WDF wins $71 million contract to upgrade Jacob Riis Houses

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Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC) subsidiary WDF won a $71.2-million contract the New York City Housing Authority for the Sandy Recovery Program Restoration at Jacob Riis Houses.

The project scope of work includes both restoration and infrastructure improvements to the Jacob Riis Housing complex, which consists of 12 buildings spread over a three city block footprint.

Upgrades include new emergency generators, electrical distribution equipment and gas services to the buildings. New flood elimination upgrades include deployable dry flood-proofing elements, waterproofing of structures, waterproof architectural finishes and upgrades to sewer/storm management systems.

Exterior upgrades include new roadways, sidewalks, green spaces and pedestrian lighting. Architectural improvements include the rehabilitation of building entrances, lobbies and storm damaged portions of all twelve buildings.

Work on the project is expected to commence in the summer of 2019 with completion anticipated by mid-2022.

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