States. After the torrential
rains and 100-plus mph winds subsided, damage estimates topped
out at approximately $75 billion. Amid all the fury, trees and
knocked-down power lines, the famed New Jersey boardwalk had
been ripped apart, and seawater had surged over lower Manhattan's sea walls-flooding highways, subway tunnels, rail facilities
and the basements of buildings.
Over the ensuing months and years, government officials,
engineering firms and others began assessing and addressing the
immediate problems, including widespread and often severe
flooding along with a lack of power for many businesses, schools
and other facilities. "There was a huge practical and financial
impact," says Milo Riverso, president and CEO of New York
City-based STV Group. "It took enormous resources to get things
functioning again."
However, the initial recovery was only the beginning of a long
and arduous task: improving infrastructure across the Atlantic
region to protect against future storms as well as rising sea levels.
Following the hurricane, Congress allocated $5.1 billion for both
short- and long-term recovery and rebuilding. The North Atlantic

ALAN SCHINDLER

The new roller coaster
on Casino Pier in Seaside
Heights, N.J. opened in
May 2017, five years after
Hurricane Sandy. There
has been considerable
progress in repairing and
rebuilding storm-damaged
infrastructure across the
Atlantic coast region, but
there is still much work to
be done.

region, including New York City and the New Jersey coastline,
which suffered the heaviest damage, received $4.1 billion of the
sum. This resulted in 111 projects for building new and better sea
walls, shoring up jetties and bulkheads in channels, and building
natural sand barriers.
"The improvements will extend over many years," says Joseph
Forcina, chief of the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Management Division for the North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. "The goal has been to address infrastructure needs as
quickly and effectively as possible
so that protections are in place
and we're able to reduce risk.
There is no way to know when
the next big storm will hit."
"The impact of these superstorms is enormous, but the
investments we make in infrastructure and improvements can greatly
mitigate the economic impact,"
says Riverso.

In New York
City, 11
million daily
commuters
lost access to
bus, subway
and rail services

WEATHERING THE STORM

The damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was
nothing short of horrifying. All told, at least 147 people lost their
lives-including 67 in the United States. Meanwhile, large swaths
of Washington, D.C., New York City and other areas lost electrical
power for days. Airports and rail systems were rendered inoperable,



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc - September/October 2017

Engineering Inc - September/october 2017
Contents
From Acec to You
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Eye on The Storm
Boost Profits, Reduce Loss
Innovations in Airport Design
Future Looks Bright for Vr
The Legend of Gridlock Sam
Focus on Philanthropy
Guest Column
Mergers and Acquisitions
Members in the News
Business Insights
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Intro
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Engineering Inc - September/october 2017
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Cover2
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Contents
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 2
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 3
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - From Acec to You
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 5
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Market Watch
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 7
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Legislative Action
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 9
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Eye on The Storm
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 11
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 12
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 13
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 14
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Boost Profits, Reduce Loss
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Innovations in Airport Design
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Future Looks Bright for Vr
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - The Legend of Gridlock Sam
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Focus on Philanthropy
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Guest Column
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Mergers and Acquisitions
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 52
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Members in the News
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 55
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Business Insights
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