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September 24, 2019
KSE Presents Geothals Bridge Construction Project at the ACEC Tri-State Conference
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The KS Engineers team (KSE) made a presentation at the ACEC Tri-State conference in Atlantic City on September 24, 2019, on the Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) and QA services for the Goethals bridge replacement project. The one-hour presentation which received a PDH approval for both NY and NJ was made by James Adams, PE, - VP and Field Project Manager; Rasool Attar, PE – Senior Project Engineer, and Scott Plant, PE – Senior Structural Field Engineer. The presentation discussed the complex nature of the new cable stayed bridge construction and KSE’s role as the lead CEI and QA firm.

The Goethals Bridge spans the Arthur Kill between Staten Island, NY and Elizabeth, NJ. By the beginning of the 21st century, the original Goethals Bridge was recognized to be functionally obsolete. To replace it, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) chose to use the public-private partnership delivery method. As part of the Developer/Client’s (NYNJ Link’s) team, KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) was selected to perform Construction Quality Assurance (QA) and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services.

The vast and complex web of interacting processes that comprised the construction of the new bridge (and the demolition of the old structure) required an array of innovations in monitoring those processes, from permitting to quality assurance, to resource tracking, to CEI scheduling. While the Construction Contractor developed its own Lead Contractor Quality Control Plan, this had to be audited by KSE as the CEI Consultant. An extensive independent testing program was created by CEI for all material that went into the construction, above and beyond the quality control (QC) testing performed by the Contractor (QC testing). It also had to be coordinated with the separate and independent testing performed by the PANYNJ. This QA Plan also included the inspection of construction activities throughout the process. At the height of the construction activities, 35 persons from the KSE team were active on site, performing inspections and making certain that all the QC requirements were met.

May 20, 2015
KSE Vice President and Transportation Engineer Henry Perahia was recently interviewed by Urban Omnibus of New York City
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KSE Vice President and Transportation Engineer Henry Perahia was recently interviewed by Urban Omnibus of New York City to explore an Unseen Machine - Spanning Water, Rail, and Road: New York’s Iconic and Inconspicuous Bridges.
January 12, 2015
KSE wins TBTA Design-Build project

KS Engineers is the lead designer for The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) design-build project MP-21, Rehabilitation of the Rockaway Point Boulevard and Jacob Riis Pedestrian Overpasses and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. The lead contractor is John P. Picone, inc. of Lawrence, NY. Scope of work includes Replacement of existing superstructure with a two-span structure consisting of a reinforced concrete deck with an integral wearing surface supported on weathered steel girders, repair of abutments and pier, installation of new drainage structures, lead and asbestos abatement, and new lighting.
December 31, 2014
KSE wins LIRR Design-Build project

KS Engineers is the lead designer for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) design-build project for Colonial Road Improvements and Pocket Track Extension in Great Neck, NY. The lead contractor is Railroad Construction Company, Inc. of Paterson, NJ. The project consists of demolition and removal of existing bridge, construction of a new bridge, creation of a new pocket track south of the existing main line, and drainage improvements throughout the site
November 11, 2014
KSE project wins 2015 ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Platinum Award
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ACEC New York Judges in the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition have selected KSE project, City of Newark Traffic Sign Management, for a 2015 ACEC New York Platinum Award in the category of Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services.
June 16, 2014
KSE is named by ENR in top 100 CM-for-Fee firms
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ENR Magazine ranked KS Engineers #74 in 2014 survey of Construction Management-for-Fee Firms. KSE was ranked #90 in 2013.
September 21, 2012
KSE Participates in Park(ing) Day in City of Philadelphia.
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Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event that invites activists, artists, architects, engineers, and other citizens to transform metered parking spaces into temporary pop-up public parks. Meant to make us think a little about the uses of public space, Park(ing) Day 2012, held on September 21st, is the fifth annual Philadelphia version of the event, which was founded by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio in 2005 with the stated goal of raising awareness of the need for green spaces in urban environments.
January 16, 2012
Kamal Shahid interviewed by NJBIZ magazine.
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Kamal Shahid, president of KS Engineers, based in Newark, has grown the company from a two-person firm to 191 employees, and had $25.5 million in revenue in 2011.
January 16, 2012
KSE President Kamal Shahid Interviewed by NJBIZ Magazine
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Kamal Shahid, president of KS Engineers, based in Newark, has grown the company from a two-person firm to 191 employees, and had $25.5 million in revenue in 2011.
October 11, 2011
NJBIZ Honors KSE As One of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies
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KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) has been named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies for 2011. The award program produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is presented by Rothstein Kass and sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler PC, PNC Bank, UnitedHealthcare, Optimum Lightpath and Robert Half/Protiviti.
June 28, 2010
KSE collaborates with the DRJTBC to keep motorists moving
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Driving along Interstate 78 westbound from New Jersey to Pennsylvania just got easier thanks to Open Road Tolling. KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) served as the design engineer for a modernized toll facility in Williams Township, PA owned and operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
May 8, 2007
KSE project wins National Recognition Award from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
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KSE’s project “GIS Mapping and Inspection of Stormwater Outfalls on NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway” was awarded National Recognition Award at the 2007 National ACEC Engineering Excellence Award Ceremony on May 8, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
November 1, 2006
Diego Alaimo, P.E. joins KSE as Vice President of NY Operations.
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KS Engineers, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mr. Diego Alaimo, P.E. has joined KSE as a Vice President, in charge of our New York Operations. Mr. Alaimo will focus on expanding our presence the City and State of New York
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