RCI is proud to announce our recent projects with the NY state government: The Port of Albany wind tower manufacturing facility, the Buffalo Bills stadium, and Wadsworth lab and research center.
The Port of Albany
The Port of Albany has selected Gilbane Building Company, a family-owned construction management company that has delivered construction services in New York State for clients across multiple market sectors, to serve as its owner’s representative to oversee construction, testing and inspections of a $350 million-plus wind tower manufacturing facility on the Hudson River. The wind turbine manufacturing hub will not only be the first of its kind in the United States, but it will support New York State’s growth towards becoming a clean energy economy.
In addition, the port commission voted to award a $5.6 million contract to Hudson Meridian and a $268,000 contract to Gilbane Inc. of Albany to put bid packages together and help the port comply with requirements for funding and working with minority and women-owned business enterprises. Gilbane will also help the port develop a competitive guaranteed maximum price for the factory construction. The offshore wind tower manufacturing facility will operate from a five-building complex to be constructed on roughly 100 acres at the south end of the 400-acre Hudson River port.
After months of negotiating, an agreement has been reached between the state of New York, Erie County and the Buffalo Bills on a $1.4 billion stadium deal that will keep the team in Western New York for 30 years and represents the largest-ever tax-funded NFL stadium. Populous, a Kansas City based architecture firm, was hired by the Bills to design the stadium. Construction for the stadium is set to begin Spring 2023 with it set to open in time for the 2026 season creating 10,000 union jobs. The new stadium will be built across the street from the current one in Orchard and have a capacity of at least 60,000 people which doesn’t include the standing-room section that will hold up to an estimate 5,000 people.
The Wadsworth Center has developed into the largest and most diverse public health laboratory in the United States. While the pandemic raged, Wadsworth was at the forefront of COVID research. Due to budget and economic problems, the state had to cut the project out from last year’s budget but now that the state has received billions of dollars in federal pandemic aid, the project can continue. Gilbane and Turner, two national construction firms, and HOK, an architecture firm in St. Louis, won the contract to design and construct the lab. This new $750 million Wadsworth public health lab and research center development will help serve New York State’s public health needs.
Our RCI team have more than 30 years of experience and have monitored projects covering billions of dollars of costs. We are happy to provide integrity monitoring, municipal project compliance, privately funded project compliance, damage calculations, and resident and zip code analysis services. Contact Brian Sanvidge for more information.