Public rights of way, like existing sidewalks, that are affected by new developments or alterations typically land under the jurisdiction of NYC’s Department of Transportation (DOT), while the DOB creates and enforces building codes. Depending on the design and scope of pavement projects, FNA may need to seek approvals from many other agencies, including the MTA and DEP.
The initial steps in pavement engineering involve providing the associated agencies with a scope of work description and getting approved by the DOB and DOT. From there, FNA manages the processes of supplying the necessary governing bodies with lot site plans, photographs of existing asphalt or concrete sidewalk conditions, and initial surveys approved by a licensed surveyor.
The next step is providing technical documents that satisfy administrative codes, related applications, BIS required items, and BPP sign-off checklist. FNA’s engineers and BPP architects also adhere to and gain approval for all zoning and construction codes, including the specific requirements of the DOT for sidewalks, slopes, and encroachments.
Civil engineering projects in New York City face tremendous challenges and can easily run into roadblocks if not appropriately handled by an experienced and knowledgeable firm. FNA’s 30+ years of Builders Pavement Plan experience has made us the most sought-after engineering firm for developers and contractors that value expedited permitting and practical designs in the Tri-State area.