Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, Inc. participated in a panel of experts to discuss “Chester Dams: Treasures or Trouble” presented by the Chester Conservation Commission, Chester Land Trust, Chester Historical Society and open to the public to attend. Panel members discussed dam historical importance, dam inspection and repair, owner responsibility, natural resource concerns, emergency management, funding sources, and restoring or removing dams. In addition to the firm’s founder, Nathan L. Jacobson, P.E. and current Vice President J. Howard Pfrommer, P.E., the panel also included representatives of the Chester Emergency Management Department, a local dam owner, a retired CTDEEP Fisheries Biologist, and a representative of the State of Connecticut Historic Preservation Office.
Geoffrey L. Jacobson, P.E. was invited to present a Continuing Education program for the Connecticut Group 5 Building Officials regarding the technical review of structures located in Special Flood Hazard Areas for conformance with FEMA requirements. The presentation included an overview of technical requirements in AE, Coastal AE, and Coastal High Hazard Areas. In addition, requirements were also reviewed for accessory structures, site development, and Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage determinations. Throughout the presentation Jacobson included some of the more unique situations encountered in his more than 40-years of experience in the Flood Plain Management field.
Along with local organizations, businesses and members of the Chester Community, we are pleased to be a sponsor of open-air learning coming to Chester Elementary School in time for the 2021-2022 school year. Located near a Nature Trail and Rainwater Garden, this structure is designed for outdoor classes and meetings of community and civic groups. Visit patronicity.com/ChesterElementary to read more about the project.