LocationNew York, New York
General ScopeBuilding Code Analysis, Due Diligence, Fire/Life Safety Systems, Fast-Tracked Multi-Phased Municipal Permit Filings, Signoff Coordination and Certificate Of Occupancy Services.
A world-class medical center, located in the heart of Manhattan with a growing outpatient network, sought a building code consultant that would enable them to remain the nation’s number one hospital in overall safety while undergoing major transformations to the medical center’s facilities. As a leader in building code compliance and municipal permitting, Milrose Consultants was retained to take the lead and streamline the municipal approval process.
Since several of the hospital floors are to remain occupied during construction, we created multiple filing packages to allow the hospital to maintain a safe path of egress while sustaining operations and life safety for patients and staff.
Milrose proactively identified a critical path for the filing of the phases and immediately placed it into action. Upon award, Milrose worked with the Design team and the hospital’s Design & Construction teams to identify the full project scope, phasing and egress restrictions. We then conducted extensive research on the property to detect any outstanding open applications that could delay the Certificate of Occupancy process. After identifying long lead items at project on-set, we scheduled pre-consultation meetings with the Department of Buildings, Construction Division, and Plumbing Divisions to determine a filing strategy that would allow us to overcome obstacles and meet our client’s needs. Additionally, four months prior to the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) deadline, we provided all stakeholders with a checklist and tactical guidance needed to secure a TCO and guided the client through an efficient filing process.
Based on Milrose's extensive knowledge of municipal compliance, Milrose was able to suggest and successfully implement a compliance path using a more traditional and less cumbersome approval process thereby saving months in the construction schedule for the client's vertical circulation project. This time savings resulted in a significant overhead reduction and also compressed the fulfillment schedule of the overall project. Proper planning also enabled us to secure the TCOs on time which enabled the hospital to move forward with obtaining the critical approvals administered by the Department of Health.