On Thursday, October 27th, NYC Department of Design and Construction Deputy Commissioner Eric Macfarlane gave an insightful presentation to the Construction Management Association of America Metro NY/NJ Chapter on Rebuilding New York City's Basic Infrastructure. Deputy Commissioner Macfarlane heads the Infrastructure Division with a technical staff of 546. The division is responsible for the coordination management, design and construction of all capital projects related to New York City’s infrastructure needs within the five boroughs. That includes consolidated roadways, sewers and water main capital infrastructure construction programs for the City of New York. Eric has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the City College of New York, and a Master of Science, Civil Engineering degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York (NYU-Poly). He is a New York State licensed Professional Engineer.
“The rehabilitation of buried infrastructure involves both direct project costs and indirect, social and environmental costs. Evaluation of the total project costs should therefore include both direct costs, indirect cost of utilities relocation and protection, environmental impact, and social costs incurred to the public, such as traffic delay and associated environmental pollution, business loss, public safety, and utility services interruptions,” said Deputy Commissioner Macfarlane.
Among the fun facts shared by Deputy Commissioner Macfarlane, NYC Critical Infrastructure Assets Include: