Both buildings had to achieve the highest level of quality within a very tight timeframe and budget. All challenged by extremely limited access available as the initial phase if infrastructure was being built all around.
Small footprint high quality fit-out needed to be completed in short duration to achieve funding. The new facilities train and encourage first generation and younger residents into NYC's workforce.
The logistical planning was key to the success of the first phase of Canary Wharf's development. Plan properly for the 6,500/day workforce that would be needed; and provide suitable supply routes that do not overwhelm the existing infrastructure and populous.
Occasionally contractors loose sight of their Client's needs for a realistic occupation date. An outside professional perspective can bring everyone onto an achievable path.
IT! Another world of its own. And never stopping. Providing the upgrade without interruption to existing services was a given parameter.
Fit-outs in already occupied offices need to be performed thoughtfully and with good communication to 3rd party stakeholders.
Small project have the same life cycle of large ones, and benefit from good management.
Big projects on the neighboring Lot, must not forget the needs of occupants already in place. Having good professional support, to keep them honest to their promises, is important.
High end townhouse renovation. Managerial and technical services through the remaining duration of construction.
A catastrophic fire rendered the building unusable. However, the Club saw the silver lining in this calamity and used the opportunity to significantly expand their space and facilities offered to Club members. This required developing two designs to satisfy the insurance carrier's needs.
After the fire, the debris needed to be cleared out under ACM rules causing some delay to rebuilding. The Trust used the opportunity to design a building fit to serve this area's up-and-coming status.
Super Storm Sandy did her worst. The building held out until City power was shut down, and then the lower floors became inundated; destroying all mechanical and electrical equipment. The building was one of the first to be allowed re-occupation.
Sandy also knocked on the door of this condo and took out most of the mechanical and electrical equipment despite it being built to NYC's flood code.
Damage can occur when exuberant neighbors don't take care.
Having been secure for decades, Sandy was just too powerful to be resisted. MEP services were seriously compromised once she had passed.
This Pier took the full force of Sandy. Presented well, the insurance claim was settled promptly.
Insurance, like 'Tech', is a world and language of its own. Get the language correct to ensure proper compensation.
In construction at the time of the storm, this project suffered the full effects of Sandy's might. Its claim was settled promptly.
Freezing during cold winters can have really damaging effects.
As family companies grow and succeed, planning for the future often benefits from lessons learned by others.
Some CM's can be hard nosed in negotiation. But an equitable agreement can always be found with a collaborative aptitude from all parties.
Changing the team part way through a sensitive project poses challenges. Thoughtful dialogue allows for the transition to occur without too much friction.
When something occurs 'out of the blue' informed dialogue allows for resolution without rancor.
As businesses grow, having additional resources to call upon when needed is a reassuring backstop.
From concept through closeout, the restoration and upgrade of the Waterloo Building included a new display for the English Crown Jewels and was completed to budget and a preset opening date. Undisturbed visitor access to the old exhibition was provided during construction while maintaining environmental conditions for the artifacts and State-of-the-art security.
In multiple construction phases, New York's favorite Museum has provided greater and improved visitor experiences since its 2004 reopening.
Getting the new building out of the ground provided the impetus to drive forward to a suitably Grand opening.
Cadman Plaza's elegant granite building saw significant adaption and improvements while allowing USPS to continue their daily operations from with in.
Enabling both Union and Non-Union contractors to complete their works in this magnificent new Courthouse was part of the management brief.
NYC's first new High School in decades, the innovative design - allowing for two double floor height gymnasia, one above the other, and the student cafeteria sitting above them - proved quite a construction challenge.
Assisting with future visions by providing lessons from the past successes.
Planning for the construction phase during design development was key to this project's successful delivery.