In 2017, CT ABC recognized the following companies as Excellence in Construction Award recipients:
Best in Show
Penfield Reef Lighthouse Repairs
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.
The Penfield Reef Light sits on a granite caisson and is a granite masonry exterior wall two story wood roof framed Second Empire style keeper’s house with a steel octagon prism tower light with balcony that was first constructed in 1874. It is located approximately one mile off the Town of Fairfield, CT near the Black Rock Harbor.
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. was hired by the United States Coast Guard through the Request for Proposal Process Solicitation Number: HSCGG1-14-R-PRV168. The project involved the complete exterior envelope restoration, the granite caisson above the high tide line, the complete repair and restoration of the lightkeeper’s house including granite masonry restoration and repointing, rebuilding of the brick chimney, the replacement of existing fenestrations including doors, windows, running trim, the replacement of the existing roof assembly and the stripping and restoration of the steel octagon light and replacement of associated glazing along with hazardous material abatement in the form of lead and asbestos. The building interior required complete containment to provide asbestos and lead abatement of all the lower interior finishes which were severely damaged by the storm surge of 2012.
The contract value of the project is $1,174,503.01. The original proposed value was $1,172,000.00. The project was awarded in October of 2014 with the on-site mobilization beginning on April 1, 2015. The project was completed on December 31, 2015. Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. self-performed the project management, masonry, metal restoration, glazing repairs and carpentry work associated with this project. The percentage of work completed with our own forces was 63%.
State Veterans' Cemetery Expansions and Improvements
Nosal Builders, Inc.
The Department of Construction Services recognized the desire for Nosal Builders, Inc. to collaborate with BL Companies to assure that the materials and construction methods would stand the test of time in honor of the Veterans who would occupy these monuments. We spent many hours constructing multiple mock-up in an attempt to coordinate the finishes and foundations dimensions long before excavation to avoid delays to the project completion. The initial design was to construct a cast-in-place foundation to support the tow sided precast columbaria. The precast was to be capped on each side with a cast-in-place concrete pier that would be covered with a fieldstone veneer. During the mock-up process, our mason and masonry supplier identified issues with the use of a stone veneer in this environment. We felt the veneer would not stand the test of time in these weather environments. We suggested the use of a full stone piers with a solid filled CMU back-up. This suggestion allowed us to better coordinate the installation of the long-lead time precast columbarium’s and also provided a product that would honor the veterans that would be laid to rest here. This collaboration allow us to progress with the placement of the foundations throughout the winter months while at the same time the precast columbarium’s were being constructed. As soon as the weather broke, the precast was set and the mason was ready to follow behind with the installation of the stone piers and granite caps. This collaborative effort resulting in a project that has an increase to the quality of construction, was under budget and completed two months early.
In addition to the construction of the columbaria, we also renovated the existing cemetery house that is used for a maintenance facility and office, an indoor chapel and public restrooms. The public restroom is now completely accessible to all visitors and includes high end finishes and fixtures. We also introduced a new computerized grave site locator kiosk.
The greatest difficulty on this project was maintaining the construction schedule while being respectful to the families and loved ones during the 3-5 burial services each week. To overcome this obstacle, we developed a line of open communication with the facility manager where he would provide to us weekly and day-to-day burial schedules. The weekly notifications helped us avoid the deliveries of materials and concrete during burial services. The day-to-day communication allowed us to work up to the minute allowing us to schedule breaks around the burials. This provided a situation where all equipment would be shut down and respectfully quiet during all burials without impacting our overall schedule.
This project is a shining example of success when owners, facility, designers and contractors work together to achieve the same goal. The overwhelming sense that we were all there to serve and honor the men and women who sacrifices so much for us created an environment of cooperation and a higher cause.
Ethel Walker School - Centennial Center
C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.
The Ethel Walker School was looking to expand their current facility to include a new Centennial Center for the students. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the school empowers girls to lead with integrity, confidence, courage, and conviction. The 62,000 sf Centennial Center opened just in time for the 2016-2017 academic year and is now home to an eight lane swimming pool, home and away team locker rooms, fitness center, squash courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, dance studios, health and wellness center and social spaces for students.
