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Kirby Psychiatric Hospital SUE


Wards Island, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York State Office of General Services

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center on Wards Island in New York is a maximum security hospital of the New York State Office of Mental Health.

HAKS performed topographic and utility surveys of a portion of the center to accommodate construction of a new high-security fence and carefully locate utilities to mitigate any interference with the fence foundation.  A survey baseline was established from which all visible utility structures were located, including drainage, sanitary sewer manholes, electric manholes and boxes, water valves, hydrants and communication boxes. The drainage and sanitary sewer manholes were inventoried and the elevations of the rims and invert elevations of the pipes emanating from the manholes were obtained.  Subsurface utility engineering methods were employed as part of this effort, including electromagnetic detection of underground water lines, electric lines and communication lines.  The project also required a review of historical record utility drawings to compare with our findings.  A composite utility plan was prepared denoting the results of the survey.