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Navillus began work on the World Trade Center Memorial, they have brought with them to the project an element of efficiency. This aided in pushing all other trades along and helped keep the project on track." The project is far from the only high- profile work for Navillus, which will have its work featured in a History Channel documentary examining how concrete is poured in high- rise structures in New York City. Crews filmed work done by the firm at 400 Fifth Avenue, a 65- story 600,000- square- foot high- rise structure that will house the Setai Hotel and was one of the few Manhattan high- rise projects on which work continued unabated through the recession. Innovation continues to be part of the Navillus DNA. Some of the firsts that Navillus can claim include being the first in New York to utilize premix mortars in the 1990s, in some instances installing silos on job sites to store the material. Navillus remains one of Spec- Mix/ QuickCrete's largest customers in the New York area. The company has also been innovative in its approach to safety, having been commended by the New York City Department of Buildings for being the first in the city to introduce the Doka Formwork " cocoon" system, Children's Museum earned it a special " Green Award" during the annual Spectrum Awards ceremony, one of several recognitions the firm's work has garnered over the years. The most recent and prestigious award was presented to Navillus for its concrete superstructure work at 785 Eighth Avenue, from the Concrete Industry Board. The company's work also graces a number of New York City landmarks, from Madison Square Garden to the US Tennis Association's National Tennis Center in Queens to the Apple Flagship Store in Manhattan. As it expanded from tile into other phases of construction work, Navillus became a go- to contractor for many of the agencies in the New York City area, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City School Construction Authority, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority, as well as others. For Navillus, a quality contractor is king, but that includes more than just the appearance and durability of the finished product. " To us, a big piece of quality contracting is meeting our schedule," says Donal O'Sullivan, now president of Navillus. " Maintaining schedules and living up to our commitments has been a very large piece of our success. If we make commitments, we'll honor them, even if it takes working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our own dime." Speed has been a key factor on some past Navillus projects, such as the $ 8 million worth of concrete, stone and tile installed during the renovation of the Flushing, Lexington and Shuttle subway lines at Grand Central Station. Over the course of four years, Navillus completed its work, installing 4,000 cubic yards of concrete over 200,000 square feet of wall tile, decorative mosaics and granite- all of it done during brief weekend shutdowns of the platforms. Its reputation for being able to keep projects on schedule helped land Navillus one of its largest and most high- profile projects to date. Currently, Navillus is performing the largest single contract awarded by the Port Authority on the World Trade Center Memorial project in Lower Manhattan. O'Sullivan says Navillus was invited to bid on the project by Bovis and earned a contract that calls for it to continue to work up to and beyond the planned opening of the structure on the 10- year anniversary, September 11, 2011. The work has gone smoothly and is 50 percent complete, says O'Sullivan. " Due to the complexity of this project, there has, and continues to be, a lot of coordination between all parties, and like a lot of our projects, the concrete operation is a key factor in maintaining the project schedule," O'Sullivan says. " The Port Authority will agree that since Navillus Contracting DECEMBER 09 www. bus- ex. com 109

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