• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

EMS Station 27


HAKS provided CM/Build services for the new construction of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Station 27 in the Bronx for the New York City Department of Design and Construction. EMS 27 is home base for six ambulance crews serving multiple neighborhoods.

Architectural features of EMS 27 include an undulating zinc-clad façade that opens and closes to form louvers that allow light to enter and provide views of the outside. The double-height apparatus floor, which holds the ambulances and their utility storage, is overlooked by a mezzanine with offices and personnel areas. On the locker room floor is a two-story connection to the facility’s dining and meeting spaces in the penthouse, accessed by intertwining, color-coded scissor stairs.

HAKS was involved in every aspect of the $8 million, 2-year project, including construction supervision, coordination, inspection and administration. Our services focused on assuring construction quality in strict accordance with contract plans and specifications as well as timely completion. The biggest challenge was the coordination process between all mechanical systems and structural elements due to the extremely limited headroom. The structure is equipped with a fuel dispensing system and an emergency generator connected to an aboveground fuel tank.

Under the CM/Build contract, HAKS was responsible for procuring, holding and managing all construction contracts for the EMS station, which was subject to Wicks Law requirements. We conducted a constructability review of the project and reconciled the estimate with the design team and client. HAKS competitively bid five separate contracts for general construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and fueling system work among prequalified bidders, entered into contracts with low bidders, and issued notices to proceed to the various contractors.