High Line Park

Environmental Engineering Services; Manhattan, New York 

The High Line is a former elevated railroad structure reclaimed as a public space. Friends of the High Line—a community-based non-profit group formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition works—partnered with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park. The Park spans 23 city blocks in the West Chelsea section of Manhattan, New York. Roux provided environmental engineering design and planning services as a subcontractor to the landscape architect for the Friends of the High Line.

Our specific services consisted of:

  • Site inspections;
  • Exposure Assessment of structural railings and future access stairways;
  • Rail bed soil sampling;
  • Health and safety planning; and
  • Preparation of soil handling and railing restoration specifications.

High Line Park Before and After

Roux to Attend ICSC New England Conference

Monday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 18 We’ll be attending ICSC‘s New England Conference & Deal Making event next week in Boston, Massachusetts. As part of ICSC’s Regional Deal Makings series, this event is a one-stop for education, networking, and deal making, providing opportunities to gain information about the most current industry issues, and meet and make deals with colleagues doing business in your specific region.

Click here for registration, attendees, exhibitors, conference program, and more.

ICSC New England Conference & Deal Making

White Paper: Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

Spread it Out, Slow it Down, and Soak it In: Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

For 25 years, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) has been dedicated to educating, engaging, and empowering New Yorkers to effectively advocate for the environment. Roux proudly supports the NYLCVEF as part of our corporate social responsibility program, allowing our firm to share in their goals of environmental advocacy and preservation.

Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

Since last year, the NYLCVEF has participated in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). This initiative entails the conservation of the Delaware River Watershed, which nearly 15 million people rely on for clean drinking water from its reservoirs, along with farming, forestry, tourism, and recreation along the river and its tributaries. About half of those 15 million citizens live in New York City and northern New Jersey. More than 50 organizations have taken part in the DRWI, aligning their efforts to improve and protect the land and water quality of the delicate and diverse ecosystems that comprise the watershed.

The NYLCVEF in partnership with Simon Gruber of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities published “Spread it Out, Slow it Down, and Soak it In: Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed,” outlining the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure (GI) as an approach to managing stormwater in the Delaware River Watershed. The paper provides background research on GI in the Delaware River Watershed, including recommendations on how to get involved and bring more GI to your community. Read the full paper here

Available Position: Junior Billing Analyst

Junior Billing Analyst (New York – Central Long Island)

Position Overview

  • Department: Accounting
  • Reports to: Billing Supervisor
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Overall Responsibility: Responsible for the preparation of monthly invoices
  • Consults with: Accounting staff, Project Managers, and Principals

Areas of Responsibility

  • Generating, editing, and finalizing invoices for clients
  • Ensure client invoices are delivered via email, mail, or electronic system in a timely manner
  • Maintain and update billing information
  • Review and approve employee expense reports
  • Data entry

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Adobe
  • Strong communication, time management, and organization skills
  • Multi-tasking/attention to detail is a must
  • Prior experience with Deltek Vision or other project management software is a plus

To apply to this position please click here or view all available positions. 

CSR Spotlight: CSLI Field Trip

Coastal Steward Long Island

For the second year in a row, Coastal Steward Long Island (CSLI) hosted a field trip with Deer Park High School’s Life Skills class, made possible by Roux’s donations. This year, the class was split into two groups who went on field trips Friday, June 8th and Monday, June 11th to offer the students more hands-on learning and one-on-one time with CSLI’s marine educators in Mt. Sinai.

Coastal Steward Long Island

Monday’s field trip began with students volunteering to don rubber waders and cast seine nets in the harbor, where they caught shrimp, fish, and hermit crabs while encountering some horseshoe crabs in their natural habitat. The three marine educators showed the students around the Marine Environmental Stewardship Center, where they examined marine life up close in touch tanks, watched an educational video about Mt. Sinai’s geography, and were free to observe the indoor tanks and play touch-screen games.

Coastal Steward Long Island

After lunch, the students saw deer and rabbits on the nearby nature walk, and ventured to the Shellfish Hatchery to learn about how CSLI’s shellfish restoration program grows and plants oysters. Before returning home, students and teachers spent some leisure time on the beach. Click here to read the full story, see more photos, and find out how to book your own field trip with CSLI.

Peter Alvey to Present at SEIP Conference

Monday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 20 The Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals (SEIP) is presenting their third annual conference, SEIP2018: Expanding the Market. The conference will offer focused educational forums regarding environmental insurance and other relevant topics, with the goal of expanding the sale of environmental insurance products.

On Tuesday, June 19, Roux’s Peter Alvey will present on “Solving The Problem of Insuring Pipelines,” along with Luna Bowser of Ironshore Insurance and Cindy Hunter of Navigators Group Inc. Pipelines are the safest form of transportation, but are capable of producing billion-dollar pollution losses. This panel will address the barriers between operators and the unavailability of insurance, and underwriters and a lack of demand for their products.

For more information, click here or view the full conference agenda.

 SEIP 2018