NYCSCA Construction Management Emergency Response Program

Preparing, Responding, and Providing the Framework to Keep Students and Staff Safe


New York City, NY


New York City School Construction Authority

Project Cost

$700+ million


Under seven consecutive on-call contracts, LiRo has managed and coordinated, on a task order basis, the construction responses to the critical and urgent construction needs for the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA). LiRo has consistently demonstrated our ability to execute and complete concurrent, large and small projects, on a highly expedited and timely basis. To date, over $700 million of on-call work has been completed comprising of close to 1,000 projects.

About the Project

Recent critical projects implemented under this program have included, the restructuring of six schools to provide labs in 70 days, approximate construction value $60 million. The extensive Sandy Recovery and Response Program at over 30 schools; over 30 light fixtures replacements and energy upgrade projects; the expedited construction for the Eagle Academy Queens; the construction of 15 new Universal Pre-Kindergartens; the new boiler plant at Metropolitan High School; installation of new chillers at PS-198 Queens; athletic field renovations at Beach Channel High School; new Health Clinic; and playground reconstruction. LiRo provided emergency response services at JFK High School for a gas explosion and stabilized the school for the September opening in 12 days. An additional emergency response was providing services for an electrical explosion at Washington Irving High School, by replacing the entire electrical system including the primary and secondary feeders. Other urgent needs have entailed major interior renovations, exterior rehabilitation, emergency stabilization, electrical, fire alarm and heating plant upgrades, installations of temporary boilers, and sitework including the installation of sidewalk sheds and safety netting.


The wide range of projects implemented under this program have included new construction, restorations, and rehabilitations to immediately address deteriorating conditions and potentially hazardous environments encountered at schools throughout the five boroughs. LiRo has successfully completed these assignments in a highly expedited manner, on or under budget, without impact to school operations and in time for school openings. LiRo personnel have been available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to respond to the NYCSCA’s needs. Upon contact from an authorized SCA representative, we immediately mobilize personnel and meet on-site with the SCA and school facility staff, assess conditions, develop, and implement construction strategies to address particular project needs.


Program & Construction Management
Disaster Preparedness & Response Services


Disaster Recovery