Superstorm Sandy Response 2012-2013

New York Rapid City Repairs Program


In late 2012, Superstorm Sandy made a devastating impact on the northeastern United States, including much of New York City. In an effort to assist affected residents to shelter-in-place during the winter months, the City and FEMA instituted the Rapid Repairs Program. The Program promoted the immediate emergency repairs of homes, which mitigated homeowner displacement and provided the necessary work to allow for continued residency until permanent repairs could be made.

SLS was engaged by the City as one of several prime contractors to perform these repairs, concentrating on homes throughout Staten Island and Queens (Broad Channel). Tasks included demolition, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and electrical repairs necessary to allow for safe and stabilized occupancy for residents. The work was performed in approximately five months following the storm, with an average of 30 homes worked on per day under very challenging weather, geographic and logistical conditions.

Working under City staff and program manager CB&I, SLS employed the services of approximately 45 union and non-union subcontractors, with over 320 personnel engaged in the project. Work was executed seven days a week, 18 hours per day under highly accelerated time-frames and performance standards.

Project Specs:

Location: New York, New York

Client: New York Department of Environmental Protection

Type: FEMA/New York City

Value: $90 Million

Units:: 2100+ Homes