Before submitting to DOB, we needed to determine the structural engineering characteristics of the soil at the site. The investigation revealed that the area “ as dense soil and rubble fill, underlain by a very dense silty sand with traces of gravel rock fragments and cobble…The site was determined to support a foundation loads of 4 tons per square foot”
That’s good news!
Students Building a hydroponic lab to grow strawberries this winter! This will be installed in our Energy-Environment Research Center project, which we hope to break ground on this school year!
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation / Bronx Borough President’s Office coordinated Green Roof Tour, as part of “Bronx Week”. Bronx Design & Construction Academy was one of four sites visited! We gave a tour of our Green Roof and Energy Environment Research Center (proposed site)!
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Our awesome partners at Independent Power Systems helped sized the Power Tower, to fit into our desired location. Thanks IPS!
Our Anemometer is up and running! Students are collecting wind speed and direction data in order to help our partners at Cycle Architecture and Independent Power Systems size the wind turbine system!
We presented an update on our Energy-Environment Research Center last month at the NYC Department of Education Partner Appreciation Event. Here’s our E2RC poster!