d'Escoto Inc

Cost Estimating

Public Housing Renovation and ADA Conversion of Scattered Sites

Chicago Housing Authority


Public Housing Renovation and ADA Conversion of Scattered Sites

Project Description

As part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) “Plan for Transformation” approximately 2,000 units scattered throughout the City of Chicago were selected to be fully renovated or made ready to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for the lower income community. These properties were all located within existing buildings and each property was unique. Upon completion of this project over 150 units were successfully rehabbed to meet ADA and HUD compliance standards and became completely accessible.

d’Escoto, Inc.’s Role

Our scope of services included providing project management, cost controls, estimating, scheduling, monitoring, reporting and administration of the program. The field team provided leadership and coordination with bid package compilation, review and recommendations of bids, and field construction supervision. The project management team oversaw all work and ensured that work was completed in a satisfactory manner, on schedule and within budget. Additional duties included acting as a liaison with the CHA, tenants and property managers.

Innovative Solutions:

With the large number of units and stakeholders involved, coordination and communication were critical in order for d’Escoto to deliver a successful project to the CHA. We had individuals dedicated to record keeping and document controls so that at any time we could provide the CHA with the status of the program.