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January 5, 2008

ESDC on the way to hiring Owner's Rep for Construction Oversight

Atlantic Yards Report

It may seem a little late to oversee all demolition and somewhat soon to oversee building construction, but the Empire State Development Corporation last month issued an RFP for an Owners Representative for Construction Oversight.

The Owner’s Rep, according to the RFP, will act as ESDC’s "eyes and ears” on site during construction of the Project... More particularly, the Owner’s Rep will help ESDC identify, address and investigate risks associated with construction activities, including; demolition, site and civil construction, rail yard construction, and construction of an arena and 16 mixed use buildings.

Responses are due Monday, January 7. While the ESDC states that construction is "expected to continue through at least 2016"--others have estimated it could take 20 years--the agency says that it's "uncertain" if the Owner's Rep would be required for the entire construction period.

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Posted by amy at January 5, 2008 10:05 AM