Our construction services begin early in project development, as
Fuss & O’Neill helps clients identify their goals, then develops and
executes the design solutions we create. Clients appreciate the ease
of working with a trusted advocate who understands project needs,
assembles the most capable project-specific teams and provides
effective control of budget and schedule.
We have a long and successful history of providing brownfield redevelopment services to developers and public entities. We provide an integrated team of technical experts that have a singular focus on promoting the highest and best use for blighted properties. In addition to helping clients obtain state and federal funding, our our team understand how to drive up real estate value through cost effective site remediation and redevelopment design services that optimize sustainable property reuse.
Community Outreach is an important part of what we do. We understand that in order for a project to be successful, we must also reach out to the various stakeholders to build consensus and ensure that all possible concerns are addressed. We focus on clear communication and collaboration throughout a project and have extensive experience in organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops, and charrettes.
Our Design Build team has the experience and technical expertise to provide construction management for a large range of multi-discipline projects, successfully taking each project from concept to completion. To meet each client’s unique needs, we can draw from our trusted network of subcontractors, or partner with a team assembled by the owner of the project. We have the flexibility to work on a percentage basis and, if requested, can provide a project’s Gross Maximum Price.
Dam Safety Engineering
Our clients benefit from decades of dam engineering experience. Whether conducting emergency dam inspections or repairs, designing dam removals in the context of watershed restoration, or facilitating compliance with new state dam regulations, our expertise helps clients achieve project objectives while minimizing liability.
Decentralized Wastewater Systems
It has become increasingly costly to provide public sewers to rural areas on a per capita basis. In many areas, decentralized wastewater management serves as an alternative to the “Big Pipe” solution. Offering a non-biased approach to wastewater management, we provide on-site, cluster, and community solutions, with or without nutrient removal, tailored to meet the socioeconomic and environmental needs of our clients.
Environmental Compliance and Design
Federal and state regulatory environments have dramatically altered compliance requirements for private and public facilities. As we find solutions to compliance tasks, we look for ways to provide additional value to clients. Combining permitting expertise and engineering know-how, our team approach often leads to reduced operating costs and environmental benefits such as reduced energy consumption, water conservation, and material substitution. Our services range from air, water and waste permitting to onsite compliance support, litigation support, and comprehensive environmental design.
Our environmental and engineering staff provides our clients with a full range of remedial services, beginning with the conceptual evaluation of alternatives and proceeding through detailed design, installation, operation and maintenance, and post-remediation monitoring and verification processes. Most importantly, we understand that for our remediation approaches to succeed they need to be both context sensitive and fully promote our clients operational and redevelopment goals for their businesses.
Restoration is the process of returning a degraded habitat to a healthy, self-sustaining condition that resembles, as closely as possible, its pre-disturbed state. We have experience restoring wetlands, fisheries, and wildlife habitat. Our multi-disciplinary teams bring a synergistic combination of biology, hydrology, ecology, and geomorphology expertise to achieve the long-term viability of restoration projects.
Hazardous Building Materials Consulting
Toxic and hazardous materials include materials, chemicals, or biologic agents that may pose a risk to human health or the environment. These materials, such as asbestos, lead, mold, PCBs and radon, may be found in building envelopes or the surrounding outdoor environment. Our services include building inspections, material sampling and analysis, development of design specifications, and monitoring for abatement programs.
Realizing the maximum value in real estate requires a multidisciplinary team that can integrate varied technical solutions into a comprehensive redevelopment plan consistent with the vision of the owner. Our staff is experienced in working together with redevelopment teams in the development of comprehensive planning, design, and permitting strategies. Our experts seamlessly weave the technical, regulatory, financial, and aesthetic aspects of redevelopment into the existing urban fabric to deliver the best solutions and maximize the long-term value of redevelopment projects.
We provide a wide range of support to manufacturers to meet the challenges of improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes, providing reliable infrastructure systems, maintaining compliance with OSHA and other environmental regulations, and expanding physical facilities. Our Manufacturing Solutions group provides shop floor, hands-on training and related services to help manufacturers improve health and safety within their workplace while concurrently improving the quality, productivity, and reliability of their processes and equipment.
On-Call Consulting Services
We have been providing a broad range of on-call engineering and environmental services to municipal, state, federal, industrial, institutional, and utility clients throughout Southern New England for decades. As one of the largest multidiscipline engineering firms in the region, we not only possess the expertise and resources to successfully fulfill these types of contracts, we also have a thorough understanding of local, state, and federal regulations, as well as strong relationships with respective regulatory staff. Our depth of expertise and resources, as well as our ability to quickly respond to emergency situations, results in cost-effective and innovative solutions for assigned tasks.
Roadway and Safety Design
Through our vast experience on hundreds of roadway projects throughout Southern New England, we have a great deal of expertise in roadway geometry, drainage, traffic signal design, traffic calming, and context-sensitive design techniques from initial preliminary design stages through construction support. We handle everything from large interstate highway improvements to small local roads. Our safety engineering experience includes designing safety elements such as guide rails, barrier systems, impact attenuators, breakaway sign supports, and special treatments for difficult locations.
Stormwater Management and Compliance
Our decades of stormwater management experience are highlighted by our experience authoring state and regional manuals (e.g. Connecticut Storm Water Quality Manual). Our experts solve drainage, flooding, and stormwater quality problems, and assist in developing municipal programs to address these challenges. Possessing a strong design capability in stormwater systems, we are leaders in integrating green infrastructure and low impact design (LID) principles in our projects.
Our structural design group provides evaluation and design services for bridges, buildings, and other specialty structures for a variety of governmental, industrial, and private clients. Our multi-disciplined team allows us to address the multi-faceted needs of any structural assignment. We develop tailored and cost effective solutions that are functional and aesthetically compatible with their surroundings.
Fuss & O’Neill offers comprehensive engineering services for both external utilities (water, wastewater, power) and facility utility services (electrical power, telecommunications, chilled water, compressed air, fuel, steam, and specialty gases). We not only provide evaluations, planning, permitting, design and construction management services, but we can also implement these projects using our design build capability. For many of our public sector utility clients we play a key role in obtaining critical funding support.
Wastewater Management Systems
We provide planning, design, and construction services for wastewater solutions ranging from decentralized management to conventional collection and treatment systems. Our collection system experience includes gravity and low pressure sewer design, I/I evaluations, and pump station evaluations and upgrades. We design treatment plant upgrades to provide better energy efficiency, nutrient removal and capacity expansion. Our team has been instrumental in securing grants and loans for client projects, and helps communities to establish regulations and better manage their wastewater infrastructure.
Water Quality Planning and Management
Our team brings expertise and practical experience in diagnosing and addressing water quality issues in challenging environments. For more than 25 years, we have employed sustainable and low-impact practices in these areas, which include highly urbanized watersheds and unique land uses such as airports and beaches. We also conduct watershed assessments and develop regulatory processes to protect critical groundwater and surface drinking water sources.
Charlie AhlesVice President
Other Areas of Practice
The success of any complex project demands more than discrete services. That’s why we have organized our business to deliver integrated services across multiple Areas of Practice. Our commitment to cross-departmental collaboration provides more unified, inspired solutions, shortens project cycles and reduces costs. Organizations that want high-quality consulting services turn to Fuss & O‘Neill for services within these areas.