Project: Powdermaker Hall, Queens College
Location: Flushing, New York
Project Type: Education
Services: Surety Consulting
Construction Management

Description of Project:
Powdermaker Hall was renovated from a 1960's-era building to a 21st-Century state of the art educational facility. The building was stripped to its frame and rebuilt using the original footprint.

The 4-story 200,000 s/f building includes 29 media-ready classrooms for 55-70 students each, with ceiling-installed data projector with Internet access and sound systems; five computer labs; 13 seminar/conference rooms, including one with a digital unit allowing integrated multimedia projection and multi-site meeting capability; student lounges, offices and work space for 11 academic departments. The building includes an updated air-conditioning system, soundproofing through triple-glazed windows, a new façade, internal courtyards, and elevators.

Beacon’s Role/Services:
Upon the contractor default of the General Construction contract ($23 Million), the surety company retained Beacon to take over and complete the project. Duties included preparing a cost to complete, ratifying subcontractors, reviewing all subcontractor/vendor claims against the payment bond, subsidizing field and office management to oversee construction and all project management aspects, as well as acutely managing the change order process with DASNY.

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