October News

VN Engineers and Urban Engineers Plan Strategic Partnership

The VN Engineers management team recently returned from a two day visit to Urban Engineers' Philadelphia headquarters. During their stay, they were given a grand tour of the City by Ed D'Alba, CEO of Urban and the Urban executive team.

VN Engineers has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Urban Engineers, having worked together on multiple projects including Bradley International Airport New Terminal Redevelopment, CTfastrak and the New Haven Rail Yard Component Change Out Shop. The partnership with Urban is based on our core values of exceeding expectations as a WBE/DBE subconsultant. Our goal as part of any team is to ensure projects get the attention and commitment you would expect from one's own project team.

Urban Engineers and VN Engineers have begun planning a multi-state partnership that will allow for a focused and expanded teaming with VN Engineers providing key services such as Construction Inspection, Traffic Design, Roadway Design, M&PT, Signalization and Illumination.

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Bradley International Access Roadway Lighting

The Bradley International Airport project is one of several  on-going facility improvement projects to update and expand the airports infrastructure and operating facilities.  This project entails the design of new roadways and a roundabout to facilitate circulation for a future car rental/parking garage and a new international terminal building.   Schoephoester Road (SSR 401) was realigned from approximately the Park Road Overpass east to Trap Rock Road.  A new “de-planing” roadway was designed to connect the airport to Schoephoester Road at a proposed roundabout.    

VN Engineers, Inc. is responsible for the design of preliminary and final roadway lighting plans for the project.   The design utilizes LED lighting fixtures and was designed to meet the lighting needs of both the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority.  VN Engineers also designed; as part of the Terminal B demolition project, an aircraft apron lighting design to facilitate temporarily parking aircraft overnight on the tarmac.  The lighting design utilized 50’ high mast lighting fixtures with high-pressure sodium fixtures and is currently under construction. 

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New Haven Rail Yard Component Change Out Shop

The New Haven Rail Yard Component Change Out Shop, State Project No. 301-106 is part of a program called the New Haven Rail Yard Facilities Improvements Program. The purpose of this program is to transform the existing rail yard into a fully functional facility that provides for efficient and effective storage, dispatching, inspection, maintenance and cleaning of an increasing fleet of rail cars. This Component Change Out Shop portion of the program will provide a new maintenance shop for the repair and maintenance of the 300 cars electric commuter rail fleet on the New Haven Rail Line. VN Engineers is providing Estimating and Construction Inspection Services for this project. Responsibilities include the inspection of piping for drainage, HW & CW, vent piping, air and gas along with the monitoring of activities at the Water Treatment Facility, and Environmental Health Safety personnel. VN Engineers also performed construction surveying, soil density testing and non-destructive testing on concrete and steel members. Other duties included monitoring pile driving operations (500 plus piles, 16 in x 16 in precast pre-stressed concrete piles) along with the installation/relocation of various existing utilities.