Since this project was in the heart of the school’s campus, the project team worked extremely hard to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the campus. Preconstruction meetings were held to ensure that all details were confirmed and coordinated ahead of time to prevent a delay in the project schedule. Due to the efficiency of these meetings, the project schedule was updated monthly and emailed to all subcontracts and vendors on the project. Two-week look ahead schedules were also discussed at weekly subcontractor meetings to allow for open feedback on lead times for materials. Throughout preconstruction, the project team value engineered over $350 thousand dollars out of the project without impacting the finished product. We collaborated with the owner and designers to address and resolve all issues related to Cost-Time-Risk by conducting comprehensive constructability reviews, evaluated value engineering alternatives, offering cost-benefit analysis and developing site logistic strategies.
Effective communication was essential in order to deliver the project on time for the start of the 2016-2017 academic school year. Issues related to utility relocation, pool tile requirements, subcontractor default and a massive flood created some difficulties throughout the project. However, our project team and subcontractors worked extra shifts; reworked construction sequencing and effectively communicated the project needs to ensure there was no delay on the project. This project owes its success to all involved, from the project team to the vendors and suppliers, for their determination and creative problem solving to not only keep this project on schedule but turn a dream building into a reality. The Centennial Center is truly a remarkable facility that rests on top of the valley overlooking the campus’ athletic fields providing members with views from each room within the facility.
Manning LNG Storage and Trucking Facility
Cianbro performed the Balance of Plant construction associated with a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant. The UGI Energy Services Manning LNG Tank and Truck Loading Facility liquefies natural gas from the pipeline, stores it on-site, and then loads LNG tank trucks for delivery. Cianbro installed major liquefaction equipment including connective pipeline, various compressors, the cold box, fan cooling units, and an emergency generator. The project also required multiple foundations, over 12,000 feet of mechanical pipe, 170,000 feet of power and control cable, and 3,000 pipe welds. The complexity of the project necessitated careful planning and micro-scheduling efforts because the sequencing required Cianbro to set most of the large equipment, install the large bore pipes, valves, and fittings, and then erect the structural steel building around all the equipment. The mechanical operations team had to prioritize the early large bore welding and installation to coincide with the early equipment setting activities. Due to the permanent building erection being later in the schedule, it was necessary to install temporary structural supports for the large bore piping systems.
The Manning LNG Project set a high standard in regards to Quality Assurance & Quality Control. The project incorporated multiple welding procedures and criteria depending on the area or piping system. Underground pipeline connections were inspected under different procedures than the mechanical piping systems, which also had varying procedures depending on the type. All of the piping systems on the project were 100% X-rayed and approved prior to being put into service. The project was completed with a weld acceptance rate of 99.2%.
The Cianbro team incorporated LEAN principles into our proven construction planning, management, and project control systems. An example of LEAN principles involved the early evaluation of the tight project site; Cianbro determined how to maximize efficiency by laying down materials and performing work near where they will eventually be set. This minimalized material movement and expedited construction sequencing. As the project commenced without a majority of the final design drawings, some areas of construction had to be completed without a clear picture of the overall project. Cianbro worked in parallel with the design engineer throughout the construction and through numerous design enhancements. The outstanding transparent collaboration between the stakeholders resulted in the project being completed on time and allowed for a successful and flawless start up and commissioning effort.
Specialty Contractors - Mechanical/Commercial
Crest Mechanical Services
In September of 2016, Crest Mechanical Services was hired to help design and install a new heating and cooling plant for the historic Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford. Crest worked with the owner and mechanical engineer to develop an efficient yet cost effective heating and cooling solution for the building. The building owners wanted to be independent from the Hartford City utility loop, so Crest installed new high efficiency gas boilers, high efficient air cooled chillers, new pumps, heat exchangers, domestic water storage tanks, and a DDC control system. The new systems allowed the hotel to be free from costly city HVAC utility expenses while providing the required environmental comfort that is needed in a luxury hotel.
The project posed some challenges due to its downtown location, tight footprint and shared mechanical room. The hotel is connected to the adjacent Goodwin Square office tower and they share a mechanical room. This fact, along with limited parking and loading space, made logistics difficult. Significant pre-planning and coordination was required with both property owners and their tenants. It was also critical that the Crest team trace all piping and ductwork within the mechanical room to confirm that they were not affecting the adjacent active office tower during the hotel renovation. There needed to be constant communication with facility management. The owner placed a tight deadline on the job and even though a contract was not issued until September 2016, the $1.25 million mechanical project needed to be substantially completed by February. Crest was able to provide ample manpower and equipment to attack the project from multiple phases and complete the work ahead of schedule and under budget.
