Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 131
"We build the blank canvas and they fill in
Speed is critical in building the superstructure because the New York City market
is especially competitive, Cormican says.
High land values mean slimmer margins
for developers, so making a profit on their
investment often hinges on being able to
turn a building around quickly.
The faster the skeleton of the building are
completed, the sooner work can begin on
the mechanical systems and filling out the
interior. "It's very easy to measure success
on these jobs in that if we deliver a project
on time everybody is a winner," Cormican
adds. "We look good, they look good and we
all move on to the next one."
In the past year-and-a-half,
the firm has grown from
about 450 to 750 workers.
Just 10 blocks away from where it superstructure crew is working on 125 Greenwich Street, StructureTech NY's foundation
division is just finishing work on 130
William Street in Manhattan. The new
luxury condominium project has required
the company to bring in heavy equipment
to drill its deepest foundation ever.
"Drilling large-diameter piles 200 feet
to bedrock on 17,000 square feet in lower
Manhattan poses a lot of challenges," Scully
says. "We made good use of our drill equipment by having three of our largest rigs
with skilled operators complete the project
StructureTech NY just recently started
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