Riverbend Luxury Residences

The Ginsburg Development Company creates high quality residential and mixed-use communities in New York’s Northern Suburbs.

As part of this community, The Riverbend Luxury Residences were developed on a 30-acre site previously occupied by the Franciscan Sisters of Peekskill which contains sixteen 3-story residential buildings, one 2-story clubhouse and one 4-story apartment building. This residential apartment development consists of approximately 242 units, associated driveways, parking and infrastructure.

The many services Tectonic provided throughout the construction of this project included:

  • Preliminary site design and permitting, grading and drainage, site utilities, reports, cost estimates, regulatory permitting, erosion control and storm water management design.
  • Geotechnical services: subsurface investigation, the design of multiple segmental block walls and rock walls, and the design of cast-in-place concrete retaining walls.
  • Surveying services to support both the design and construction.
  • Construction responsibilities included the layout of new buildings, garage pads, site grading, water and sewer lines, curb lines, etc. Tectonic also provided as-built surveys of the infrastructure for submittal to the various municipal agencies overseeing the project.
  • Construction inspection and materials testing services were provided throughout the construction phase of the project to support the Client’s quality control initiatives and Code compliance requirements.

Newburgh Mid-Broadway Mixed Use Development

The Newburgh Mid-Broadway Mixed Use project involved the redevelopment of an affordable residential 91-unit housing development on a 1.96-acre portion of a city block in Newburgh, NY. This housing unit is a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom configurations with on-site amenities that includes a playground, 155 parking spaces, and a supermarket to serve the complex.

Tectonic provided professional consulting services which included:

  • Planning board approvals
  • Site planning (geometric, grading, drainage, utility)
  • Storm water management design within a combined sewer service area
  • DOH approvals for water/sewer
  • Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF)
  • Road opening permits
  • Special use permit approvals
  • Construction documents
  • Construction phase office/field support

This project will provide affordable housing for families with incomes in the range of 35 to 85 percent of the County’s area median income.

The Mill at Middletown

The Mill at Middletown is an adaptive reuse of a historic 3-story mill building into a 27-unit affordable rental apartment building with 1,300 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor including the Fresh Start Cafe, a culinary arts job training program. A one-story brick annex building will be reused as a 1,200 square foot community space. A 4-story, 15-unit, new construction building extension brings the total number of units to 42.

Tectonic provided services to redesign the parking lot, public spaces, and stormwater management system. Retaining walls were dramatically lowered or eliminated, earthwork was reduced, accessibility and circulation were improved, infrastructure was scaled back, and landscaping was increased. Services also included:

  • Survey (ALTA/ACSM)
  • Site/civil design
  • Utility engineering
  • Construction support
  • SPDES compliance permitting
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning
  • FEMA elevation certificate/LOMA

Tectonic worked with the development team to transform a municipal approval set of drawings into a construction-ready, value-engineered solution to accommodate the project architect’s ultimate vision for the project.

Hudson Crest

Hudson Crest is a LEED® (Silver) housing campus providing 189 units of luxury housing situated on 6-acres of land offering picturesque views overlooking the Hudson River.

This project was designed to transition between the single-family residences, which are adjacent to high-density housing and commercial uses, to provide public enhancements such as footpaths, utility infrastructure, mass transit links and an automated parking garage. The units were arranged to emphasize river views, community design and to facilitate unique circulation patterns that permits parking beneath two of the buildings, thereby maximizing the development potential of the site.

Tectonic provided site engineering services by developing LEED®-compliant site plan designs and providing support for sustainable site credits. Additional services Tectonic provided include the following:

  • Preparation of subsurface investigations
  • Rock removal and blasting procedures
  • Support of municipal approvals and EIS process
  • SPDES stormwater permitting, including subterranean storage and rainwater harvesting
  • Obtained potable water and wastewater permits
  • Performed boundary and topographic survey

World Trade Center – Tower 4

The World Trade Center – Tower 4 was designed by the Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki as a 72-floor superstructure, rising 977 feet with 2.5 million rentable square feet of space. The tower offers 140,000 sf of retail on five floors, a 46 foot lobby, and art installations by Kozo Nishino and Thinc. It is an elegant achievement of technology, efficiency and sustainability. Tower 4 is located at 150 Greenwich Street and bounded by Greenwich, Liberty, Church and Cortlandt Streets.

World Trade Center – Tower 4 was designed in accordance with the highest energy efficiency standards to meet the LEED Gold level of sustainable design by the U.S. Green Building Council. It shares the site’s 16-acres with Towers 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 in addition to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and the Transportation Hub.

