The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an urban botanic garden within Brooklyn, NY that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. For many years, the BBG has been completing a series of site-improvement projects in which E2PM was involved.  

As a subconsultant to Kelco Construction Co., E2PM provided various structural/civil engineering, construction support and project management services on the following projects within the BBG:

  • Japanese Hill-And-Pond Garden Relining Project – Opened in 1915, BBG’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is one of the oldest extant Japanese-inspired gardens in the United States and the first to be built in a public botanic garden. More than a century later, it remains a testament to Americans’ enduring appreciation of Japanese gardens.  E2PM provided professional engineering support for the preparation of shop drawings for the Japanese Pond Re-Lining project. Tasks included project meetings, data gathering and site inspections, developing concept design options, detailed drawing development and construction support.     
  • “The Overlook” Retaining Wall/Walkway Project – E2PM assisted with construction-related soil management activities at the Robert W. Wilson Overlook. The Overlook is a 2.6-acre portion of the BBG which underwent construction to include new retaining walls, paved walkways and associated grading. E2PM prepared a Waste Disposal Plan (WMP), Health and Safety Plan (HASP) and Perimeter Air Monitoring Plan (PAM) and conducted baseline particulate air surveys, oversaw on-site soil management activities, collected waste classification samples and set up perimeter air monitoring stations daily.
Japanese Hill-And-Pond Garden
BBG Administration Building
  • Administration Building Water Infiltration Investigation – Water infiltration was noted inside the northwestern corner of the Administration Building’s Boiler Room. The Boiler Room is located adjacent to the south side of the administration building and on the north side of the Palm Building. E2PM assisted with providing Support of Excavation (SOE) designs and services and providing final waterproofing options for handling the water infiltration issues.