Tocci Building Corporation turns over Harmon Cove project to owners and property managers.
Harmon Cove, also known as Osprey Cove, is located in Secaucus, New Jersey with fantastic views of the Meadowlands and New York City. The building consists of 116 residential units with a fitness area, lounge, bicycle storage, and onsite leasing office. The project was delivered on time and under budget, with finishes and quality standards far above normal for area rentals. The units have granite countertops, hardwood floors, built-in wall speakers, and gourmet kitchens with high-end cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms feature decorative tiled shower stalls with frameless shower doors, vanities to match the kitchen cabinets, and black granite counters. The lounge has wall-to-wall bamboo paneling – keeping the sustainable intentions of the project. Concrete countertops and a stainless steel gas fireplace create a sleek modern lounge. The entire building helps encourage community, rather than simply supplying a place to sleep. In keeping up with the American love for pets, the project is deemed pet friendly and includes a park and dog run.
Using Building Information Modeling, Tocci modeled the building systems before all interior shop drawings were submitted. This resulted in cost and time savings since the truss design had to be changed and mechanical systems adjusted. Tocci also worked closely with energy experts before purchasing the insulation package to ensure meeting Energy Star and LEED goals. During this process, Tocci consulted subcontractors and energy experts to find the most cost-effective ways of achieving Harmon Cove’s sustainability goals.
Late in the project, a unique challenge came from the news corporation located next door. Radio frequencies emitted set off the fire alarm. The subcontractor spent many late nights problem-solving to enable the fire alarm to operate flawlessly without interference.
Tocci delivered model units and common spaces two months before the contract completion date. Consequently, the leasing team began leasing during the finish and punch list portions of the project. Harmon Cove’s desirable location combined with early leasing led to the building being 50% leased, as the last units were delivered to the owners.
The project team was from all corners of the country. The architect was from Atlanta, the interior designers were from Chicago, the HVAC modelers worked out of California, and the energy consultants were out of New York City. Everyone worked together using programs like WebEx to display documents to discuss and solve problems. Tocci’s field staff and key subcontractors worked tirelessly to preserve the schedule and ensure the timely completion of this project.