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Institutional | TISHMAN CONSTRUCTION, AN AECOM COMPANY: JACOB K. JAVITS RENOVATION PROJECT A New Space TISHMAN GETS CREATIVE ON THE JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER. BY MARTA JIMÉNEZ-LUTTER I n 2004, the New York legislature gave the green light for the expansion and renovation of The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Although it was delayed many times due to budget cuts and the economy, the work finally began in 2009 with construction manager Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, orchestrating the work based on architects FXFOWLE and Epstein’s designs for the 110,000-squarefoot addition. The addition needed to be operational by July 2010 to start the renovation of the existing facility, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013. One of the project team’s challenges is that the center has to remain open during construction, meaning work proceeds among the presence of thousands of daily visitors. “The Javits Center is probably one of the more highly utilized centers in this country,” explains Barbara Lampen, president of the convention center. Javits hosts a variety of functions, including major trade shows, televised events and graduation and awards ceremonies. Close collaboration among all the parties is expected to result in the $465 million project finishing $40 million under budget. Glen Johnson, project director for Tishman, says his company “put together packages that didn’t lend themselves to adding extra cost and buying during a slow economy. The biggest hurdle with this project was managing the downtimes and then working overtime to complete activities around the shows’ schedules.” Creativity and Innovation Expansion of the facility added more than 100,000 square feet of space to the original center. This phase was completed in spring 2010 with a pre-engineered structure that allowed construction to be fast-tracked so the renovation phase could begin. Johnson explains that the renovation involved replacing the shell and roof of the older building and the replacement of 93 rooftop mechanical units. Tishman had to do some preliminary work in the fourth quarter of 2009 to prepare for the roof work. “The original units had the electrical, fire alarm and system cables all running to the units above the roof,” Johnson says. “That was a problem from a maintenance standpoint because you could- Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company: Jacob K. Javits Renovation Project www.javitscenter.com www.tishmanconstruction.com • Project value: $465 million • Headquarters: New York, N.Y. • Tishman Construction employees on site: 75 to 200 • Scope: Convention center addition and renovation n’t change the roof or repair it, since all the conduits were on the roof.” Tishman re-wired the existing units to connect under the roof and then installed the rooftop units in phases. “We did these [rooftop units] in 10 sequences,” Johnson explains. “We would remove the rooftop units, replace the roof and install the new rooftop units. While we were in that phase, we would also put in all-new lighting, fire alarm system and paint the hall, below which was closed.” « Tishman Construction is rehabbing the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. 108 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January/February 2013

Construction Today - January/February 2013
Contents
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
Residential
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Industrial
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Institutional
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
Aeroterm
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
Commercial
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
RedBuilt
exp
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Civil
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Equipment
Monroe Tractor
Hydrema
Wood's CRW Corp.
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