Four World Trade Center features many structural enhancements, including a reinforced concrete core and columns with steel girders and beams. Safety systems were designed to exceed New York City Building Code and to meet agency requirements. The firm was responsible for providing QA/QC and Special Inspection services for all aspects of the construction.

The firm performed quality control monitoring and oversight of the construction project to ensure it met and exceeded the requirements of the building codes and the intent of the design plan and specifications. The firm assigned experienced professionals familiar with the types of materials used and the construction process to ensure the methods used by the contractors were proven to provide results.


Walgreens is one of the largest drugstore chains in the U.S., with more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Walgreens Company has selected Tectonic as a pre-approved and preferred Special Inspections and Materials Testing agency for new construction in the Hudson Valley region of New York and New York City.

Tectonic has provided the Special Inspections in accordance with Chapter 17 of the Building Code of New York State and New York City with qualified personnel for structural building systems which includes:

  • Cast-in-place concrete
  • Energy Code Compliance Inspections
  • Firestopping
  • Heating Systems
  • Masonry
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Reinforcement steel
  • Soils and subgrades
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Structural Safety-Structural Stability
  • Structural Steel Welding & Bolting

Tectonic has also provided other quality control inspections for site work including asphalt paving and site retaining wall construction.

Recent projects include:

  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • East Patchogue, NY
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Mineola, NY
  • Montgomery, NY
  • Nanuet, NY
  • New City, NY
  • New Windsor, NY
  • Nyack, NY
  • Ossining, NY
  • Queens, NY
  • Rosedale, NY
  • Spring Valley, NY
  • Spring Valley, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Tappan, NY
  • Thornwood, NY
  • Valley Stream, NY

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Shopping Center

Developed by Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), Ridge Hill in Yonkers, NY, is a dynamic and diverse mixed-use project, featuring some 1.3 million square feet of retail space, including shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It also includes about 160,000 square feet of office and research facilities, as well as a hotel and conference center. Ridge Hill’s residential component is comprised of 1,000 apartments, of which 200 are for active adults ages 55+ and 135 affordable units.

Tectonic provided Special Inspections & Materials Testing services for all facets of construction, including soils subgrade inspections, soils fill placement & compaction testing, steel reinforcing inspections, concrete testing & sampling, masonry inspections, structural steel welding & bolting inspections, fireproofing inspections, firestopping inspections, site utilities inspections and testing, floor flatness testing, and cold formed framing inspections

Quickway Industrial Park Site Development

This project involved the design and development of various sites with associated parking on seven (7) parcels comprising fifty (50) acres including:

  • One 70,000 square foot office building
  • Two 86,000 square foot manufacturing complexes
  • 153,000, 60,000, and 45,000 square foot interstate and inter-local warehouse facilities
  • Resubdivision for commercial, retail and hospitality uses

Tectonic performed a broad spectrum of services that varied across each site including:

  • Boundary & topographic surveys
  • Subdivisions
  • Conceptual, preliminary & final site development designs
  • Site layout, grading, drainage, erosion control, landscaping, lighting & utilities
  • Environmental assessments, wetlands delineations, and regulatory permitting
  • Stormwater management
  • Preparation of structural foundations
  • Geotechnical studies
  • Construction inspection services

In addition, water quality and quality controls were designed to NYSDEC standards to meet sizing criteria and pollutant removal goals while hydrologic/hydraulic analyses supported regional stormwater system designs that expedited approvals of subsequent phases.

Mack-Cali Properties

Tectonic is providing environmental consulting services to a Class A office building in Paramus, NJ. The facility features over 348,500 SF of leased space and a dramatic atrium overlooking a courtyard and pond. Tectonic was referred to the owner for its leadership’s expertise contributing to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection technical guidance documents.

Tectonic’s initial services were to review and advise on the work of the tenant’s LSRP as they worked on their leasehold space. Tectonic was protecting the owner’s interests by ensuring the work was adequate and measured. Later, Tectonic took over stewardship to remediate the Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls in accordance with State and Federal requirements and procedures

Kohl’s Expansion

Kohl’s Department Stores is one of the largest discount department store chains in the U.S. Their continued growth resulted in a large expansion to open many new stores in various locations throughout NY and NJ.

Tectonic worked with Vision General Construction, Inc. to provide surveying support during the construction of nine Kohl’s Department Stores and one Distribution Center. This consisted of verifying surveys of existing features, layout of building control lines, foundations, and site features such as parking areas and drainage structures. As-built surveys were prepared after construction for submittal to the municipalities for approval.

Tectonic also provided special inspections and materials testing in addition to geotechnical and construction support services for 11 Kohl’s Department Stores as well as the Distribution Center located in Mamakating, NY.