McKissack, as a subconsultant, performs resiliency audits for 1,594 single-family and multi-family homes in Howard Beach, Lower Manhattan, Red Hook, Rockaway East, Gravesend, S.E. Brooklyn, and Canarsie.
The Residential Technical Assistance Pilot Program has been created to ensure that qualifying residential property owners have the tools and capacity to rebuild their storm-damaged residential structures in a resilient and sustainable manner. McKissack conducts individual residential resiliency audits for residential property owners participating in the program. Resiliency audits involve an analysis of flood risk and potential future flood insurance costs; an analysis of engineering and structural issues, including an analysis of roof, first floor, crawl spaces and basement; an analysis of the historical record of past event damage and site vulnerabilities; and the creation of a resiliency audit containing a menu of recommendations to enhance overall resilience and efficiency of building systems. Reports will organize measures in three tiers of recommendations, from immediate, medium, and long-term strategies. The calculation of cost estimates for implementation of modifications are compliant with current and applicable building codes respective of the location and regulatory jurisdiction.
McKissack, as a subconsultant, is provided assessment support services for this contract. Business PREP is a $7.1 million program to help small businesses prepare for emergencies and enhance the resiliency of their operations, assets and physical space. This includes developing guidelines and templates and delivering the resiliency assessment; verifying the eligibility of applying businesses, according to the criteria provided by SBS; managing the workflow of the Assessment Program development and service delivery; troubleshooting operational issues or complicated customers; reporting progress to SBS regularly; and meeting SBS deadlines.
McKissack, as a subconsultant, provided construction management services for the completion of the new US Airways International Terminal Facility (Terminal One) at the Philadelphia International Airport.
The new three-story, 700,000 sq. ft. terminal boasts 13 oversized gates to accommodate larger aircrafts, 56 Immigration and Naturalization Service booths, as well as administration space for the US Customs Services, a ticketing lobby, various state-of-the-art passenger arrival and departure services, a new baggage system area specially redesigned to accommodate originating, terminating and connecting passengers, and a 250-ft. long display of the Declaration of Independence. The new facility also includes a world-class security and surveillance system.
McKissack, as a subconsultant, provided construction management services for the 195,000 SF Commuter Terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport. The renovation provided a new concourse for 38 commuter gates, an enclosed pedestrian connector to facilitate circulation between the adjoining terminals and a high-rise parking garage. Terminal F also includes a commuter ticket lobby, passenger support facilities and other modern conveniences.
Terminal F was just one of the numerous improvements the Philadelphia International Airport has completed over the last decade, specifically the construction of Terminal A, renovations to Terminals B, C, D and E, the addition of a shopping mall in Terminals B and C, new parking facilities and new food and beverage spaces located throughout the entire airport.
McKissack is providing construction management, community outreach and MWBE compliance, monitoring and reporting services for The Studio Museum in Harlem’s (SMH) new museum building on West 125th Street. For 45 years, the SMH has grown from an idealistic dream to a global powerhouse, achieving no less than complete transformation of the cultural landscape for black artists.
Currently in the museum is in the demolition phase of the construction process. McKissack is providing community outreach services assisting SMH in addressing concerns, including attending community board meetings, regarding the construction process; providing MWBE procurement services, including identifying qualified and certified MWBE contractors in specific trades for the project; and developing workforce assistance, including building working relationships with local unions to procure any additional laborers needed for the project.
42% of the current contract dollars awarded are destined for MWBE firms totaling more than $19 million. The overall MWBE goal stands at 40% for contract dollars and 35% for labor participation.
McKissack, as part of a Joint Venture, is providing construction management, resident engineering, inspection, M/WBE/Section 3 compliance and monitoring services for the $800 million Coney Island Hospital (CIH) Campus Renovation Project, which is a result of the damages incurred from Hurricane Sandy. The project is funded by FEMA and is subject to all FEMA regulatory requirements. McKissack is responsible for monitoring compliance with existing policies, and enhancing such policies as needed; communicating with executive management about compliance issues, making recommendations for addressing those issues, and implementing procedures to resolve such problems.
