Municipal Buildings

December 15, 2017

About Us

Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. is different from other professional engineering firms. Our deep respect for our clients, community, and colleagues sets us apart.

Our clients are predominantly municipal entities with selected industry in our portfolio as well. We understand that municipal leaders come to government from all walks of life and bring unique perspectives, knowledge and experience that are to be respected and engaged in the process of governing. The functions of government are complex and it is our role to provide facts and guidance to municipal decision-makers to ensure that the best interests of the public are achieved. With respect to industry, we are keenly aware that infrastructure and regulatory compliance are non-core functions that in some cases distract from operating a successful, profitable business. Our role is to handle non-core infrastructure and regulatory functions so that business leaders can focus on core functions.

Our community is as broad as the locations in which we work. From our offices in Albany and Oneonta, our geography spans from New York’s Capital District throughout the upper and lower Hudson River Valley through the Adirondack and North County Region to the Metropolitan Suburban Region north of New York City through the Catskill Region to the State’s Southern Tier. Wherever we are engaged with municipalities or industry, we are engaged with community. We respect the unique character and nature of each community in developing customized solutions to water, wastewater, stormwater, municipal buildings, special projects and economic development challenges. Because we take the time to get to know each community personally, we treat each person and each project with a commitment and passion as though it is our own home town.

Our colleagues are the engine that drives our business. Our professional and technical staff of nearly 50 engineers, scientists, planners and technicians are each responsible for the well-being of our clients, our communities, and each other. By encouraging personal connection and responsibility between our staff and their project work, clients benefit from the sincere dedication of our staff to a project’s success. Since the founding of the company in New York’s Delaware River Watershed in 1987, our colleagues continue to be driven by an intense desire to improve the world through everyday successes.

Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. is different from other professional engineering firms in our achievements in supporting communities and industry through access to grants and low cost financing and our community service contributions which we see as a small way to pay our accomplishments forward.

We welcome opportunities to explore new relationships with clients, communities, and colleagues.

Services: Municipal Buildings

From stately or charming historic structures to concrete block or metal buildings, municipal buildings house important functions of local government and represent the unique character of each community.  Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. approaches municipal building planning, permitting, design, bid assistance and construction supervision guided by the specific objectives and sense of place distinctive to each municipality.  Renovations of historic structures for adaptive reuse as town, city or village hall to justice courts to housing fire or highway apparatus demonstrate the creative and flexible approach Delaware Engineering employs.  Delaware Engineering is equally skilled in the development of green field municipal buildings financed by flood-recovery funding.  In every case, tax payer impact is calculated by Delaware Engineering from the outset of project planning and used to guide decision making to ensure the municipal building project meets the functional and economic needs of the community.

Town of Windham

Overall Cost
$2.0 Million

Square Footage
10,000 SF

Delaware Engineering provided planning, permitting, funding assistance, and construction inspection services to the Town of Windham for a new 10,000 SF highway garage. The facility replaced an undersized and aging 5,500 SF garage on the same site. Project scheduling was critical to ongoing operations as the old structure had to be demolished prior to construction of the new garage. The project was bid in May of 2014 and the new garage was substantially complete for its intended use by November 30, 2014.

The new garage provides six deep bays for truck storage and repair with an additional 20 feet of working area the full length of the building. Administrative areas include office space, breakroom/conference/kitchenette, bathrooms, work areas and parts storage.  All areas are fully insulated with three separate zones of radiant floor heat. The building is designed as a Type IV Essential Structure for Emergency Operations.

Town of Guilderland

Overall Cost
$780,000

Square Footage
3840

After an unfortunate fire destroyed their existing pool house the Town of Guilderland Parks and Recreation Department required a new pool house at their Tawasentha Park location.  The new structure includes a men’s and women’s bathroom and shower facilities, two family bathrooms, a concession area,  a kiosk within the entryway, office space for park staff, and a fire suppression system throughout the building.  The building incorporates a stone veneer and timber frame elements that the Town will pattern future Parks department buildings after.  The site was improved to provide ADA compliant access to the pool house facility. 

Town of Blenheim

Overall Cost
$3.0 Million

Square Footage
11,970 sf

The town of Blenheim identified the need to relocate their municipal facilities to higher ground after Hurricane Irene devastated the Schoharie valley.  Through a funding opportunity with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) the town has secured three million dollars in grant monies to fund the relocation.  The new site will house two new structures.  One will act as Town Hall and firehouse, the second will house the town highway department.  These facilities will allow for all essential municipal services to continue operation in the event of another flood disaster.