New York /PRNewswire/ - Hunter Roberts Construction Group (HRCG) is pleased to announce that construction will resume on the highly publicized Pier55 project on the Hudson River Park, and contracts worth nearly $100M have been executed with both Weeks Marine, Inc. (Weeks) and The Fort Miller Co., Inc. (Fort Miller). On May 30th, a new permit from the Army Corps of Engineers provided the clearance for construction to move forward. Fort Miller has already begun fabrication of the unique signature concrete pots and Weeks is presently mobilizing for in-water construction to begin this August.
The supporting pier for the project includes unique, precast pots that will be fabricated and assembled in upstate New York. Weeks, a leader in the maritime construction industry which is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, will manage the assembly process at the Port of Coeymans, located south of Albany, New York, and will transport the finished pots down the Hudson River to the park. Fort Miller will provide the precast concrete elements, utilizing locally sourced concrete mix materials. Barges will deliver the structures, and other related precast elements, which will eliminate over 600 truckloads of material that would otherwise have had to travel to and through the New York City region. This will provide a substantial environmental benefit to New York City, reducing emissions, decreasing truck traffic, and eliminating the noise generated by over 600 tractor trailers.
Pier55 is providing a significant economic boost to New York City and State, using materials supplied by New York State-based businesses. As the production of these precast concrete elements continues to increase over the next year, the participating companies will expand and hire additional personnel through a number of sister companies that are assisting in the production of the many elements required to produce each precast piece. This includes formwork production, embedded steel support elements, concrete raw material production, assembly of the complex formwork and casting of the units.
"This project is unlike anything New York City has seen before," says HRCG Senior Vice President Christopher Phillips. "Creating Pier55 is an exciting challenge for our company--we are proud of the work we have accomplished thus far and are pleased to resume construction. We are putting New Yorkers to work and providing opportunities for companies all over the state."
About Hunter Roberts Construction Group
Hunter Roberts Construction Group offers the expertise of construction industry veterans and the spirit of an entrepreneurial, progressive young company. Founded in 2005, Hunter Roberts' management team offers highly qualified industry credentials and extensive experience with many of the most technically complex projects across the metropolitan New York area. Hunter Roberts provides a broad range of construction services including pre-construction, construction management, program management, and general contracting. Headquartered at 55 Water Street in Lower Manhattan with offices in Philadelphia, PA, and Newark, NJ, Hunter Roberts has strong experience in interiors, higher education, K-12, healthcare, transportation, residential, commercial, retail, public/government, cultural/preservation, and hospitality construction. For more information, visit hrcg.com.
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