Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) -
construction SERVICES

Purpose

DASNY offers a full range of design and construction project management services, acting as the customer’s agent to protect their interests during the pre-design, design and construction phases of a project. Through its architects, engineers, construction project managers and field representatives DASNY is able to manage the pre-design, design and construction phases of a project. These staff members serve as the primary customer contact throughout the project and are the contact points for the consultants and contractors engaged by DASNY to design and construct the project. They are also supported by other units within DASNY’s Construction Division including Code Enforcement, Environmental Services, Commissioning, Procurement and Project Controls to help deliver a successful project.

DASNY’s construction-related services include planning, budgeting, scheduling design review, code enforcement, asbestos abatement and environmental management, procurement and construction project management services for various customers and building types. The expertise of DASNY engineers, architects and specialists is used throughout project development. Full service projects are those where DASNY procures and holds the various construction contracts, manages the design professional’s activities, coordinates all the construction/trades and frequently purchases the interior furnishings. All work undertaken by DASNY will set specific goals for increased sustainability, and any project that can make use of one of the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems will be registered with LEED by DASNY, track and document the established goals, and submit for a third party rating review, with a goal of LEED Silver rating or better.  In addition, DASNY provides on-site representation through its Field Representatives and office support at the site. Modified service projects are similar in nature in terms of design and construction management; however DASNY does not procure the consultants and contractors and does not hold their contracts. Customers may chose from either option or use select services as needed.

DASNY (Dormitory Authority of the State of New York) is one of the largest public financing and public construction authorities in the nation. Originally created to finance and build dormitories for the state’s teachers’ colleges, DASNY is now authorized to issue bonds and to provide comprehensive construction services for a large group of clients. DASNY’s construction portfolio includes new construction and renovation projects for pubic clients in higher education, health care and court administration and other specifically authorized projects. DASNY issues bonds for private not-for-profit educational and health care clients and to  support the financing needs of certain State programs administered by the Department of Health, the Department of Education, the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and certain economic development programs.

Eligibility 

DASNY is a public benefit corporation of the State of New York empowered DASNY to provide services in connection with the design, construction and financing of capital facilities for State University of New York, including dormitories and educational facilities; City University of New York Senior Colleges; Community Colleges; Boards of Cooperative Educational Services; city and county facilities and some combined occupancy structures; some facilities under the jurisdiction of the  Department of Education of the State of New York:  other State and local governmental entities; independent colleges and universities; facilities for the aged; certain not-for-profit hospitals and nursing homes, as well as a wide variety of other not-for-profit organizations.

There is no formal application form involved in doing business with the Dormitory Authority. Those institutions having generic authorization as noted above to access Dormitory Authority services may contact the individuals listed below for further information. Customers for which DASNY does not have statutory authorization to perform services must first be added to our statute. Potential customers are encouraged to
contact the individuals listed below to discuss this legislative process, and the feasibility of their projects.

Contact

Stephen D. Curro, P.E.
Managing Director of Construction
(518) 257-3271

Paul Koopman
Senior Director of Public Construction
(518) 257-3343

John G. Pasicznyk
Managing Director of Construction and Metro NY Operations
(212) 273-5072

Paul T. Williams
President
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
515 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 257-3000

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