RVE Wins Three NJSME 2022 Municipal Project of the Year Awards

Three of RVE's Municipal Engineers, their project teams and clients were honored by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers (NJSME) for projects in this year's 2022 Municipal Project of the Year Awards competition. RVE, accompanied by representatives of the municipalities, received the awards at a luncheon banquet hosted by NJSME at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 107th Annual Conference in Atlantic City.

Winning projects are recognized for their positive impact on the community, and RVE is proud to have had three of theirs selected this year.

Pump Station and Ocean Outfall Project, City of Wildwood, NJ
First Place - Category A: Municipal Design Projects (Populations under 20,000)

For years the City of Wildwood had been planning a large-scale drainage improvement project to alleviate flooding along Pacific Avenue. Doing this posed a challenge due to the island’s unique topography. RVE provided civil/site, geotechnical, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design services for a new pump station, a new forcemain outfall extending into the ocean, the elimination of the eight existing gravity ocean outfalls, an extensive storm sewer collection system and a new collection manifold to route stormwater to the new pump station. RVE also assisted with the grant application process and provided full-time onsite construction management services, along with contract administration and engineering support. The project’s alleviation of flooding will have significant benefits for the island community and can serve as a model for other coastal communities in need of alternatives to their increasingly insufficient gravity storm sewer systems.

GIS Hosting and Application Services, Township of Ocean, NJ
First Place - Category C: Municipal Project Management Projects (Populations under 20,000)

RVE facilitated the purchase and administration of the Township of Ocean’s ArcGIS Online (AGOL) account and coordinated with Cartegraph to produce a Citizen Problem Reporter and asset management system. RVE provided data gathering, software installation and implementation, the Citizen Reporting tool for the public, training and testing. The project has improved efficiency, tracking of assets, file retention, communication and response time within the community. RVE took a manual in-person process where everything was performed by hand and turned it into a digital hosting site using Cartegraph for digital online forms, work order, citizen reporting to report and log issues, as well as including asset management for the municipal public works and infrastructure departments. In two years, the Township went from a manual system to an online hosting system to better serve the residents of the Township, which was critical during the pandemic.

Repair and Repainting of Jessup Road Water Storage Tank, West Deptford Township, NJ
Honor Place - Category D: Municipal Project Management Projects (Populations 20,000 and above)

RVE provided project management services for the structural repairs and complete interior and exterior repainting of the Jessup Road Water Storage Tank in the Township of West Deptford. The project also included the construction of a corral on the tank to house all cellular antennas which allowed the tank to be repainted without interference. RVE worked with the various carriers to coordinate the construction of the corral and the relocation of existing antennas and cables. During the repairing of the tank, our in-house AMPP Certified Coating Inspector ensured that the appropriate coating system was applied. Drone technology was used to provide a cost-effective method for water tank inspection. The result of the project was a newly repaired and repainted water tank responsible for pressurizing the Township’s distribution system and providing emergency storage for fire protection.