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Banker’s Trust, New York, NY
A great example of the insurer recognizing that combining efforts of many contractors without a dedicated Project Manager results in costly work stoppages and chaos. One of several contractors, our effort was so outstanding that the others were excused from the 1993 fire recovery of this three-towered, one million sq. ft. building. This allowed us to complete the balance of the work to the structure, contents and all electronic equipment. The last day on this project, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan suffered the first terrorist attack, which steered the lead insurer to recommend our services as the dedicated Project Managers for the entire restoration work at the famed Twin Towers.
Bank One, Fort Worth, TX
A fierce tornado in 2000 whipped through this 42-story high-rise, blowing out 85% of the glass windows. Managed emergency services until the building was “dried-in” (completely boarded), utilizing crews 24/7. SOW included dehumidification, electronic restoration, cleaning of the HVAC system and all contents, freeze-drying documents, and eventually the pack-out of 60 tenants. This project had many aspects; the duration of the structural components lasted three months.
Bellingrath Gardens & Home, Mobile, AL
This historic mansion was badly damaged in 1998 by water infiltration due to hurricane force winds. Worked with The Historical Society to save the original 1845 building materials. The walls were made of horsehair stucco over wood lathe, and a unique system was designed to dry this feature preventing replacement. The roof was replaced using the same materials that would have been available in 1845. The project lasted over three months.
Burger King Headquarters, Miami, FL
BK’s headquarters for 700 employees was nearly destroyed as record storm surges, reaching 17 ft. from Hurricane Andrew, engulfed the building in 1992. Several hundred crews worked around the clock to remove the debris and secure the building from further damage. All emergency services and dehumidification, including salvaging the main structure, were provided.
First Interstate Bank, Los Angeles, CA
All 62 floors, plus sublevel office areas, had damage from fire, smoke and water in this multimillion-dollar loss from 1988. The scope necessitated viewing the operations on a vertical plane in order to increase efficiency related to its high-rise access issues. Coordinated the operational aspects of the cleanup utilizing over 1,500 personnel per day for the initial cleaning.
Iron Mountain, Los Angeles, CA
The world's largest provider of vital records suffered damage at this facility after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which made this a highly dangerous project lasting over four months. Directed crews to delicately remove debris from the 40-foot tall racking and retrieve wet documents, which were then freeze dried and returned. Notable about this project were safety protocols established during the work, due to aftershocks from the quake.
Meridian Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Multimillion-dollar contents fire in 1991 for main tenant included removal of restorable items, high-tech decontamination, drying of thousands of boxes of valuable documents by drying in trailers off premises in Camden, New Jersey, as well as PCB decontamination.
NBC Studios and World Headquarters, New York, NY
A mechanical room fire in 1996 dispersed smoke and soot through the ductwork connecting these three historic buildings. Hired as Project Manager to coordinate various trade union laborers, the first priority was to clean the main studio building (100,000 sq. ft.) including all studios, offices and control rooms ASAP as this media giant was literally telecasting from the streets. Short of a week, the studios were back on line, and the other two buildings, which involved one million sq. ft. of space, were completed in just three weeks using 700 workers/day, three shifts per day.
Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay, Long Island
An aggressive fire in 1992 caused extensive smoke and water damage to this historic landmark built in 1738 and enlarged with a “Victorian” wing in the mid 1800’s. SOW included drying the structure with emphasis on salvaging the original wall coverings from the Victorian era and working alongside of the curator to ensure that the majority of the museum was restored using the appropriate materials and skills needed to preserve the artifacts that included furniture, clothing, porcelain china, books and valuable papers.
Williamsburg Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY
In 1990, this historic landmark had fire, smoke and water damage. The multistory bank and office building required decontamination of all building services including HVAC system, elevator shafts, pipe chases and stairwells, as well as content cleaning of all improvements and betterments, files, documents, furniture, carpeting and drapes. Services also included the implementation of special procedures for cleaning the natural limestone in the bank while retaining its aged historical status and appearance.
World Financial Center, New York, NY
Located across from the World Trade Center this complex sustained significant communicated damage related to the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11/01. Of the four buildings, only one property escaped significant damages and as a result, the three remaining properties, inclusive of the majority of tenant property, were cleaned and decontaminated as a result of the dust infiltration related to the collapse. One of the most significant phases of the work was the cleaning and decontamination of the first level, retail and restaurant areas of the American Express Tower to facilitate its use as a temporary morgue and medical triage facility in the early stages of the recovery efforts.
WTC Twin Towers, New York, NY
A terrorist bombing in 1993 led to the largest restoration project for a single insured (PA, NY & NJ) ever in recent history. Provided damage assessments,wrote the SOW and a critical path management plan encompassing 14 various union and non-union trades. Coordinated all three phases of this $17,240,000 job, with the first phase involving over 8.8 million sq. ft. of interior space including every office, public hallways, rest rooms, stairwells and lobbies, as well as the exterior of all the tenant contents. Estimating rent losses at $1 million/day, WTC Operations Management projected it would take at least 60 days to complete. Our unprecedented effort resulted in a successful “white-gloved” cleaning in just sixteen days, by working 24/7 with 3,400 workers each day. Notable savings: $33 million.