Ocean Breeze Park and Fieldhouse

In 2008, MENG Analysis conducted a value engineering study on the proposed Ocean Breeze Park on Staten Island. This workshop was conducted with the Office of Management and Budget in conjunction with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Ocean Breeze Park will provide a new public open space and will create a much needed indoor athletic facility capable of hosting competitive track and field events for the City of New York. The project revitalizes the 110 acre landscape, which encompasses an extensive area of native coastal grasslands and wetlands. The success of the project is contingent upon its ability to improve public access and recreation while at the same time enhancing the landscape and wildlife habitat. The VE team identified the following issues related to functionality, serviceability, and constructability:

  • The use of conventional structural systems for the building in lieu of a pre-engineered structural system
  • Appropriate heights and volumes for primary interior spaces
  • The appropriate construction and bid packaging for the site development, parking structures, and building.
  • The construction for the banked track, seeking balance between cost effective construction and operational flexibility
  • The ability to configure and use the fieldhouse for other park and community uses beyond elite track events.
 
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