1: Meet a budget demand
in a moderate income 60 plus unit housing rehabilitation project without
changing the physical look of the job.
Keen budget control; reconfigure all
phases of the work for an on-time start and finish; find and implement
solutions without cutting corners or quality.
The scope of this project was vast. Staging the phased rehabilitation of
more than 60 moderate income housing units across four inner city
scattered sites known as the Danube Project. The actual work varied site
to site. As the building owner/manager admitted, “Our
buildings were not in as good a shape as they should have been and
compliance codes kept increasing.”
And the added
pressure to meet the budget demand did not make this HUD job any easier.
Kumins tackled the budget issues head on by reconfiguring the phasing
schedule for a better job flow and finding competitive sources for some
of the building materials. Kumins Principal, Rod Gilbert, was on site
every day and according to Martha Abrams Bell, Vice President, Abrams
Management Company, “Kumins subs were there
when he said they would be, which was absolutely critical.”
The work on this project included various types of exterior and interior
repairs; removing lead paint and asbestos; install fire alarms, help
call buttons and other safety devices; install wheelchair access and
outfit new handicap units to conform to ADA guidelines and facilitate
the independence and mobility of wheelchair tenants.