Columbia Gas announced it is leveraging the industry expertise of GRS to provide disaster recovery and reconstruction services to support the continued recovery efforts in the Greater Lawrence area.
GRS and its partners bring extensive experience in assessment, remediation and reconstruction, and have managed recovery and reconstruction efforts following Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and post-9/11 clean-up efforts in New York in addition to other hurricanes and disasters.
GRS is utilizing hundreds of qualified local plumbers and electricians. As the restoration phase ramps up, additional plumbers will be brought on to meet the service restoration schedule. In addition, GRS will utilize its engineering and environmental teams to assist in the work.
Tom Laird, executive vice president of GRS, said in support of the partnership, “This effort utilizes a well-trained workforce that will help to get the communities, homes, and businesses back on line efficiently and safely while creating opportunities for our local trades and contractors.
“With their extensive experience in disaster mitigation, I am confident that GRS will contribute greatly to delivering on our overall mission and recovery efforts,” said Joe Albanese, Chief Recovery Officer for the project.
GRS delivers a single-source approach for reconstruction after disaster strikes. This collaborative service model maximizes owner control over restoration scope, costs and schedule while seeking to minimize conflicts with property insurance settlements. GRS is a partnership of Gilbane Building Company, DND Construction Services and Halliwell Engineering Associates. GRS partners have worked extensively throughout the Bay State, across the country, and internationally.
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GRS Team Member Disaster Recovery Projects Include:
Massive restoration effort of an 18-block underground system of building spaces, parking structures, tunnels and mechanicals for Houston First. More than 500 people working virtually around the clock over a four-month period.
Restoration efforts in a number of New York City boroughs and New Jersey neighborhoods as a result of extensive surge flooding damage to homes and businesses. Efforts were undertaken on behalf of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection for the Rapid Repairs Program in New York and the NJ Department of Community Affairs for reconstruction work in New Jersey.