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Fast-Tracked Pre-K’s Open Doors Thanks to STV’s CM Division

Jan 16, 2019

As part of its latest contract with the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), STV is proving that no time window is too short to deliver a quality product for the client.

The firm performed a range of construction management services for two new pre-kindergarten schools that recently opened their doors, PS 491M on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and PS 474M on East 57th Street. In both instances, STV oversaw a fast-track fit-out of two new universal Pre-k facilities located within new, residential towers. Each school is approximately 11,000 square feet and costs about $7 million. Because work took place within residential buildings, construction activities were limited to accommodate residents. Still, each was built in under 150 calendar days.

“It was an incredible effort by our entire project team,” said Peter O’Hanlon, project manager for the two schools. “Everyone rose to the occasion to make this happen, from our staff in the field to those in the office generating invoices and serving as project accountants.”

Demonstrating the speed and efficiency of the construction team, in both instances, the schools were substantially completed ahead of schedule and met the New York City Department of Buildings project close-out requirements ahead of the client signing off on the projects’ punch sheets.

In addition to O’Hanlon, Timothy Taylor, Mike Ventimiglia and Mike Ntountoulakis all played a significant part of these efforts. Our project team was on hand at a pair of ribbon cutting events hosted by SCA where the client offered a special thanks to STV for its role in overseeing a quick turnaround for the schools. Vincent Zito, CCM, STV vice president, was the project executive.

The Pre-k construction is part of a larger on-call contract with NYCSCA that has tasked the firm with overseeing the repair and maintenance of various schools throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. In most instances, STV is responding to projects sites within two hours of being contacted by the NYCSCA and assessing project needs within 24 hours.