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Beacon Provides Surety Consulting & Construction Management for Emergency Generator Project in New York City

This Surety Consulting Project Profile highlights a project Beacon is currently working on in New York City. Our team is currently helping a leading Surety with the completion of an emergency generator / backup power project in the lower East Side of Manhattan. The generator is located on the rooftop of a building owned by the Henry Street Settlement, a well-known NYC-based social services organization...

Beacon Providing Construction Consulting Services on Cincinnati School Project

Beacon Consulting Group was selected by a leading Surety company to provide construction consulting services related to the construction of a new high school and elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The new 144,000-sf school is being built on a 6.6-acre site which is currently shared by St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School and St. Bernard Elementary School. Upon completion, it will bring a consolidated state of the art school to the district. The project is valued at $34 million.

Beacon Providing Construction Consulting Services For NYC Police (NYPD) Station Project

Beacon Consulting Group was selected by a leading Surety company to provide construction consulting services related a new police station being built in New York City. The 40th Precinct reconstruction project entails the ground-up construction of a 43,000-sf police station in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx. The site is located about 1.5 miles from Yankee Stadium. Following the default of the original concrete contractor on the project, the Surety retained Beacon to develop a re-let package (and help manage the re-let process) for the project's concrete work...

Beacon's Construction Management Team Successfully Takes on Massachusetts Library Renovation / Expansion Project

In the summer of 2020, Beacon Consulting was retained by a leading Surety to provide Construction Consulting services for a public library renovation and expansion project in Sherborn, MA. The project consists of a two-story addition totaling 9160 square feet, featuring a children’s library on the first floor, a community hall with multi-purpose room on the lower level, and renovations to the existing library. Work also included selective demolition and removal of sections of the existing building including hazardous materials removal and abatement, as well as site work, landscaping, and site utility work...

Project Profile: Beacon Consulting on Critical Water Supply Infrastructure Project For New York City

The Catskill Aqueduct Repair & Rehabilitation Project is a $158-million water tunnel repair, cleaning, and rehabilitation project being undertaken by New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This is an important, high-profile project because the aqueduct is a critical part of New York City’s water supply system. The project, which started in late 2018, involves the rehabilitation of a 74-mile stretch of the aqueduct by cleaning the inside and repairing a number of leaks, replacing numerous valves at chambers connected to the aqueduct, and performing other structural and mechanical upgrades to ensure the proper function of the structure for many years to come...

Project Profile: Beacon Provides Surety Consulting / Construction Consulting Services for The Shed at Hudson Yards, NYC

Beacon Consulting Group was hired by a leading Surety to consult on a bond default matter related to "The Shed," a recently built, $500-million visual arts and performing arts exhibition center in New York City's Hudson Yards. The 170,000-sf facility (also knowns as The Bloomberg Building) opened just over one year ago and is the cultural centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25-billion-dollar development project in Manhattan, which includes massive office and residential buildings, retailers, restaurants, bars, as well as other entertainment and outdoor spaces. Ideally located at the northern end of NYC's popular elevated park / walkway, The High Line, Hudson Yards has quickly become one of New York's most popular attractions for tourists and locals...

Beacon Client Profile: GDS Development & Klövern AB Announce Topping Out of NYC Office Tower

Beacon Consulting Group has been providing independent construction loan monitoring services for a new office building construction project underway in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. In recent weeks, the project reached a significant milestone as the 12-story building's superstructure was topped out. New York City-based GDS Development is building the Class A tower in partnership with Klövern AB, one of Sweden's largest real estate companies. The project is located at the northwest corner of 7th Ave. and 28th Street, just south of Penn Station and a short distance east from the High Line and Hudson Yards...

Beacon Project Profile: Construction Defects Assessment at Residential Apartment Complex

Beacon Consulting Group has extensive experience undertaking construction defects assessments for insurance companies and sureties. One example of our experience in this area is a project we did for an insurance client which entailed claims review, construction defects assessment, and other construction consulting services related to structural issues found at a student housing / apartment complex located in Charlotte, NC. The associated project consisted of the construction of five new buildings containing a total of 189 apartments. These apartments are used primarily for student housing. During a large party in one of the units, the ceiling began to sag. As a result, it was discovered there were deficiencies in the wooden structural trusses.

Beacon Provides Bid Review Services For Battleship North Carolina Hull Repair Project

Beacon was recently hired by a leading Surety company for a very unique bid review project, related to hull repairs on a retired WWII battleship. John Yeung led the bid review project for Beacon, which is described below. The USS North Carolina is a decommissioned World War II battleship which is now a Museum Ship and a National Historic Landmark docked in Wilmington, NC. The battleship, which is more than 728 feet long and has a displacement of 36,000 tons, was built at the New York Naval Shipyard (later renamed The Brooklyn Navy Yard) between 1937 and 1941. After the U.S. was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, the ship was activated for the war effort, first in the Atlantic and then in the Pacific, where it engaged in numerous campaigns and even survived a torpedo attack by a Japanese submarine. After Japan surrendered in 1945, the ship helped to transport American troops back to the U.S...