Engineering Project Portfolio
County of Camden Fuel Site Consultant Services
Camden County, New Jersey
- Date of Service: 2005 to 2012
- Services Performed: Engineering Design, Environmental Consulting, Permitting, General Construction, and Maintenance
- Station Type: (3) Stations, Fleet, Gas and Diesel, Aboveground and Underground Storage
- Station Size: Various
The County of Camden currently owns and operates three (3) petroleum fuel sites in Camden County, New Jersey. OEC has provided engineering design, environmental consulting, permitting, general construction, and maintenance services associated with the petroleum fuel sites since 2005. The initial 2005 Scope of Services provided to the County included the development and implementation of a vehicle fuel usage/fleet management system. OEC performed a thorough examination of the existing fuel systems equipment, fuel pumps and software at the three (3) County fueling stations located in Lindenwold, Cherry Hill, and Blackwood, New Jersey. OEC visited each site and conducted a thorough examination of the existing equipment. OEC documented each fueling system configuration, the existing equipment components, age, and operational condition. OEC interviewed each site contact in order to gain an understanding of each facility’s operations and how that interfaces with the fueling operations at each site. System tightness monitoring equipment, inventory controls, fueling controls, documentation components, and associated software located at each facility were documented.
Upon completion of the examination, OEC prepared a comprehensive plan for establishing a vehicle fuel usage/fleet management system. The plan was developed based on the documented existing resources, site observations, and discussions. The plan included recommendations for fuel equipment upgrades, necessary software upgrades, and recommendations for other relevant aspects based on compliance issues, facility needs and restraints, and overall system requirements. The plan also included options and estimated costs for implementation of the options presented. Upon completion of the comprehensive plan, OEC prepared plans and specifications to publicly bid and implement the construction activities necessary for the installation of the vehicle fuel usage/fleet management system. Additionally, this task included attendance at a pre-bid and a pre-construction meeting, attendance at the bid opening, bid analysis and recommendation, site inspection and review, and approval of the contractor’s applications for payment. OEC in conjunction with the equipment vendor and construction contractor conducted training of County employees and agents in the use of the new petroleum equipment and fuel management system.
In 2008, OEC responded to a petroleum discharge at the Camden County Parks fuel site located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. As a result of the petroleum discharge the existing underground tank and piping systems were completely removed, the fuel site was demolished, and OEC performed an environmental remediation at the site. OEC successfully remediated the site and obtained a “No Further Action” letter from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) closing the environmental case. Following the environmental remediation OEC designed, permitted, and constructed a new fuel site with a 12,000 gallon split UL 2085 aboveground storage tank for gasoline and diesel, canopy, two (2) submersible pumps, four (4) dispensers, tank monitoring system, and fuel management system.
Cherry Hill Department of Public Works Garage
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
- Date of Service: 2010
- Services Performed: Structural Engineering, General Construction and Structural Steel Fabrication and Installation
As part of a rooftop photovoltaic solar panel installation, Oxford Engineering Company performed a structural analysis of the existing roof truss system and designed and installed supplemental structural components necessary to support the additional loads imposed by the new solar system. The scope of work included welding supplemental steel within the existing trusses, and installing new columns and beams along the centerline of the Public Works Garage at the mid-span of the existing trusses. Additionally, the work included installation of new concrete column footings and modification to the existing electrical and HVAC systems to allow for for the installation of the supplemental supports. All work was coordinated and completed while the Public Work Garage remained operational.
Monroe Township Fire District No. 2 Fuel Site Consultant Services
Monroe Township, New Jersey
- Date of Service: 2010
- Services Performed: Engineering Design, Permitting, and General Construction
- Station Type: Fleet, Gasoline and Diesel Aboveground Storage
- Station Size: 1,000 Gallon AST, Split 500/500 Gas and Diesel
Monroe Township constructed a new firehouse for their Fire District No. 2 in Monroe Township, New Jersey. OEC was retained to design and permit a new vehicle fueling system for the facility. The fueling system included a 1,000 gallon split UL 2085 aboveground storage tank for gasoline and diesel, two (2) pumps, two (2) dispensers, and a tank monitoring system. OEC developed plans and specifications for the fueling system installation. OEC competitively bid and was awarded the mechanical and electrical installation contract for the fueling system installation.
Atlantic County Utility Authority (ACUA) Phase II Photovoltaic Solar Project
Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Date of Service: 2006
- Services Performed: Value Engineering, Helical Pier Design and Installation Testing
As part of ACUA’s on-going renewable energy initiative, a second phase of photovoltaic solar panels were added to their existing solar ground array in 2006. Oxford Engineering Company competed with other companies to develop a more cost effective solution for the phase II solar panel support structure. Design considerations included hurricane winds and flooding. Oxford Engineering Company designed and field-tested a helical pier solution that was utilized for the phase II project. Testing included helical pier pullout resistance and lateral stability testing utilizing a direct reading load cell to measure the applied forces.
Burlington County Household Hazardous Waste Storage Facility
Burlington, New Jersey
- Date of Service: 1992
- Services Performed: Complete Engineering Design and Development of Plans and Specifications for Construction
Oxford Engineering Company was responsible for the design of the first Household Hazardous Waste Storage Facility to be constructed in the state of New Jersey. Design concepts were developed with the District Solid Waste Coordinator of Burlington County, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy. The design of the facility was completed and approved in 1992. Design approvals for the prototype facility were difficult to obtain due to the variety of Hazardous Materials to be stored, and the unique function and usage of the structure. The Department of Community Affairs intensely reviewed the adequacy of the design relative to occupant safety.
Core Engineered Solutions, Inc.
