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»Collavino Construction is for the performing concrete work One World Trade Center project. Institutional | COLLAVINO CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. – ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER Project Pride Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center • Project budget: $300 million+ • Location: New York City • Employees: Approximately 570 • Scope: 1,776-foot skyscraper F COLLAVINO CONSTRUCTION SAYS IT IS PROUD OF ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER PROJECT IN NEW YORK CITY. or Collavino Construction Co. Inc., the One World Trade Center (WTC) project is more than just another building. Instead, the project has instilled a tremendous amount of pride in the contractor’s employees, Senior Construction Manager Joe Bechberger says. The building, which will be located at the WTC site in downtown Manhattan, will stand 1,776 feet, making it the tallest skyscraper in New York City. One WTC will cover 3.5 million gross square feet, and feature office space on 71 floors, a public lobby with 50-foot ceilings and two skyline restaurants. Collavino Construction has a contract worth more than $300 million to provide all cast-inplace concrete work for the below- and abovegrade superstructure. The company is serving the owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), and construction manager Tishman Construction Co. of New York. While Collavino Construction’s portion of the building will be finished in the first quarter of 2012, “Tishman and the owner, PANYNJ, are looking at completion in 2013 for the rest,” he says. One WTC is the second tower to be built on the site. Bechberger says the connection of the site with the events of Sept. 11, 2001, has made the project team take extreme care in its work. “A lot of our workers were there when the two towers fell,” he says. “They have a whole different [kind of] pride and mindset [about] why they want to work here,” he says. “It’s sort of a symbol of their pride, strength, resilience and freedom.” “If you have a division that can self-perform, you can control your own destiny on a project.” –Joe Bechberger, senior construction manager that will climb on the outside northwest corner of the building,” Bechberger continues, noting that the crane system helps with materials management. “You don’t see that on too many jobs.” Collavino Construction also is employing a self-climbing material hoist from Australia to help bring materials/supplies to the various floors, which helps take pressure off of the other cranes. “This is the first time that has been in New York,” he says. Traditionally in New York, this is done with landing platforms and a main tower crane. “However, with increased safety awareness today coupled with the complex site logistics, it was more advantageous to go with a selfclimbing system that is fully enclosed,” he says. Coping With Challenges Another element that gives Collavino Construction pride is the fact that it has utilized many unique construction methods during the project, Bechberger says. For example, the company has two articulating/retracting cranes and concrete pumps on top of its formwork system. Additionally, “We have a self-climbing crane 138 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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