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Sciame has »F.J.wide range ofexperience in a project types in New York City.
Institutional | F.J. SCIAME CONSTRUCTION CO. – ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL SCHOOL
Building Toward Success
F.J. SCIAME PLANS TO DELIVER A SCHOOL ON BUDGET AND ON TIME, WITH SUBS’ HELP. BY KATHRYN JONES
side from its reputation for completing complex projects on schedule and within budget, F.J. Sciame Construction Co. sets itself apart from other contractors in the New York City area through its dedicated staff and organizational structure that advocates a hands-on approach to project management. Established in 1975 by CEO Frank J. Sciame, the New York City-based company has successfully completed a diverse range of project types, including its expertise in the institutional niche. This experience has worked well on the $70 million Abraham Joshua Heschel School – New Building for Early Childhood Center, Lower School & Middle School project currently under construction in New York City, Project Executive Tom Sevchuk says. “We have been working with private institutions like Heschel for 35 years,” he explains.
“When we started preconstruction, we worked hard to realize the project’s vision within the budget constraints through constructability analysis and value engineering. Moving forward as general contractor, our charge is to finish on time and on budget.” The owner’s representative, Levien & Company, had worked with Sciame in the past and was familiar with its project approach, which is why it took the company up on its preconstruction services and valued its input during roundtable discussions with the project’s design team. “Levien spearheaded the process on behalf of the school, and we worked closely to support their efforts,” Sevchuk says. “We were the successful preconstruction firm selected for the project. Our cost-conscious and schedule-oriented approach allowed us to balance the preconstruction deliverables,” he adds. “A competitive market
F.J. Sciame Construction – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
www.sciame.com • Budget: $70 million • Location: New York City • Employees at peak: 150-200
“As a firm, we strongly believe in thorough and thoughtful preconstruction work.” –Tom Sevchuk,
and rigorous subcontractor bid process secured us the project as general contractor. As a firm, we strongly believe in thorough and thoughtful preconstruction work to mitigate risk and deliver the project within budget.”
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Wall Works USA Inc.
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
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
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
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
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
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
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