Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 74
COVER STORY: COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
'We look at things holistically from the
Another project of CCM's is 443 Greenwich Street in Manhattan.
The landmark 250,000-square-feet building was built in 1883, of
brick-and-timber construction. It was initially a six-story industrial
loft building until CCM converted it to residential with a two-story
penthouse addition, and 52 condominiums. CCM started converting
the building in 2013 with new residents taking occupancy in 2016.
"The structure had fallen into disrepair over time, and a decision
was made early on to remove all the wood joists and replace the
floors with long span metal deck and concrete," Siciliani recalls. "Additionally, we dug out the basement several feet to gain necessary
headroom for parking and other amenities. This required extensive
foundation reinforcement and waterproofing, all while maintaining
the landmark facade intact."
The enhanced building now features private elevators and swimming pools, a spa, gym, drive-thru parking, state of the art home
automation systems and a wine cellar. The one-acre site is comprised of two adjoining "U" shape buildings that form a spectacular
landscaped courtyard with historic metal window shutters. Much
of the wood that was removed has been meticulously restored and
repurposed throughout the building.
CCM had 250 workers on-site at its peak, and worked with a wide
variety of specialty contractors. Siciliani describes the company's
relationships with its tradesmen as "collaborative," especially when
it comes to meeting consumers' changing needs.
While the company is well known for its' prowess in the residential conversion sector, it has always retained a presence in the
commercial interiors world and has recently completed its first
has completed some of
the most complex conversion
projects in New York City.
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