NYCHA Hammel Houses

Posted on June 18, 2015

Client: NYCHA Hammel Houses
Project Type: (CDBG-DR) Construction Management as Agent Services for the Sandy Recovery Program at Carleton Manor, Hammel and Redfern Houses
Project Period: April 2015 – October 2017
Project Cost: Program Value: $4 Billion, Construction Value: $135-192 Million

Major Components

  • Attend meetings with NYCHA, Architect/Engineer, and Program Manager
  • CPM Scheduling
  • Constructability and Value Engineering Review
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Contract Document Development
  • Permitting
  • Construction Quality Management Plan
  • Procurement Services
  • Construction Administration and Management
  • Quality Control and Testing
  • Safety
  • Resident Engineering Inspection
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Assist in Obtaining Certificate of Occupancy
  • NYCHA Training/O&M Certificates
  • Complete Construction Closeout
  • As-built Drawings
  • Final report

Project Description

Hammel Houses on the Rockaway peninsula in Queens consists of 14 buildings, 6 and 7 stories high with 712 apartments housing some 1,994 residents on a 14.16-acre complex. During Hurricane Sandy the development became flooded with saltwater damaging ground floor apartments, community center, utility and equipment rooms, service spaces, and submerged the central boiler plant.

Under this project, the Hammel Houses will receive Category III repairs which require comprehensive potential storm surge remediation, and replacement of various mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems within the Boiler Plant and mechanical rooms on grade which are at or below the Design Flood Elevation (DFE) as determined by FEMA. New boilers are to be installed at the same building (Building # 5) but above SLR to avoid future flooding. Preliminary studies suggests that planning to raise the roof of the existing annex building to allow headroom for the new boiler plant is the best approach. NYCHA recommend roof-top full capacity, gas operating stand-by generators for all fourteen (14) Residential Buildings and multipurpose basketball court building annex to the community center for a total of fifteen (15). Scope includes roof-top electrical ATS & pump rooms to contain the service switch, current transformers for metering, automatic transfer switch, distribution switchboards and panels that will serve that residential building. The existing Con Edison service conductors will be extended to the new location. The project will also include new site lighting and repairs/upgrades to the Community Center.Hammel-2 Hammel-1

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