Location: Brooklyn, NY
Completion Date: May 2008
After three years of mismanagement during construction, this 20-unit condominium building sat unfinished with no clear plan for completion. Following three weeks of assessing the condition of the stalled construction, in just 16 months, our firm managed to get the project completed with a Certificate of Occupancy. The plan to restart work entailed plan adjustment, coordination with structural and MEP engineers and other consultants, construction administration and while solving objections from the Department of Buildings. Having been left unprotected through three winters, all the exterior sheathing was removed, along with the interior electrical work, and most of the plumbing. As part of the planning, a new finish package was developed for all the common areas and the apartment interiors. Early in the process, budgeting for construction was established and constant assessment of the costs during the rebuilding was evaluated. Even with the prior delay and cost to rebuild, the project was successful upon completion.