Once complete, the new owners of the iconic hotel were provided with a brand new and efficient mechanical system capable of lasting 25-30 years into the future and saving them money on a monthly basis. The new mechanical system, along with other building upgrades, are sure to make the new Goodwin Hotel a major player in the downtown Hartford hotel market.
Loom City Lofts
Enterprise Builders, Inc.
Loom City Lofts project located in Vernon, CT entailed the conversion and rehabilitation of the former Minterburn Mill (aka Roosevelt Mill) built in 1906. The building was rehabilitated and converted into a mixed-use building with 75,000 square feet of residential space on floors 2 to 5 and 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The residential units include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The commercial space includes a lobby, fitness center, community room, leasing office, building services, and six commercial suites. Site work required new water, sewer, and gas lines with a new concrete box culvert alongside of the building.
The design retained the historic character of the mill by restoring the original exterior concrete facades and installing new aluminum double hung windows similar to the original wooden ones. The exterior façade work also included replacing rebar and coating the entire building. The interior design created efficient, modest apartments within the existing massive window openings. The existing interior concrete columns and support beams were repaired from years of water damaged and left exposed. The scope also called for all new HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical systems leaving the HVAC duct work exposed. New concrete floors were polished for the finish product. All interior spaces received new wall finishes, cabinets, flooring, and window treatments.
One notable feature of the project is the mill’s former smokestack. This reinforced concrete smokestack is 150’ tall. The exterior concrete was repaired and the name of the building, Loom City Lofts, was painted on the smokestack.
Specialty Contractors - Electrical/Commercial
Columbia Gas Operations Center Campus
Interstate Electrical Services Corporation
Columbia Gas, a steadily growing regional utility company, wanted to expand its corporate offices and bring new capabilities to its customers. The company mapped out a year-long design/build project that involved both new construction/renovation and demolition of existing structures. The timeline was tight for the multiphase project, with an aggressive schedule, strict milestones and turnover dates with liquidated damages if deadlines were not met. Given these requirements, Columbia Gas turned to RH White Construction serve as general contractor, and RH White contracted with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation to provide electrical engineering/design and electrical construction. A branch of RH White also became both the landlord for Columbia Gas and project owner as the utility and General contractor entered an extended business arrangement whereby RH White would purchase the land and develop the site, and the utility would in turn lease the buildings from them.
Interstate is a regional leader in electrical services that brought to Columbia Gas strong experience in lean design and construction. For Columbia Gas, Interstate was responsible for electrical engineering/ design and electrical construction of a new 29,000-square foot Operations Center, a new 6,700-square foot Materials Depot, and electrical design renovation/fit-out for a 23,000-square foot existing Meter Shop. (Total new construction/renovation: 56,600-square feet). The scope of the project was impressive, and Interstate's use of lean was instrumental in delivering for RH White and Columbia Gas. Interstate overcame several challenges in delivering this project for Columbia Gas. Before new construction could begin, the project required a phased demolition of a 23,725-square foot car port, a 10,500-square foot mechanic shop, a 22,300-square foot Meter Shop and a 23,700-square foot office building housing the 24/7 call center. (Total: 86,100 square feet). Interstate was asked to manage a seamless transition from the old Operations Center, Materials Depot and Meter Shop to the new ones, and do it with no interruption in service. The company literally moved equipment, personnel and systems from one space to the next at the same time. In the case of the Materials Depot, with no power or communications services from the utilities, Interstate devised a plan for routing services from an existing building across the street, under a busy road to bring the building on line on the date specified in the contract. Over the course of the 12-month project, older structures gave way to new buildings, and existing facilities were renovated and repurposed. Interstate's design scope included two new building services, coordination of new utility circuit installations, energy code compliant lighting systems with specific foot candle requirements per room, occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting, security systems, automated controls, fire alarm and electrical distribution.
Interstate's partnership with Columbia Gas was evident throughout the project. Columbia praised Interstate for ensuring a safe working environment, providing a steady presence during OSHA visits, and in general making safety a top priority. With a 50 year history delivering for customers, Interstate Electric Services has deep experience solving on-the-job challenges. In this case, the benefits were shared by the organization that matters most, the customer, Columbia Gas.
