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Commercial | JONES LANG LASALLE – EMPIRE STATE BUILDING RENOVATION AND RETROFIT Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit • Project cost: $550 million • Location: New York City • Employees on site at peak: 300 “Every person on this project did a phenomenal job, even with everything going on.” –Dana Schneider, project manager Project Manager Dana Schneider says. The bulk of the $20 million retrofit was completed by late 2010. The energy retrofit – with eight measures aimed at reducing the building’s energy use by 38 percent – started in 2009, after a year-long analysis that pointed to the most effective, and cost-effective, strategies to produce significant energy reductions. Window Replacement Jones Lang LaSalle and Johnson Controls managed all elements of the projects including sequencing and the hiring of subcontractors. The project management team sought bidders with experience working on large buildings and with exceptional technical qualifications, Schneider says. “Hiring decisions were based on our confidence in the ability to meet our design specifications,” she adds. One of the most interesting elements of the retrofit was the removal, upgrading and replacement of the building’s 6,514 windows. Windows were cleaned, fitted with a low-emissivity film and gas mixture between panes, and put back into place. Crews used part of the building’s fifth floor to stage the project in a manner that ensured that windows were not out of place for longer than a few minutes at a time, Schneider says. Close communication was maintained with the building’s tenants throughout the window replacement process. “All of the subcontractors were extremely respectful of the fact that they were working in occupied space,” Schneider says. “The work was done cleanly, efficiently and quickly. “It was remarkable, with the amount of windows and building tenants, that it went extremely smoothly,” she adds. “The subs did an exceptional job. Several window manufacturers told us this couldn’t be done, but we did it.” An Empire of Efficiency ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD IS NOW BECOMING ONE OF THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT. BY JIM HARRIS urning one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world into a model of energy efficiency is no easy task. Extensive planning, phasing and an around-the-clock schedule were all needed to bring the 80-year-old Empire State Building to the forefront of energy standards. For program manager Jones Lang LaSalle, The Empire State Building has eight projects planned for reducing its energy use by 38 percent. « T 120 however, planning, experience and extensive communication made the complex and high-profile project run smoothly and ensured delivery of energy savings on an ambitious schedule. “This project has shown us that nothing is insurmountable, and we should never look at a project as being too big or difficult,” CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - February 2011

Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

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