Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Chazen Honored at NYC Gala



The Chazen Companies was recently awarded two Diamond Awards, the highest level achievable, in Engineering Excellence and was honored at the 50th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday, April 1st in NYC.

The Engineering Excellence Awards were awarded for Chazen’s Kaal Rock Connector Feasibility Study in the category of Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services, and for the work with RSR Corp. for the Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) project in the category of Industrial and Manufacturing Process and Facilities.

“Chazen holds pride in all of our projects, big or small. The Kaal Rock and RSR projects are two examples in particular that put our multiple disciplines and new technology on display and essentially break the engineering molds. We are honored to be recognized for them,” said Mark Kastner, President, The Chazen Companies. “A happy client is what drives us. Receiving honors, such as the Diamond Awards, only make us more grateful.”

The Kaal Rock project was commissioned by The Poughkeepsie Alliance to assess the feasibility of constructing a walkway around Kaal Rock Point called the Kaal Rock Connector. The major technical challenge is a large rock outcrop that extends out from the shore into the Hudson River on City parkland, cutting the waterfront and proposed greenway in two. The team studied the site, geology of the rock and past design efforts and developed a walkway geometry that was best suited for the site. Chazen offered a public park design that integrates the walkway into the site, creates a quiet wooded oasis, allows users to experience the face of Kaal Rock and provides a “million dollar” view of the Hudson River. The project recently received a $500,000 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) grant to advance the design.

Chazen supported RSR from planning through construction for the WESP. The WESP technology removes pollution from the air using electricity and moisture. Chazen utilized 3D laser scanning to create a computer model of the existing equipment and structural components and used the model to design new structures, maintaining existing clearance for access and forklift traffic below to provide accurate measurements to the steel fabricators. Chazen also designed a thirty-six-foot wide, nine-foot deep and eighty-foot long steel truss to position new ductwork and carry workers across the railroad spur while still providing the necessary clearance for boxcars below.

Troy Web Consulting, a custom software development company based out of Troy, New York, has announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN). AWS Select Consulting Partners are experts in using AWS services to design, develop, and deliver both web and mobile applications…
Olympic Gold Medalist Abby Wambach will make a virtual appearance at Hudson Valley Community College on Thursday, March 4 under co-sponsorship of the Cultural Affairs Program and Athletics Department. The live event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and include a Q&A session. It is open free to the public with pre-registration at www.hvcc.edu/…
Alaant Workforce Solutions, the leading professional workforce services firm in New York’s Capital Region, today announced that Managing Partner Miriam Dushane has been named to the board of directors of the New York Staffing Association (NYSA). One of the largest affiliated chapters of the American Staffing Association, NYSA is the trade…
Feb
26
A panel discussion featuring State representatives addressing issues facing our communities. The Chamber's "Meet The Legislators" virtual event provides…
11 a.m. - Noon
Mar
02
Re-evalutating your business for pivoting opportunities has become critical since the COVID-19 era began. During this webinar, we will introduce you to…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mar
11
Join our highly anticipated annual “Meet the Mayors” virtual panel discussion. The forum provides Chamber members a first-hand opportunity to learn…
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.