In September of 2011 the Owego-Apalachin School District in Owego, NY was seriously impacted by flooding from the Susquehanna River as a result of Tropical Storm Lee. Water levels in the Elementary School building reached well over a foot deep causing serious damage to the school infrastructure. Through FEMA, State and Local Funding a plan was fast tracked to demolish and rebuild the flood ravaged Elementary School. A team of Griffiths Engineering and Highland Associates was selected to lead the design effort to replace the school. Design and funding timelines were met to allow demolition of the old school in the fall of 2013 and the rebuilding process shortly thereafter.
Griffiths provided site and utility design services, river modeling(provided by Lloyd Engineering, Inc.), and the necessary proposed grading design to raise the proposed school well above the flood levels experience in the 2011. In the fall of 2013 a contract was awarded to the successful bidder to being the necessary site work associated with the new school. The overall project will include a geothermal system for heating and cooling, parking facilities, and a bus drop off.
|Locations||Town of Owego, NY|
|Project Cost||$50 Million +|
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