Conceptual Design for Subsurface CNG Fueling System
- Date of Service: 2012
- Services Performed: Engineering Design
- Station Type: Fleet/Retail, CNG Fast-Fill Station
- Station Size: (2) 75 SCFM Compressors
Core Engineered Solutions, Inc. (CES) retained OEC to prepare a conceptual design for a subsurface CNG fueling system. CES has successfully patented and licensed subsurface concrete vault systems for petroleum applications. An approved subsurface CNG fueling system will provide an optional design solution for future CNG fueling applications. In order to prepare the conceptual design, OEC performed a review of the most relevant codes for this application and incorporated various design elements necessary for safety, code compliance, and functionality.
Hamilton Township Dept. of Public Works Fuel Site Consultant Services
Hamilton Township, NJ
- Date of Service: 2008-2009
- Services Performed: Engineering Design, Permitting, and SPCC Plan
- Station Type: Fleet, E-85, E-10, B-5, and B-10 Alternative Fuel Underground Storage
- Station Size: (3) 15,000 Gallon UST’s
Hamilton Township purchased alternative fuel vehicles for their fleet. OEC was retained to design and permit an upgraded vehicle fueling system for the Department of Public Works located in Hamilton, New Jersey. The fueling system included three (3) 15,000 gallon underground storage tanks, four (4) submersible pumps, three (3) dual hose dispensers, a tank monitoring system, and a fuel management system. Additionally, OEC prepared an updated Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan for the Department of Public Works.
Glen Cove, New York
This project included new sheeting and tie-back design and repairs to existing sheeting necessary for canal stabilization at a Superfund Site. The sheeting system was designed and installed to prevent storm water run-off from entering the canal. Additionally this project included construction inspection of the designed installation.
Bronx Developmental Center Engineering Study
Bronx, New York
Mechanical engineering study to determine the life expectancy of the existing High Temperature Hot Water System within the facility. The project included ultrasonic testing of piping to determine wall thickness, eddy-current testing of heat exchangers, photographic documentation of existing conditions, engineering calculations, cost analysis for remediation and recommendations.
Burlington, New Jersey
Mr. Canuso performed value engineering and redesigned the structural steel components of a Flocculator associated with sewerage treatment. This project included aspects of mechanical, structural and civil engineering disciplines. Mr. Canuso was able to substantially reduce the manufacturing cost through engineering analysis and redesign.
B. Altman Building Renovation
St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Project Manager responsible for supervising the controlled renovation/demolition of the former B. Altman Building. The project included plan review, demolition mark-out, and regular site visits to ensure safe work practices and procedures.
Capitol Park Towers
Oxford Engineering Company performed structural inspections and designed new welded attachment systems for repairs to balcony railings on various high-rise structures. Design work was submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval of funding.
W.E. Berger Federal Building
St. Paul, Minnesota
Oxford Engineering Company prepared various construction drawings for renovations at the W.E. Berger Federal Building. Design loading and structural steel drawings were submitted to the Architect for approval. Structural steel design included rooftop cooling tower supports and courtroom raised platform design.
Westwood Middle School Demolition
Westwood, New Jersey
Oxford Engineering Company prepared a comprehensive set of plans and specifications for Bid Solicitation for the complete demolition of the Westwood Middle School. The demolition specification included all site civil and environmental concerns including soil and erosion control, slope stabilization, utility disconnection, site security and lighting, underground storage tank removal and disposal, asbestos removal and disposal, PCB transformer removal and disposal and lead hazard reduction. The demolition was completed well within the estimated cost with no substantial extras.
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Newark, New Jersey
This project involved the preparation and formal submission of engineering calculations relative to the installation of temporary scaffolding at various airplane hangars at Newark Airport. Calculation were submitted to the Port Authority for approval.
Roslyn Public Schools Geotechnical Investigation
Roslyn, New York
Oxford Engineering Company performed a geotechnical investigation necessary to determine soil bearing capacity relative to foundation design for proposed building additions at two schools. Additionally, test pits were excavated to determine soil leaching rates relative to new sanitary system installation. Results were submitted to the Nassau County Department of Health for issuance of the required permits.
Florida Power and Light
Turkey Point, Florida
This project included the preparation and formal submission of engineering calculations. Structural calculations were submitted to Florida Power and Light for approval. The purpose of the engineering study was to verify the structural integrity of steel guide vanes installed within the windbox of a large boiler installation.
Franciscan Health Systems
Hoboken, New Jersey
Oxford Engineering Company performed mechanical engineering and building design services for the upgrade and expansion of two bulk oxygen installations. This project included coordination and selection of oxygen equipment with the owner and manufacturer, piping and electrical design, concrete and masonry design for the required enclosure, and permit acquisition. The finalized design was submitted and approved by the New Jersey Department of Health for installation.
City of Vineland — Vineland Power Plant
Vineland, New Jersey
This project included the preparation and formal submission of various engineering design drawings relative to coal fired boiler conversions. Design loading and structural steel calculations and drawings were submitted to Day & Zimmermann International, Inc. for approval. Structural steel design included new boiler frontwall design for two different style boilers used to generate power for the City of Vineland. Design considerations included complex sliding arrangements to allow for thermal expansion of the boiler.
This project included the preparation and formal submission of various engineering design drawings relative to coal fired boiler conversions. Design loading and structural steel drawings were submitted to General Motors for approval. Structural steel design included four different mezzanine fan supports and a new refractory support floor for an existing boiler. Mechanical design included the sizing and layout of new natural gas piping and pipe hangers.
This project included the preparation and formal submission of various engineering design drawings coal fired boiler conversions. Design loading and structural steel drawings were submitted to Chrysler Corporation for approval. Structural steel design included a free standing new refractory support floor with new concrete footings and a new access mezzanine with stairs and ladders. Mechanical design included the sizing and layout of new natural gas piping and pipe hangers.