M.C. Avino’s clients know they can come to us when all else fails.Northport Yacht Club’s building had been built right after WWII with surplus materials and member labor.The clubhouse was overdue for a facelift.However, the club had two (2) problems that threatened to derail the project – an impossible schedule and a tight budget. Due to its full catering calendar, the club could not be closed other than February and March.Because of the time constraints, all of the quotes from contractors had come in substantially higher then the club’s budget.The club asked M.C. Avino to act as a Construction Manager.
During several meetings, M.C. Avino met with the club’s architect and the management to understand the club’s constraints.A plan was developed which would only shut down the club for an eight (8) week period in February - March.Before the shut down, the new weather-tight shell would be built over the old structure.As soon as the club shut down the building, the interior would be demolished and the Dining Room taken down down to the deck.Construction could then focus on completing the interior in time for reopening.As soon as the interior was finished and winter weather abated, the exterior would be finished.
New Club House - Northport Yacht Club
M.C. Avino, Inc. then interviewed subcontractors, explained the conditions and plan in detail, selected the best of the subs and negotiated the best deals.To further ensure the project went as planned, we put an experienced full-time super on the jobsite. Despite a severe winter and the usual changes, the Club was opened on time.The exterior was finished three (3) months later.The final price tag with changes and extras was much less than any contractor quote.The club’s architect, Frank Gesualdo, said, “M.C. Avino came to us with an aggressive plan that fit the client’s needs, if everything went right.In spite of change orders by the client and bad weather, M.C. Avino, Inc. succeeded.I don’t know of another construction manager that could have pulled it off.”
Huntington Artifical Kidney Center
Huntington Artificial Kidney Center was in need of a complete interior renovation.Since the dialysis center ran six (6) days a week, 16 hrs. per day, their operation could not be disturbed.Obviously, any construction could not contaminate the facility’s hygienic environment or have an impact on patient comfort.
To live within those constraints, the project was broken into several phases.Several months into the project, the Owners decided they needed the floor space occupied by the existing mechanical equipment room.M.C. Avino, Inc. installed new rooftop equipment and some temporary ducts.The new equipment was brought online on a Sunday with no disruption to the facility.
New Artificial Kidney Center
Huntington Artificial Kidney Center Facility Manager, Phil Vacchiano said of M.C. Avino’s performance, “Your job super and crew did an excellent job for HAKC.The nurses and patients love their new, modern clinic – even the Dept. of Health was impressed.”
Advest offices before M.C. Avino
Some projects have to be done ... right NOW.The brokerage firm of Advest, Inc. wanted to take advantage of a limited window of opportunity.They had leased office space in the resort town of Southampton.Advest’s goal was to open the office by April 1st in time for the summer social season.Their problem was that the building’s interior and concrete floor slab had previously been torn out.
Advest offices after M.C. Avino
M.C. Avino, Inc. saw the project as technically simple since we were starting out with an essentially clean slate.However, we knew there was a lot of work to be done in the short four month time frame.Our Project Manager sat down with planning software and in two days came up with a realistic Critical Path Schedule.From that point, it was a matter of getting subs to commit to the schedule and staying on top of all the details. The project was completed and a Certificate of Occupancy issued on March 13th.
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