NYC Build It Back

NYC Build It Back

As part of a team headed by the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), Hirani providing multidisciplinary Architectural/Engineering Design, Wetland Delineations and Surveying for residential structures that were determined to be substantially damaged by Super Storm Sandy. This project covered storm-damaged homes in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island including as many as 1,200 residential properties. These Residential homes were subsequently deemed eligible for the New York City Build it Back (BIB) program. Many of the homes required extensive repairs and improvements, as well as elevation above any future flooding contingency. The goal of the program was to bring the homes back to a level of habitability and code-compliant condition.

Hirani was part of the team contracted by New York Economic Development Corporation to provide Architectural and Engineering design, and the other services previously noted.

Hirani’s responsibilities included site visits to verify the design scope, and completion of the design documentation needed to get approval from NYCDOB and other agencies. Additionally, Hirani provided technical support during the construction process until the construction is complete and accepted by the NYCDOB. Hirani also provided engineering design services for sanitary sewer connections, septic system inspections and design and other miscellaneous structural engineering support services on an as-needed basis.

Owner: NYC Economic Development Corporation

Project Highlights:

  • Architectural/Engineering Design
  • Damage Assessment
  • Structural Inspection
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Sanitary Sewer Design
  • Schematic and Construction Design
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Land Surveying