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Ulster County Transit Center

Kingston, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>Ulster County

HAKS served as Construction Manager for a new $5 million bus storage and maintenance facility for Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) and later served in a similar capacity for upgrades to the facility. The 25,000-square-foot building on a 2.5-acre site provides storage and ten indoor bays for maintenance and washing of the UCAT bus fleet and houses its administrative offices. Key components included a hydraulic lift and pit that aid maintenance activities and a bus washing station. The two-story administrative area includes an elevator for ADA compliance. The site includes outdoor fuel dispensing and tire changing stations as well as an employee/visitor parking area.

HAKS provided complete construction management and administrative services from pre-construction to construction and closeout. Specific services included developing and implementing project procedures; monitoring and coordinating contractor work; documenting all work stages; project planning and scheduling; controlling progress payments; resolving field issues; monitoring adherence to contractor health and safety plans; construction inspection; shop drawing review; and related services necessary to control cost, time, quality and safety.

Value engineering services during design resulted in important cost savings related to the building’s size, foundation, heating and ventilation systems, wall system, roof and other architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical elements. Compliance with the procedural requirements of Ulster County, NYSDOT and the FTA was critical to the success of the project.

The project received the 2006 ACEC-New York Gold Award. As a result of the firm’s highly successful performance on this project, Ulster County selected HAKS in 2010 as CM for facility upgrades to the facility. The firm provided the same services from preconstruction through construction and closeout as in the earlier assignment.

Project elements included the addition of a 1,728-square-foot training room on the second floor, along with restrooms, kitchenette, office, storage space and a central computerized Direct Digital Temperature control system. First-floor renovations transformed the 240-square-foot training room into a break room and office. Other work included the installation of a 15,000-gallon auxiliary diesel fuel tank with a submersible internal pump, which replenishes fuel to the existing 6,000-gallon diesel fuel tank. Both fuel tanks were enclosed with reinforced spill containment walls, including storm water outfall, and fulfill all environmental requirements.