NYCHA Sandy Recovery Program at Carleton Manor, Hammel and Redfern
Superstorm Sandy, with its historical storm surge, caused massive damage throughout approximately 60 NYCHA public housing developments, severely affecting the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Immediately following Superstorm Sandy, NYCHA embarked on the Sandy Recovery Program to fully restore the habitability of the residential buildings and protect against any future natural disasters.
Among the affected developments were three located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens: Redfern Houses—and 18.78-acre complex with nine buildings; Hammel Houses—a 14.16-acre complex with 14 buildings; and Carleton Manor—an 11-story building sited on a 3.33-acre complex.
As owner and operator of these developments, NYCHA retained D&B to provide Construction Management as Agent services for the resiliency and recovery work at each site. The work includes floodproofing building envelopes; installing backup generators and associated equipment; replacing submerged site-wide underground electrical equipment; relocating and replacing damaged boilers, electrical distribution systems and associated equipment above the Design Flood Elevation; restoring each site to pre-disaster conditions; and replacing all damaged roofs.