This division has filled a niche in the organization for the general contracting of projects from $10,000 to $2,000,000, which are performed in-house. The Construction Services Division implements a variety of City projects through the teamwork of the various Divisions of Public Works, utilizing its equipment to accomplish tasks in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. This Division also uses our low bid, on-call contractors to perform projects or a combination of City crews and on-call contractors. The Construction Services Division works on implementing a variety of projects; such as road rehabilitation, bridge construction, building renovations, drainage and the construction management of large City projects.
The Division includes two Construction Managers and an Assistant Construction Manager, priding ourselves on completing our projects on time and within budget. Each of the Division’s Construction Managers has over twenty years’ experience in the construction industry, trades, and public works projects.
Road opening permits are also issued through the Construction Services Division. There was an increase over the previous year to 218, generating permit fees in the amount of $15,015.00 and $380,050.00 in Highway Bonds. The permitting process requires coordination and teamwork and has many facets; certificates of occupancy inspections, infrastructure inspections for roads, sidewalks and driveways. This Division also managed the bond requirements for street opening permits.
Construction Services administrating, managing and inspecting the Westville Avenue Improvements Project funded through a CDBG grant & loan. The project was a difficult undertaking in an inner city neighborhood with an 80 year old infrastructure. The project was completed on schedule and within budget. The project enhances the neighborhood with new sidewalks, curbing and drainage. The street has taken on a beautiful and complete new look. The Westville Avenue Improvements Project was designed in-house by the City of Danbury Engineering Division and is another example of the Public Works team in-house professionalism, which results in reduced spending on outside consultants and resulting in a significant savings to the city.
Construction Services completed the emergency deck repairs to the Kenosia Avenue Bridge / Kenosia Lake presently. Using our in house resources Construction Services contracted with one of our on-call structural engineers RHS Consulting Engineers for the repair design. The project was completed on schedule and within budget with zero changes.
The Reservoir Street Bridge Improvement Project was completed ahead of schedule. The contractor mobilized to start the project on April 2, 2018. The project was completed in 6 weeks with minimal impact on traffic. The project was administrated by the Construction Services Division.
Construction Services is the Program Manager / Administrator for the Danbury High School Addition and Related Improvements Projects. Working with the Director of Public Works/City Engineer, the project Phases 1 – 6 are substantially complete.
Construction Services completed the construction of the Soldiers’ Park and Memorial Park and Heritage Walk. Again, Construction Services managed construction of the parks and were completed on schedule and within budget.
Construction Services facilitated and managed all of the city right of way work for the expansion of the Enbridge Algonquin Natural Gas Pipeline. There was extensive work performed in the city right of way and across city streets which required specialized inspection. Constant oversight was needed. This work was performed in-house by staff
In the future, the Division looks forward to being a successful part of the Director’s continuing initiative of performing more in-house work and to continuing the development of our ability to complete in-house management of infrastructure and capital improvement projects. In-house management of projects translates into the savings of tax dollars. We look forward to the continued development of this division and proudly serve as part of the Public Works Department.