Design-Build Delivers

According to the Design-Build Institute of America (www.dbia.org), “Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.” The DBIA states that design-build offers 33% faster delivery speed and 6% lower overall project cost and is applied to 40% of the non-residential construction market share. Transportation is the fastest-growing design-build sector in the U.S. Continue Reading…

Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant Opens

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Mayor de Blasio at Opening with Commissioners Trottenberg, NYCDOT, and Peña-Mora, NYCDDC

Following a record-setting road maintenance program that patched 338,000 potholes so far in 2014 and repaved 173 miles of streets, New York City celebrated the opening of the Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant in Brooklyn—one of the few municipally owned and operated asphalt plants in the country. The newly reconstructed plant will produce a new, state-of-the-art warm-mix asphalt that enables paving through the winter months.  The $25 million project was initiated by the NYCDOT and built by the NYCDDC to replace the plant’s asphalt-producing equipment, which had exceeded its 30-year operational life.  Dignitaries included Mayor Bill de Blasio; Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg; Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, NYCDDC Commissioner; Galileo Orlando, NYCDOT Deputy Commissioner; and David Resnick, NYCDDC Deputy Commissioner. Continue Reading…