We also facilitate the M/W/DBE program coordination, provide direction and oversight of that program, and communicate the importance of the M/W/DBE Program to those involved in field operations, project administration and project support. We prepare and distribute the policies and procedures established by the company to support M/W/DBE participation; develop and implement education and training programs addressing M/W/DBE compliance; implement accurate and transparent reporting systems to comply with contractual M/W/DBE goals and collaborate with project managers and executive management to effectively incorporate the M/W/DBE program within system operations and programs.
The McKissack Office of Community Employment is involved in actively maximizing the number of community workforce hiring in targeted zip codes surrounding the project. This is to ensure the best possible use of minority and local qualified participation through a variety of outreach activities.
From our CM On Call with DASNY, McKissack was selected to perform construction management services for the Lehman College Leonard Lief Library Ventilation System and First Floor & Concourse Renovation project. McKissack’s services during the Design Phase included providing an independent cost estimate at 100% CD; providing constructability reviews; and leading cost reconciliation meetings at 100% CD.
The scope of work includes the design and construction of modifications needed to reduce energy consumption and to improve indoor air quality for the students, staff and visitors to the Library, which is heavily used and an essential part of the Lehman College campus.
McKissack, in association with another firm, was selected by the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide construction management services for Phase 1A Renovation of the Baruch College Field Building. All work took place in an occupied facility.
McKissack’s services included responsibility for the construction field office, all bid documents, bid addendum, bid bonds, submittals, RFIs, mock-ups, close-out process, scheduling and witnessing all controlled inspections, contractor’s payment requisitions, site safety control, field work, maintaining all construction contracts, processing MBE/WBE reports, conducting meetings and maintaining meeting minutes, and maintaining all construction drawings, and site permits. Duties also included supervising and coordinating inspections with the local government, ensuring project completion in accordance with plans and specifications, and preparing and distributing two-week look ahead.
McKissack, in association with another CM firm, is providing construction management services for Wexford Development’s new $160M construction project located in the uCity Square Development. This will be a state-of-the-art building, LEED certified, with approximately 351,000 – 406,000 SF and 14-stories. The building will consist of office, lab and retail space. The project faced some delays due to COVID-19 but is currently underway.
McKissack’s responsibilities include will reviewing and overseeing the excavation, building foundations, concrete installation for the tower and Plaza finishes. With the subcontractors, McKissack will develop weekly work plans for construction activities for input into the Project’s production plan that will meet the Project Schedule. McKissack will schedule and coordinate between the trades during the daily huddle and develop Rate of Change production schedules, monitoring installation, and making adjustments to maintain the Project Schedule. Through the use of Procore, McKissack will review Project Documents, Approved Submittals and specifications to conduct and document first delivery inspections, along with regular quality inspections during installation.
McKissack will also lead engineering tasks (submittals, RFI’s, document issuance) for assigned trades/subcontractors. We will work with the Project Engineer for material release and delivery tracking for assigned trades/subcontractors, manage and update RFI & Submittal logs for OAC meetings and ensure Power BI dashboard is updated and tied in with Procore. McKissack will also work with the Project Engineer to complete review of document updates issued by design team to identify design changes and impacts to budget & schedule and maintain documentation and tracking for overall project LEED pursuit. McKissack will also work with the Project Superintendent for monthly schedule update of applicable subcontractors and to track status of subcontractor submitted weekly work plans.
McKissack provided Resident Engineer services for the NJ TRANSIT Walter Rand Transportation Center Parking Deck Repairs.
The project is located at the Walter Rand Transportation Center, Camden, NJ. The Transportation Center incorporates a parking deck and a bus terminal. It rests directly above the PATCO rail line and adjacent to the River Line Light Rail System.
The project consisted of the repairing of various concrete cracks, concrete spalling, the replacement of two metal pan stairs and the repairing of several concrete block walls. The parking deck is a reinforced five story concrete structure totaling 48,600 sq. ft. The Bus terminal is directly adjacent to the parking deck also five stories in height and totals 19,600 sq. ft.
The work under this project progressed in a phased method where the area of work on any floor of the parking deck was barricaded off. In addition, the area directly below the area of work was barricaded off to avoid damage to parking deck patrons and motor vehicles. The work in the area of Floor No. 3 directly above the bus passenger boarding and discharge area was performed after hours of operation of the Walter Rand Transportation Center.