NYC EDC “Build it back” CDBG-DR Funded Architectural Scoping Services

NYC EDC “Build it back” CDBG-DR Funded Architectural Scoping Services photo

Institute for Building Technologies & Safety (IBTS)


New York, New York





Hurricane Sandy impacted approximately 64,000 residential buildings in New York City including 17,000 single family dwellings (one and two family buildings). The City launched a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to provide financial assistance to impacted homeowners for residential repairs. As part of this program, the City is conducting detailed assessments of damaged homes and creating Work Orders for distribution to participating General Contractors. This Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is supporting this portion of the Build it Back Program for the New York City Housing Recovery Office (HRO). This contract focuses on pre-construction services to provide architectural support for the home assessment program.

The City anticipates that approximately 8,000 to 10,000 will require preparation of a detailed scoping document (Work Order) describing home damage. Most homes that enter this program, will have sustained less than 50% physical damage based on the pre-storm fair market value of the home. A small percentage of homes will have received greater than 50% damage and will require the home to be raised.

Contract responsibilities include creating comprehensive work order packages and cost estimates of qualifying home repairs consistent with Federal, State and local requirements. The scoping documents for each home will include a list of unit price quantities, general floor plans of flood damaged areas, simple floor plan and elevation drawings of kitchen and bathroom repairs, a photographic inventory of the existing conditions, and general notes on hazardous mitigation requirements.

CSA is one of several subcontractors on the IBTS team providing engineering support for assessment of various homes in all boroughs also includes scope development, opinion of probable cost and in some cases fire protection sprinkler design on assigned work orders involving approximately 1900 homes.

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