VA Calverton National Cemetery (NY)
Project at a Glance Location: Calverton, NY Value: $33 M Owner: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The project develops approximately 40 acres and includes approximately 33,000 pre-placed crypts, 4,800 columbarium niches, and 1,000 in-ground cremation interment sites. The project also includes administration building improvements; maintenance buildings improvements; new control booth at committal shelters; temporary roads; temporary structures to maintain cemetery operations; utilities; irrigation systems; signs; fencing; guardrails; landscaping; repair and paving of the existing roads; and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) improvements. The LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction reviewed for approval by the more than 10,000 membership organizations that make up the council. This project will provide an estimated additional 10 years of burial capacity. HSE was in charge of developing and updating a detailed schedule for all work related to the Crypt Field, Committal Shelters, Columbarium Plaza, Maintains & Administration Buildings, site work, new signage, water/waste stations and benches, irrigation and landscaping.