NYCHA Hurricane Sandy Restoration Program
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, approximately 80,000 residents in over 400 NYCHA buildings throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan were affected by moderate to severe damage to mechanical systems, electrical systems, roofs and façades from wind, flooding, sand and saltwater infiltration. Under an IDIQ contract, D&B has been providing on-call construction management services for the repair and restoration of these public housing developments as part of the Hurricane Sandy Restoration Program.
To date, D&B has overseen the Category 2 repairs of three developments: the 22-building Astoria Houses, which is sited on 32.3 acres in Queens; the 13-building LaGuardia Houses, which is sited on 10.96 acres in Manhattan’s Lower East Side; and the Two Bridges Urban Renewal Development Area (Site 7), which has a single 26-story building that is sited on 0.73 acres in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
As Category 2 repairs, the scope of work at each site includes floodproofing above Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) to protect building envelope in flood-prone areas; installing backup generators to maintain electricity during power outages; removing and replacing damaged submerged site-wide underground conduit; Repairing boilers in-place; repairing damaged apartments; repairing damaged electrical distribution systems; and replacing and elevating affected electrical equipment.