As part of NYCHA’s Sandy Resiliency and Renewal Program, TCT provided cost estimating services for the Basis of Design Study and Schematic Design of resiliency projects at three sites: Coney Island Site 8, O’Dwyer Gardens, and Surfside Gardens.
Coney Island Site 8 consists of one residential building with 124 apartment units. The building’s heating plant, which is located below grade in the building cellar, was fully submerged during Super Storm Sandy and was non-functional. Building 6 of O’Dwyer Gardens, a 6.34-acre development with six residential buildings and 572 apartments, had its cellar completely flooded by the storm and housed an inoperable boiler plant with three low pressure fire tube steam boilers. Each of Surfside Gardens’ five buildings was subject to Sandy-related water damages and had non-operational boiler plants.
The scope of work included a comprehensive damage assessment; an updated scope of work to restore the buildings to their pre-disaster design, function and capacity, including MEP relocation and upgrades, a new boiler plant, roof replacements, and natural gas-fueled standby power generators; resiliency measures, energy efficiency improvements; and optional evaluation of other resiliency and energy efficiency measures.