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Tall Orders Photo courtesy of Consigli Construction. ONE RESTORED CAPITOL, PLEASE. HOLD THE EXPENSES AND PUT A RUSH ON IT. BY STEVEN H. MILLER THE RESTORATION OF THE NEW YORK State Capitol building in Albany, N.Y. was a complex, multi-pronged project, a long overdue effort to turn back the clock on decades of deterioration and damage to a legendary building. In 2009, Consigli Construction of Milford, Mass., an AGC of Massachusetts member, began work on the fourth and final phase of the project, when the recession hit hard. It became the target of political pressure to save the taxpayers money, and by the spring of 2010, Consigli found itself producing estimates of the cost to shut the project down. Then a new governor, Andrew Cuomo, took office in January 2011, and announced a different strategy to save money: accelerate the schedule. The completion date was moved from July 2014 to Dec. 31, 2012. In May 2011, Consigli agreed to the challenge, slashing its remaining construction time nearly in half. 84 constructor | JU LY/ AU G U ST 2013 Despite the numerous complexities of a large project performed in a building that was open and in operation on a 24/7 basis during construction, an approval process that involved heavy consultation from the state Office of Government Services, and a requirement of 118 unique mockups (many of which were modified several times), Consigli actually shaved an additional two months off construction, completing in October 2012 with a 99.6 percent safety score. Without decreasing the scope of the project, they saved the taxpayers $2.4 million. For this difficult accomplishment, Consigli Construction won the Alliant Build America award in the category of Best Building Renovation. A PROBLEM BUILDING The state Capitol is a structure of historical and architectural significance, a designated National Landmark, the second largest

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2013

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Hire Power
Innovative Ideas Modernize 78-Year-Old Bridge
DeConstructing Social Media
Business Fraud
Challenge Accepted
Stand-Out Safety Program Earns Opp Construction Grand Award
2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
2013 Liberty Mutual Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards
Money Isn't Everything
AGC in Action
Wall of Wind
Weathering the Storm
Green, Safe and Fast
Leading the Way
Summing it Up
Tall Orders
Going Interstate? Go NASCLA.
Do the Math
Technology Toolbox
Technology Toolbox
Bond-Readiness Program
Legislative and Regulatory News
Book Review
Upcoming Events
2013 Regional Resource Guide
Member and Chapter News
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

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