The Capital Master Plan (CMP) is a project for the renovation of the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) complex in New York which is scheduled to take place over a five year construction period. The purpose of the refurbishment is to bring the facility into compliance with local building codes and standards, replace deteriorated building components and systems, preserve the architectural integrity and original design of this historic complex, enable the complex to be operated in accordance with current principles of energy conservation, sustainability and efficiency and to create a dignified and appropriate environment for the work of the United Nations in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. (Also see Capital Master Plan web site for more information about CMP).
The United Nations has selected Skanska USA Building Inc., a subsidiary of Skanska AB, Stockholm, Sweden, as Preconstruction Services Manager for the CMP. The Preconstruction Phase Services Agreement was signed in New York in July 2007. This Preconstruction Phase will last up to 18 months. During that time, Skanska will review the current design drawings of the CMP for constructability, value engineering and for cost-saving opportunities and will advise the United Nations accordingly. During the Preconstruction Phase major construction work will commence for the North Lawn Conference Building and for the fit-out of office and library swing space. During Preconstruction and the later construction phases, Skanska is expected to conclude appointments with a wide range of construction trade contractors.
If you are interested in procurement opportunities with Skanska for CMP projects, click here for Skanska's United Nations Capital Master Plan Subcontractor Website.