Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department Expansion

The project included an expansion to the existing single-story, 11,500 sq. ft. Emergency Department at Good Samaritan Hospital. The addition included additional space for increased exam room capacity from 20 to 32 with the same number of Trauma rooms, larger exam rooms (increased to today’s standard), a new covered drop-off and entry vestibule, new waiting area, and a new covered drive-through ambulance receiving area to promote efficient patient delivery to the Emergency Department.

Tectonic provided geophysical location of private underground utilities, site planning and design, stormwater management, utility design, landscaping design, site lighting, local Village/Planning Board approvals, bid and construction support, and SPDES-compliance inspections during construction. Expedited survey and local approvals for a generator and patient canopy for the Medical Office Building were added during construction.

Located (electromagnetic and ground-penetrating radar methods), relocated, accommodated, and upgraded water, fire suppression, gas, steam, oxygen, electric, sanitary, and stormwater situated between the central power plant and Emergency Department.

GOSR Waterford Wetland Drainage

The Village of Waterford, located on the west side of the Hudson River in Saratoga County, experienced catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Irene in August 2011.  A neighborhood of 55 residences at the north end of the Village was inundated by rising water and suffered losses. The Village requested $1 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funding under the New York Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) program to complete the improvements described as the “Wetland Drainage System Improvements” in the Waterford NYRCR Plan.

Tectonic worked with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery to appraise the request, perform an engineering and environmental project feasibility review, evaluate alternatives, outline regulatory requirements, and recommend viable approaches to control or mitigate the flooding impacts with the objective of achieving resiliency.

The final study recommended the provision of backflow prevention and construction of a municipal separate storm sewer trunk to improve drainage, reduce flooding, and increase access to first responders.  A more extensive solution involving wetland detention behind a railroad embankment was found to be only marginally more effective at reducing flooding during high-frequency storm events.