McKissack provided construction management support services across a broad range of CDBG-DR funded programs managed by the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). These programs are aimed at the long-term recovery of communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. GOSR’s programs assist approximately 10,000 residents in up to 34 counties in New York State and contribute to essential investments in community infrastructure and resources. We were awarded four task orders to date under this contract: 1) Cost Estimating, 2) Section 3 Program Management Services, 3) Property Management/Demolition and 4) Staff Augmentation.

 

McKissack managed the demolition of selected structures, including scheduling, coordination, monitoring, reporting and resolution of issues. McKissack was responsible for developing and managing a mobilization and demobilization plan for all demolition work.

 

McKissack assisted and worked with the GOSR and the CPMO to perform value engineering analysis and constructability reviews of design and contract documents to identify saving opportunities, discrepancies and variances prior to bid of work. We developed detailed final cost estimates for each project and validated against established program budgets. McKissack worked with the GOSR and the CPMO to develop bidding strategies and address budget constraints as may be needed.

 

Currently, McKissack leads and is primary point of contact on GOSR Buyouts & Acquisitions property management contract responsible for over 600 State-owned properties covering Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island and Upstate NY.  McKissack staff direct the activities of general contractors, landscapers, security and pest control services; reviews and approve daily contractor work orders; and prepares property maintenance metrics and financial reporting for comprehensive monthly reports.