FS Project Management is among the winning teams in RISE:NYC, a competition that recognizes the most promising resiliency innovations from around the world. Only 11 of 200 entries were selected to receive a combined $30 million in implementation funding.
FSPM won in the Building Systems category for Flood Panels, a mitigation system designed to protect critical building components from interruption due to flooding caused by storms and natural disasters.
Because it takes a team approach to ensure that all flood protection measures put in place provide the desired level of protection, FSPM collaborated with Koenen Associates, e2 Engineers, F. William Brown, and Architectural Metals on its entry.
For its part, “The FSPM team will ensure the final product is aesthetically pleasing, able to withstand flood water pressures, and is installed and maintained properly,” explains Jennifer Murphy, LEED Green Associate and FSPM Project Manager.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our part in providing a solution that will better prepare a building’s infrastructure to withstand future storms,” says Tal Eyal, President, FSPM, a FirstService Residential subsidiary. While the award money will enable Flood Panels to be installed at 10-15 small business impacted by Superstorm Sandy, “this technology also has potential to benefit buildings within the FirstService Residential portfolio.”