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New York City Construction Boom: Large Projects, High Costs & Super-Tall Buildings

The New York City skyline continues to rapidly transform, with numerous large building projects underway or soon to start in the Big Apple. One notable new project is a $3.6-billion, 2.9-million-square-ft. building (50 Hudson Yards) soon to start at 34th Street & 10th Ave. While it won’t be the tallest skyscraper in the area (just under 1000 ft. tall), it will reportedly be one of the largest buildings in NYC, based on total square footage, once completed in 2022.

Beacon Completes Surety Consulting & Construction Management Services Contract For Queens, NY School Renovation Project

Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. has extensive experience working on school construction and renovation projects, including consulting on many projects where the NYC School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) is the project owner. In recent months, Beacon completed its contracted work for a school renovation / construction consulting assignment at Public School 69 (P.S. 69) located in Jackson Heights, a neighborhood of Queens, NY.

Beacon Project Update: Work Nears Completion at Dayton Manor, Residential Building (Brooklyn, NY) Owned by The Federal Bureau of Prisons

Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. has been providing Surety Consulting / Construction Consulting services related to various construction projects at Dayton Manor, a 116-unit apartment building located in Brooklyn, NY. Dayton Manor provides residential housing for federal employees (and their families) who work at two correctional facilities located in Brooklyn.

Beacon Consulting Group Continues To Assist NYC Economic Development Corp. With Construction Consulting Services

Since mid-2016, Beacon Consulting Group has taken a lead role in providing construction project auditing services related to more than 110 change orders on NYCEDC-funded construction projects having a total value in excess of $32.6 million. As of early March, the recovery / savings value associated with Beacon's services was estimated to be in excess of $325K (and growing). These savings are related to the reduced / avoided costs which result from construction project audit change order corrections and modifications...

Dennis O'Neill Presents At Annual Meeting of Old Republic Surety Company

On February 20th, Dennis O'Neill was one of the speakers invited to present at Old Republic Surety Company's annual meeting. In his presentation, Dennis provided the Construction Consultant's point of view about some of the ways construction projects can go wrong, various types of project management structures, things to keep in mind related to getting troubled projects back on track and examples of important construction project documents.

Beacon Staff News: Spotlight on Beacon’s Executive Management Team

In addition to Dennis O’Neill as President of Beacon Consulting Group, Inc., Beacon’s Executive Management team includes James Bruno as Vice President of Operations for the New England service area, and John Yeung as Vice President of Operations for the New York service area. In their roles as Vice Presidents, they are responsible for the overall operations of their respective offices including client consulting services, staffing and training, sales and marketing, and employee relations. Throughout their employment with Beacon both men have effectively combined their experience and knowledge of construction consulting with professionalism and a ‘get it done’ attitude that have greatly contributed to Beacon’s success.