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Asian subcontractors hired at Foley Square Courthouse.

Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc. (LMB), an international construction management firm, awarded three contracts to Asian construction firms to perform work for the new U.S. Federal Courthouse at Foley Square in New York City.

David Lee of Lee & Liang Construction Inc. of New York, New York, was awarded the temporary protection contract to provide safety protection for ongoing construction work on the lower floors of the Foley Square Courthouse. The contract, valued at $62,000, will employ two to four carpenters until Nov. 1, 1992. Lee is also bidding on the remainder of the temporary protection package with a joint venture partner.

In addition, Lee & Liang Construction Inc. was awarded the ground floor exterior wall blockwork for the courthouse. The work involves approximately 14,000 square feet of heavily reinforced blockwork designed to seismic level 2A standards: The contract, valued at $185,000 will employ approximately eight masons and six laborers for two months.

Eugene Wong of Steel-Towne Sheet Metal of Brooklyn, New York, was awarded a contract for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning work for the Foley Square Courthouse. The contract, in the amount of $105,000, is to furnish and install the entire system of interior toilet exhaust duct work. The work includes engineering shop drawings, shop fabrication and field installation of sheet metal system. The project will employ six laborers and technicians.

LMB is construction manager for core and shell for the Foley Square Courthouse, which is being developed for the U.S. General Services Administration by BPT Properties Foley Square L.P., a partnership of Bechtel Investment Realty and The Park Tower Group.

To date the U.S. Courthouse project team has awarded a total of $550,000 in contracts to the Asian Community.

Hong W. Van, senior project EEO administrator for LMB, is responsible for implementing and monitoring the firm's EEO program for the new courthouse. The EEO program includes community outreach efforts to help the community's small businesses and small disadvantaged businesses obtain contracts for the project. Van has organized LMB-sponsored job fairs and seminars where local business groups have been instructed in the federal procurement and bidding process in order to facilitate their participation in the project.
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Title Annotation:Asian construction firms retained for work on U.S. Federal Courthouse in New York, New York
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Oct 28, 1992
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