Cancer Institute at Hamilton
This project undertaken by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton consisted of the construction of the free standing Cancer Institute building in the northeast portion of the campus. Our staff designed the site improvements which included a regional stormwater management basin, as well as executing subdivision plans for the redivision of land to incorporate an existing parcel into the overall campus structure. Our professionals provided expert testimony in support of the project in order to receive the required planning board approval and also secured permits from the Mercer County Soil Conservation District, local water and sewer approvals, as well as an NJDEP stream encroachment approval for the construction of the stormwater basin outfall. This project also required closes coordination of facilities in order to realign driveway facilities adjacent to the critical areas of the hospital emergency department, and construction of parking facilities to support the Cancer Institute. Our staff also worked closely with the hospital administrative representatives as well as the project landscape architect in order to provide the "Grounds for Healing" garden located adjacent to the Cancer Institute building. Our staff also provided construction administrative services in the form of shop drawing review and field observation to verify construction of proposed improvements.
Upon completion of a number of other projects on the campus, the Robert Wood Johnson administrators recognized that additional parking would be needed in order for the facility to operate effectively. Our staff was contracted by the hospital to provide design services related to the addition of a 400 space parking field as well as modification of an existing 150 space parking area to improve efficiency. Design of this plan also required the consideration of the hospital's need to minimize disturbance of the ongoing campus activities and provide sensitivity based on its location relative to the existing emergency department.
Ocean County, New Jersey
As the engineering consultant for Leisure Village Association, the board of directors requested Witczak to assist in providing services in order to prepare a proposed design of infrastructure improvements in order to rehabilitate portions of their community. The initial effort was to provide a roadway study of the entire community comprised of 20 +/- miles of roadway, in order to determine the proper sequencing in order to best fit the Association's needs as well as monetary limitations. Once the study was completed by our company and presented to the Board, we then proceeded with providing evaluations as to the sequencing of roadways which resulted in the Board approving the limits for the 2009 Roadway Improvement program. At this point, our firm was engaged to provide Construction Documents and Specifications for the Roadway Improvements as well as securing the required permits from various agencies with jurisdiction to same. This project was handled in accordance with formats contained in public bidding laws in order to maximize the return for the community relative to their proposed improvements. This project is currently in the bid process and our firm will provide construction observation services upon commencement of improvements.