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Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Electrical Renovations Scheduling Services

New York City<br style='line-height:2px'>MTA Bridges and Tunnels

HAKS is providing Construction Management and Inspection services to MTA Bridges and Tunnels for switchgear and power distribution system replacements at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel). The $40 million project involves electric switchgear and power distribution for four tunnel blower/vent buildings—Manhattan Blower Building, Governors Island Blower Building, Brooklyn Blower Building, and Manhattan Underground Exhaust Building. The project is not interrupting occupant activities or tunnel control systems. 

Services include scheduling; inspection of maintenance and protection of traffic; asbestos, lead and PCB abatement; shop drawing review; payments; work orders; material approvals; and project closeout. HAKS conducted a preconstruction investigation survey and drafted a constructability report based on that survey, highlighting significant deterioration or other irregularities not previously addressed in the design documents. We are using an integrated approach to work with MTA Bridges and Tunnels, representing its interests in the project’s execution and meeting all established goals for schedule, quality, and budget. 

When the tunnel opened in 1950, it was the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in North America, measuring 1.7 miles long between portals, and it remains the longest tunnel in North America. Currently, it carries approximately 60,000 vehicles per day between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Scheduling services include: reviewing and recommending approval/revision/rejection of the contractor’s baseline schedule in accordance with the Critical Path Method and monitoring work activities to ensure that they meet project milestones.  HAKS is also developing schedule analysis reports to advise MTA Bridges and Tunnels of the project status. Monthly meetings are conducted, including a four-week look-ahead, to ensure that the schedule is updated, critical path items are progressing, and problems or delays are mitigated. 

HAKS also analyzes the cause of delays; highlights schedule risks and opportunities; and performs a thorough review of contractor delay claims with recommendations for necessary time extensions.