Building Demolition ?Brunswick
(Maine) Naval Air Station
Landfill cap, new landscaping/
ball fields - Portsmouth Navy Base
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We have recently completed a very successful, high-visibility project for the National Park Service. Please review the project summary for this project which follows.
Castle Williams ?Governors Island National Monument
Total Contract Value: $ 4,885,015.00
USA Environmental Management, Inc. was awarded and recently completed a very successful contract to perform hazardous materials abatement and structural stabilization of a historic structure named Castle Williams located on Governors Island National Monument in New York for the Department of the Interior ?National Park Service.
Governors Island is a large island area located off the southern tip of Manhattan, New York between Brooklyn and Manhattan. This entire island has been designated a National Historic Monument by the Department of the Interior ?National Park Service. Castle Williams is a very significant registered national historic structure constructed between 1807 and 1811. It served for over 100 years as a military prison beginning in the 1860s. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing structure to a National Landmark District.
The primary purpose of this project was to perform the abatement of hazardous materials (namely asbestos-containing materials/debris and lead-based paint/debris) from the interior portions of the building. In addition, various masonry and selective structural repairs were accomplished around the interior courtyard and exterior elevations of the structure as well as specific areas within the building itself. The masonry restoration work included the complete replacement of numerous sandstone elements and the historic re-pointing of the entire exterior of the structure. Partial roof replacement was also required to accommodate the removal, restoration and re-installation of the existing historic metal rooftop railing elements. Work also involved life safety improvements which included the installation of a new lighting system and fire alarm system.
As a result of the location of the building being on an island, careful coordination of access and scheduling was extremely important. Access to the island was via the Governors Island ferry exclusively. Use of the ferry for equipment and vehicles for delivery to the project site had to be scheduled 48 hours in advance.