Jewish Senior Services, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus
KBE Building Corporation
As the state’s first “Household Model of Care”, Jewish Senior Services’ Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus represents a significant shift away from traditional nursing home design to a more private, home-like setting that enhances the individuality and dignity of the elderly residents. And for many, if not everyone, on the Project Team, this special purpose and mission of care for the new facility brought the project to a whole new and more personal level.
“The fact that this was going to be a community landmark and a final home for the elderly - well, there were few among us who didn’t see our parents and grandparents in these residents,” explained architect Richard Rosen of Perkins Eastman. “This wasn’t an office building or a retail store - it is a place with a mission of care and a real concern for the well-being of our elders. Knowing that had an immediate effect on everyone working on the project.”
The project encompassed the demolition of the existing Jewish Community Center at 4200 Park Avenue and the construction of a new, inter-generational senior living campus in its place. The new 372,000 sf skilled nursing and assisted living facility provides 24 “households” incorporating 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms. The Household Model of Care features small groups of Residents living in a household, with amenities they have selected themselves as well as private bedrooms and bathrooms, an open kitchen, dining area, outdoor terrace, and large gathering room to resemble a traditional family home. The result is more privacy for Residents; greater freedom in how they live; a calmer, quieter homelike environment; and additional opportunities to form quality relationships with fellow residents, employees, and family. While this model has been used elsewhere across the country, it was the first for the State and thus required intensive review with the State agencies having jurisdiction over senior living facilities. The multi-story facility also provides 252 skilled nursing beds, 28 rehabilitation beds, 28 dementia beds, and 18 assisted living units. The new campus offers other community services, including home care, hospice, adult day programs, child care, geriatric assessment, and outpatient therapy. The on-site synagogue and the Rosnick Fitness Center, an 18,000 sf health club that replaces the old Jewish Community Center, is available to all residents, their families, volunteers, employees, and the community at large.
The Project Team was able to reduce the initial estimates by more than $10 million through value engineering during Preconstruction, and enabled the owner to meet budget, program, and the aggressive schedule goals. The 24-month schedule was met despite extreme winter temperatures that halted the pour of the concrete deck slabs for four weeks.
Specialty Contractors - Mechanical/Industrial
Pepperidge Farm Sugar Silo & Automation Project
Notch Mechanical Constructors
Back in 2003, Pepperidge Farm built a state-of-the-art bakery in Bloomfield, CT. It was built with the capability of having several expansions. In July 2016, Notch Mechanical was called in to begin the first steps of the expansion plans. The construction managers were immediately impressed by the standard of excellence that Notch brought to the tasks, as well as the swift response and flexibility that the Notch team provided. This led to the decision that Notch would be the sole source constructor and stay on the project until completion.
The new system equipment was designed and manufactured by Buhler Group, a company based in Germany. As the project unfolded, it became clear that the existing manufacturing equipment and piping were not taken into consideration when planning and building the new design. Notch discovered many existing obstacles. Layout modifications were required in order for the project to work. The sugar delivery line in particular proved to be a huge task consisting of find a suitable route for 500 feet of pipe running through five rooms.
In addition, many problems were discovered with the assembly of the equipment. Different problems seemed to present themselves with each new step of the installation. However, the Notch crew was quick on their feet. Without hesitation, they would devise a solution acceptable to the manufacturer and the customer. One of the biggest hurdles this project had was tying the new system into active production mixers without causing contamination. To ensure that no chips fell inside the mixers, Notch fabricated a sealed cup within every mix tank to catch shavings and chips when penetrating the mixers and adding ferrules.
Notch performed this work on short, hourly-based shutdowns in coordination with production. The crew frequently needed to plan for and deploy when the production line was not running to begin work for the day. The facility scheduled weekend shutdowns for our crew to mobilize and work inside the production areas of the facility. The Notch crew was on site daily with a crew of 12 craft personnel and would expand to 18-20 on the weekends when working in the mix room production area. Notch was on site from July straight through December, continuously rotating personnel in and out for personal time while meeting the challenge. The only crewless days were Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now that’s dedication!
