General Contracting
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Philadelphia, PA

taskerInnova Services Corporation was hired to complete the Capital Needs Assessment and Multifamily Energy Audit as well as to be the General Contractor for this 28 unit preservation project. The initial project budget was $2,045,000 and improvements included the renovation of all units including the reconfiguration of two 1 bedroom units to achieve handicap accessibility, new kitchens, replacement of HVAC systems and water heaters, flooring, interior and exterior doors, plumbing fixtures, paint, and installation of a closet/mechanicals to provide in-unit washers and dryers to the residents. Innova also helped develop scope to perform structural repair of wall systems that saw the degradation of framing members due to previously insufficient water management strategies at below-grade framed walls as well as detailing stucco wall repairs to allow for better drainage at the base of exterior walls. The project also included the construction of a new community room/management office addition powered by Photovoltaics. The apartment units and the original tax credit funded construction, over 20 years ago, did not have the benefit of current techniques for moisture mitigation or energy efficiency. Innova completed the renovation on schedule while keeping existing residents on site during the construction process by moving tenants from unimproved units to improved ones as the project progressed. A number of obstacles were discovered during demolition including structural issues, termite damage, and moisture damage, which Innova was able to negotiate successfully within the project schedule and budget.

Tags: General Contracting, Philadelphia, Occupied Rehab, Capital Improvements, Needs Assessments

Camden, NJ

kairosThis collection of ten (10) rowhomes in Camden, NJ required substantial rehab, ranging from 50% joist replacement to full gut rehab, new interior wall framing throughout, and exterior wall foundation and reconstruction at two units. Innova contracted directly with subcontractors to perform clearly defined scopes of work and ensure accurate project completion. Additionally, Innova utilized its experience to create a design-build MEP system that would meet Energy Star standards, and coordinated Section 3 and Certified payroll reporting. In its capacity as an Energy Star Rater, Innova performed design and specification review, tailored the scope to ensure compliance with Energy Star standards and performed the necessary quality control inspections and energy modeling to determine the estimated energy usage of the proposed design. Additionally, Innova generated a marketing handout to distribute to potential homeowners to promote sales of the completed homes.

Tags: General Contracting, Camden, Occupied Rehab, Capital Improvements, Needs Assessments

Philadelphia, PA

kairosThis 4-story 52-unit occupied shelter for homeless men and women, located on a major thoroughfare in Philadelphia, required emergency flood damage control and oversight of remediation efforts. Upon completion of water remediation, Innova developed a Needs Assessment and delineated the scopes of work between flood damage repair and anticipated interior renovations. Innova was engaged as the General Contractor for all interior/exterior renovations and ADA upgrades. Close coordination and scheduling between Owner, Occupants and General Contractor was imperative for the on-time and under-budget completion of this project which included the reconfiguration of Common Areas for accessible entry and egress and the creation of accessible living quarters and bathing facilities. All of the occupied units were renovated with new Energy Star lighting, luxury plank flooring, stair treads, and new finishes throughout. A state-of-the-art security system was also installed. Innova's design-build, low energy heating equipment in conjunction with spray foam installation and attention to air sealing details allowed for the original architecturally significant windows and mass stone wall systems to remain undisturbed while creating a thermally efficient enclosure.

Tags: General Contracting, Philadelphia, Occupied Rehab, Capital Improvements, Needs Assessments

Philadelphia, PA

kairosInnova was hired as the General Contractor to perform renovations to this occupied 40-unit, 3-story shelter for homeless men. Innova's proven record of successful completion of time-sensitive projects with multiple unforeseen conditions proved invaluable in a project with expanding scope and a fixed deadline. The existing dormitory living quarters were upgraded to include a fully functional Bathing Suite featuring controlled-flow private shower stalls, durable low flow plumbing fixtures, maintenance-friendly wall and floor finishes, timer-controlled Energy Star lighting fixtures, and efficient HVAC supply and exhaust systems capable of maintaining proper tempered interior air quality and the exchanges rates required for high occupancy communal areas with high humidity and moisture. Innova exceeded Owner requirements for completion of phased living quarter turnover and provided additional storage areas for each occupant by utilizing previously unfinished floor space.

Tags: General Contracting, Philadelphia, Occupied Rehab, Capital Improvements

Wilkes Barre, PA

academyInnova developed and implemented the two-phase work plan for a comprehensive suite of energy efficiency retrofits and major capital improvements at this townhome and apartment rental development. Innova performed the energy audit, developed mechanical, electrical, and design-build work scopes, procured the contractors and served as the Project Manager for both phases of the work, which took place while the units were occupied. The energy retrofit work included replacing electric baseboard heaters and sleeve air conditioners with Energy Star heat pump systems, and the upgrade and repair of unit ventilation. Innova discovered that moist warm air from the bathroom exhausts was being directed to the poorly ventilated roof cavity, causing premature rotting of the buildings' wood siding from within. The capital improvement phase of the project included the replacement of windows and the repair and restoration of the 1970s era T-111 wood siding with a water-managed fiber cement panel retrofit.

Tags: General Contracting, Pennsylvania, Affordable, Capital Improvements, Needs Assessments

Trenton, NJ

academyThis 40 unit historic affordable housing development was last renovated in the 1980's and required significant capital improvements. Innova performed a unit-by-unit comprehensive needs assessment and, using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, performed the renovations of the development while the units remained occupied. Innova organized a seamless staging of work, to keep the project on track, despite historic requirements and structural failures encountered along the way.

Tags: General Contracting, New Jersey, Historic, Affordable, Capital Improvements, Needs Assessments

 

Mt. Pocono, PA

limekilnThis 40 unit affordable housing development was built in 1986 using low income tax credit financing.  The building had not undergone significant renovation since it was placed in service.  Innova performed a Capital Needs Assessment and assisted the architect and developer in creating a successful application for Pennsylvania’s Preservation Tax Credit Set-Aside.  As General Contractor, Innova renovated all units with residents in place, including the replacement of electric baseboard heating with Energy Star split systems, new kitchens, bath fixtures, the new construction of an elevator and new community room addition, and a new water service from a distant public main.

Tags: General Contracting, Pennsylvania, Tax Credit, Affordable, Occupied Renovations, Needs Assessments

 

Chester, PA

jefferis squareThis 36 unit affordable housing development was a combination of a rehabilitated school and newly constructed townhouses and flats, developed in the late 1990s. Innova performed a Capital Needs Assessment and assisted the architect and developer in creating a successful application for Pennsylvania’s Preservation Tax Credit Set-Aside.  As General Contractor, Innova renovated all units with residents in place, including the replacement of kitchens, HVAC and life safety systems, flooring, bath fixtures and the construction of a new community room with accessible access below grade.

Tags: General Contracting, Pennsylvania, Tax Credit, Affordable, Occupied Renovations, Needs Assessments

 

Erie, PA

tullioThis 112-unit historic hotel-to-apartment conversion in downtown Erie was last renovated in the late 1980's using Low Income Housing Tax Credit financing. Innova performed a Capital Needs Assessment on the building, offering the new owners a comprehensive analysis of the building and its systems. The Needs Assessment included a 20-year life cycle analysis of all major components and finishes to support a successful application to PHFA for tax credit financing. Innova performed the renovations, which included masonry restoration, kitchen replacements, lighting and electrical device replacement, complete renovations to 4 accessible apartments, and an Innova-designed efficiency modification to the building's 80-year-old steam plant.

Tags: General Contracting, Pennsylvania, Historic, Tax Credit, Affordable, Occupied Renovations, Needs Assessments