Special Inspections & Materials Testing Term Agreement

Tectonic has been contracted on a 5-year term agreement to perform special inspections and materials testing for the New York Power Authority in support of their Economic Development and Energy Efficiency programs. The services provided under this contract support the Governor’s energy goals of reducing source consumptions by 20% in state owned facilities by 2020, via the implementation and construction of capital, operations and maintenance projects. Examples of such projects include the upgrade and replacement of existing facilities (ex: lighting upgrades, chiller replacement), redistribution of heat and power generation, water treatment, and installation of solar photovoltaic/thermal panels.

The types of facilities that NYPA typically services include, but are not limited to: colleges; correctional facilities; health care facilities; multifamily residential areas; offices; transportation; wastewater treatment plants; large area and outdoor services.

Work has been performed to date on the following facilities:
• Bronx Community College Utility Upgrades
• Queens College Submetering Project
• Harlem Hospital HVAC Upgrades
• NYC Health & Hospital Coler Boiler Plant Project

Controlled Inspections and Testing Laboratory Services

Tectonic provided controlled inspection and testing laboratory services under a three-year, $3M contract for the rehabilitation of Housing Authority properties throughout NYC. Services to date covered: roofing, structural steel, structural stability, all concrete, reinforced masonry, and masonry units. Inspection and testing of material, equipment and operations were conducted with strict adherence to the New York City Building Code and comply with contract documents.

Housing complexes included: Kingsboro Houses, Whitman Ingersoll, Unity Plaza, Armstrong I & II, Ocean Hill Housing, Tapscott Housing, Bay View Housing, Marlboro Balconies, Stapleton Houses, Richmond Terrace Community, Independent Towers, Amsterdam Avenue, Drew Hamilton, A.C. Powell Blvd. Housing, Wise Towers, Rutgers Houses, Bayside Apts., Soundview, Throggs Neck Houses, Woodside Houses, Boston Secor, Mott Haven, Highbridge Gardens, Shelton Apts., South Jamaica Houses, Latimer Gardens, Conlon LIHFE, Murphy Houses, and St. Mary’s Park Houses.

On-Call Materials Testing Contract

Tectonic is providing construction inspection and materials testing services at various facilities under the three-year contracts GES-134, GES-150, GES-162 and GES-174. TBTA facilities include Bronx Whitestone Bridge, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Brooklyn Battery Parking Garage, Cross Bay Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge, Marine Parkway Bridge, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Throgs Neck Bridge, Verrazano Bridge, Triborough Bridge, Robert Moses Administration Building, Main 2 Broadway Building and off-site fabrication shops and manufacturing facilities.

Services cover concrete, masonry, soil, borings, asphalt, paint, structural steel, spray-on fireproofing, water analysis, roofing analysis, electrical, and HVAC. Compaction testing including gradation, Atterberg limits, density, and moisture content. Responsibilities include traffic control coordination with Contractors, protection of existing components (i.e. barricades, etc.), environmental protection (i.e. control of emissions, noise/dust control, control of toxic substances, water pollution, erosion control, historic environmental preservation, ground water safety).

Mobile Laboratory at Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement

Tectonic is providing Quality Control (QC) services for the construction of the new Tappan Zee Hudson River Bridge as sub-consultant to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC – (TZC), the team of Principal Participants Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc. and Traylor Bros., Inc. As an integral part of the TZC team, Tectonic is responsible for all components of special inspections and materials testing, Including:

  • Pile Driving Inspection & Monitoring
  • Steel Inspection and Non-Destructive Testing of Steel Components
  • Geotechnical Inspection of Earthwork, Subgrades & Backfill
  • CIP & Precast Concrete Inspection & Testing
  • Asphalt Paving Inspection & Testing
  • Establishment of an On-Site Materials Testing Laboratory

The existing bridge is an essential component of the regional roadway network connecting Rockland County with Westchester County and providing integral access to the New York Metropolitan Area. The new Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing is designed for a 100-year service life and will be mass-transit-ready. It features twin three-mile structures, each with 1,200-foot cable-stayed main spans and 350-foot steel girder approach spans. The new bridge provides eight general traffic lanes, emergency lanes, extra-wide shoulders for express bus service, a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian path on the northern span, and scenic overlooks with anti-climb fencing and security cameras. A new toll plaza will include at least three highway-speed E-Z Pass lanes. The project also includes plans for the approximately 35 existing buildings associated with the bridge. The design-build approach produced a savings of $1.7 billion compared with original state and federal cost estimates, and is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Inspection Services Contract

Tectonic is providing On-Call Construction Inspection Services at various locations throughout NYC. Tectonic has been selected by NYC Economic Development Corporation to provide necessary construction inspections of materials and installation to ensure work conforms to contract documents and the NYC Building Code. Projects to date include:

• Steeplechase Plaza, Coney Island – $4M project; part of the planned 44-Acre Network of Parks
• Cyclone Roller Coaster at Coney Island
• Gansevoort Chiller Plant, Manhattan
• The Highline M&O Facility, Manhattan
• Hunts Point Market
• 120 East 125th Street Caribbean Cultural Center, NYC
• Brooklyn Army Terminal Elevator Modernization
• Relocation of the Goldwater Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) Campus and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) to new facilities on the former North General Hospital Campus, now referred to as Goldwater North, on Roosevelt Island, near Manhattan. Goldwater North will provide more space and greater privacy for patients and residents while accommodating a new model of resident-centered programming with 164 skilled nursing facility beds and 201 acute long-term care beds.

NYC SCA On-Call Inspections & Testing

Tectonic is providing management, inspection and testing services to ensure compliance with construction plans, specifications and building code requirements for various schools across the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

Scope of work includes concrete, structural steel, asphalt, soils, masonry, curtain wall and mechanical inspections.  Certain assignments involve supervising the demolition of existing school buildings and construction of new buildings replete with classrooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, cafeterias, administration offices, cellars, etc.

Some major projects include:

Mott Haven Campus – This $149M campus is comprised of four schools on 8.7 acres, formerly the railyard property in the Bronx. The 275,000-square-foot multi-story facility was built to serve more than 2,200 high school and middle school students. The primary entrances are street level from Concourse Village West, which is 30 feet above the former railyard property, supported by a retaining wall. Playing fields and other open space at the railyard elevation cover the eastern portion of the campus.

BSSWA at Casita Maria – This new $49M 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art educational and cultural facility will house both Casita Maria and the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (BSSWA).

Intermediate School /High School 362 – This $60M educational complex accommodates two high schools, an intermediate school and a special education facility.  All uniquely located on a single site but designed to be independent of each other.  The two high schools and an intermediate school each accommodate 600 students, while the special education component accommodates 120 students.