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, 103 Woodland Street Renovation
S/L/A/M Construction Services
S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) provided construction services for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor healthcare institute in North Central Connecticut, for the renovation of its existing 1930’s 57,573 SF 5-story building into a class A office space located in downtown Hartford. SLAM CS was initially hired as Construction Manager for Phase 1 of the project which involved the systematic gut and renovation of the entire MEP infrastructure, bathroom cores, elevator, roofing and interior spaces on all five floors. This space now serves as a hub for Saint Francis’s IT and finance department, network operations and call center.
When Phase 2 was authorized, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center reached out to SLAM CS to design-build their data center to be located on the first floor, which would store the hospital’s clinical systems and health records. SLAM CS was the prime for the design-build team comprised of Quisenberry Arcari Architects, J.P. Engineering LLC and Macri Associates. The data center is now equipped with the latest technology, capacity and redundancy which will help the hospital better manage and protect their operations.
Key components of the Tier III Data Center include:
- (3) 750 kW paralleled generators
- 173 Tons of Cooling
- Over 1/2 a mile of copper water piping
- FM 200 Fire Suppression
- Multiple security sensors and monitors tied back to the hospital
- Redundant operational systems and equipment
- 42 data racks located within three enclosures
- UPS Batteries - (2) 500KVA UPS Systems - 320 Batteries Total
- Total length of copper electric feeders and control wiring = 30,620 feet or 6.8 miles
Viking Construction, Inc.
Viking Construction Inc. served
as general contractor for the demolition and redevelopment of the World War II-era housing co-op in Waterbury, Conn., originally known as Warner Gardens. The 14-acre complex – which ultimately became the first African-American-owned housing co-operative in the state of Connecticut – was severely decaying and dilapidated, and was essentially unfit and unsafe for occupancy (although 34 people were still living there when construction began).
The $28 million affordable housing project (now named Davis Gardens) included demolition of 28 original structures built on a steep and challenging site along with the construction of 122 new one-, two- and three-bedroom townhouse-style apartments. The new complex also includes a community building and garage, a children's playground, a community garden with a gazebo, fences and an irrigation system. The new building exteriors are a mix of concrete, wood shingles and hardy board, and the stylish interiors include energy-efficient vinyl windows, fiberglass doors, and vinyl flooring. Viking completed the project in two phases over 13 months. Viking razed the structures on the steep, hillside property, removed debris, and rebuilt new townhomes on the existing footprints. For the first phase of construction ($14.3 million), Viking completed 16 new, energy-efficient buildings that housed 58 one-, two- and three-bedroom townhouses, as well as a new community building and garage and 99 parking spaces. During this time, residents were still living on one part of the property which presented Viking with safety and scheduling challenges. The company provided safe access to the inhabited apartments and tried to minimize overall disruption to the families living there. These families were temporarily relocated during the second construction phase ($14 million), so Viking could complete 11 additional buildings that housed 64 residential units.
Today, the new Davis Gardens community provides lower-income renters with an exceptional housing option, and helps alleviate the continued housing shortage in Waterbury. Viking Construction’s work on the challenging hillside location has created a safe, efficient, and attractive asset to the city and state.
In 2017, CT ABC also recognized the following companies as Merit Award recipients:
Colony Street Transit Oriented Development
Enterprise Builders, Inc.
Colony Street Transit Oriented Development is one of the first Transit Oriented Developments built in conjunction with Connecticut Rail to revitalize not only some of our inner city areas but also to re-establish strength within our railway transportation system. The project, located in Meriden, CT, included the construction of a mixed-use building including 63 residential apartments and 8,000 square feet of retail space. This project, although separate in ownership, was developed in conjunction and coordination with the Connecticut DOT as they were simultaneously building the new Meriden Train Station. In addition to the mixed-use building, a 250 space five-story parking garage was also built to serve the local Meriden business district and new train station.
The new construction of the mixed-use building included key structural elements of concrete foundations, first and second floor structural steel podium and composite slab on deck with wood framing. Exterior architectural features included various masonry veneer systems and colors along with multiple metal wall panel systems, storefront glazing systems and metal clad residential windows. All exterior finishes were fully coordinated with adjacent and surrounding buildings to ensure that the new buildings had modern materials blended into the historical district surrounding. The garage structure was precast concrete construction with Glass Curtain Walls and brick veneers. The east elevation of the garage is clad with GreenScreen panels which provide some apartments with a courtyard view.
Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall, University of Connecticut
KBE Building Corporation
sf, 727-bed, multi-story residence complex for UCONN’s Next Generation program to support Science Technology Engineering and Math programs is the first major new facility for the State’s billion-dollar STEM initiative. The building’s location was selected to create a living, learning community in close proximity to the academic sciences buildings. The residence hall provides 89 single and 319 double bedrooms, including 27 ADA compliant beds. The ground floor includes a lobby, living room, game room, meeting rooms, laundry - and the Innovation Zone and Idea Lab collaborative work space and tools, such as mobile white boards, laser cutter, 3-D printer and more. The project is set on a hillside on a highly constrained site amid a major pedestrian thoroughfare with adjacent residence and dining halls - essentially shoehorned in to create the quad.
The residence hall is designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver Certification - with the potential to reach Gold. The project includes solar plumbing, solar photovoltaic arrays on roof, “green” roof, a reclaim water system, and high efficiency mechanical equipment. UCONN had a very ambitious 22-month construction schedule to meet, and began the process by hiring Newman Architects to provide Bridging Documents, taking the design to the 50% Design Development Level. From there, the University solicited proposals from Design-Build teams, ultimately selecting KBE Building Corporation and JSA Architects. Newman Architects and BVH Integrated Services were subsequently brought on during construction as the Owner’s Design Consultants. This blended team worked hand-in-hand throughout the process, along with other design consultants, the University’s project management staff, and the many subcontract firms on the project.
Using Fast-Track Design-Build delivery, the residence hall was constructed in just 22 months, including completion of design documents from the Bridging Document phase – a schedule many thought unachievable. The team faced the additional challenge of a liquidated damages clause pegging penalties at $120 per bed per day over schedule - which could have reached as high as $87,240 per day in LDs. The project was completed on time despite worst winter on record, which delayed construction by four weeks. The University was able to grant a 9-day extension on the contractual schedule to address the winter delays, but had no room in the schedule for any further extension due to student occupancy deadlines.
The project was the site of an invitation-only OSHA Safety Training Partnership, a collaborative effort between KBE and OSHA to make the project as safe as possible and to educate workers safety through training. These partnerships are only offered to companies with exceptional safety records, such as KBE’s. The results
: With more than 675 workers, 411,600 workhours, and a 22-month schedule, project safety performance was better than the industry average and the safety result was pronounced a “success” by the OSHA organizations involved.
Merit - Historic Restoration/Renovation
Exterior Restoration New Haven Courthouse GA #23
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. was contracted by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Construction Services through the competitive bidding process in 2011 with a notice of award in September 2012. On-site construction began in the Spring of 2013. Architect for the project was JCJ Architecture of Hartford CT with consultants Hoffmann Architects of Hamden, CT and Building Conservation Associates of NY, NY.
The New Haven Courthouse GA #23 located at the corner of Church & Elm St. sits in a very active urban environment, with zero storage on-site and high level security requirements due to its nature of business. The project scope of work called for the south and east facades of the building to be fully staged with pedestrian overhead protection and safety netting while the work took place. Due to the active use of the courthouse each elevation had to be phased to allow public traffic access to the court facility ever day the building was opened. The exterior marble and granite masonry was cleaned, repointed and repaired extensively by the use of stone Dutchmen with stainless anchor and epoxy anchors of various profiles and conditions. The main capitals on the front entry were beyond repair and new carved flutes were applied in the field. The monumental front stairs had to be removed and stored for reinstallation while the entire existing supporting rubble foundation had to be replaced with new concrete steel reinforced footings, foundations and elevated slabs without disturbing the monumental columns at the main façade along Church Street. All of the wood windows would be removed off-site, lead abated, restored, reglazed and reinstalled into the existing frames that were restored on site. The existing monumental entry doors and exterior light fixtures along both elevations restored during this project required removal, restoration and reinstallation. KSR’s own personnel worked alongside the numerous specialty restorers from here in Connecticut to undertake the plethora of custom trades required including but not limited to stone carving, wood repair, metal fabrication and restoration, stained glass, silica paints and decorative plastering. The front entry roof and lined gutters were replaced and new roof drains and piping was installed to eliminate interior water infiltration from broken interior storm lines. The contract value of the project is $4,022,991.00 The original proposed value was $3,265,000.00. The project’s notice to proceed was December 17, 2012 with the on-site mobilization beginning on February 1, 2013. The project was completed on December 31, 2014.