Recognizing the Impact of Public Works
May 21-27 is National Public Works Week, an annual awareness week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of public works professionals and the importance of public works in communities. When it comes to public works projects, Tighe & Bond assists clients in various capacities. We collaborate closely with government agencies, municipalities, and other stakeholders to develop innovative solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of a community.
Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, planners, and environmental consultants help to design infrastructure solutions that improve public safety, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life. With 13 offices throughout the Northeast, our team has expertise in state and local government regulations and permitting. Below are a few examples of our work improving public infrastructure in the Northeast:
East Ferry North Facing Seawall Repairs
Our firm was retained by the Town of Jamestown to prepare an Alternatives Evaluation Report for stabilizing about 100 linear feet of an existing rubble stone seawall. The selected alternative included re-pointing the upper portion of the wall and using a combination of chinking and fast-setting underwater Speed Crete on the lower portion of the wall.
Providence Water Supply Board On-Call Engineering
We have been providing on-call engineering services for Providence Water since 2016. Our environmental team provides project support to Providence Water as part of various design projects.
King Park Beach Seawall Repair
Our team designed repairs and improvements to the existing seawall. The repairs were required as a result of the deterioration of existing sections of the seawall, and included the replacement of several sections of seawall, totaling over 150 linear feet, including a newly designed section.
Newport Pell Elementary School
In collaboration with the City of Newport and HMFH Architects, our landscape architecture studio, Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio, developed the site design for this new PreK–4 Pell Elementary School. Halvorson supplied site and playground design assistance for this Rhode Island “Green Ribbon” school complex.
Greenfields Wastewater Treatment Plant
When a fire at the Greenfields plant destroyed the RBC secondary treatment system, aeration system, and chemical disinfection system, Tighe & Bond responded immediately to prevent a human health crisis.
Tighe & Bond provided engineering services for a unique project that converted a former oil terminal into a multi-use town park dock. The pier not only enhances public access to the Hudson River but also provides docking and passenger transfer for vessels including the historic 1,500-passenger steamship SS Columbia.
Kingston Wastewater Treatment Plant Modifications
We worked with the City of Kingston to design modifications to the City’s existing wastewater treatment plant to improve ammonia filtration, ensuring good quality of water in the area surrounding the outfall in Rondout Creek.
Recreation Park Master Plan & Improvements
Working with the Town of Red Hook Recreation Commission and the Town Board, Tighe & Bond is undertaking a multi-year upgrade and expansion of the Town’s recreation park facilities. The initial phase of improvements has included the creation of a new multi-sport field, a new trailhead at Saw Kill Trail, and ADA improvements to facilities.
North Mill Pond Trail & Greenway
Designed to enhance the natural assets of North Mill Pond, the greenway will serve as a valuable open space and habitat that provides an ecologically healthy, socially vibrant, and educational destination for residents and visitors alike.
University of New Hampshire – Wildcat Stadium
Our team provided site planning and design services for the expansion and redesign of UNH’s multi-purpose sports stadium. Tighe & Bond’s work included included all utilities, service/emergency access, and pedestrian access associated with this new facility.
Merrimack Water Main Crossing & Intake
When PFAS contaminated more than 360 wells in Litchfield, our team helped Pennichuck Water Works, a local water utility, to implement a fast-tracked solution. Our firm worked with multiple stakeholders, sub-consultants, and contractors on designing and constructing a new water main that would cross the Merrimack River and connect Litchfield to a safe public water supply.
Tighe & Bond prepared a new multi-use synthetic athletic field design for the Hollis Brookline High School to accommodate five sports, including football, soccer, field hockey, and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.
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