Regarding the RFP for General Construction Services for the (CI) Hartford location (Colt Building): On Friday, January 24, 2020 The bid was awarded to Urbane.
Crumbling Foundations Overview
Concrete used for residential housing and condominium foundations in north-central/northeastern Connecticut and a small portion of Massachusetts has been experiencing premature failures, necessitating a complete replacement of the foundation walls and footings. The cost for removing and replacing the foundations on affected houses ranges from $150,000 to $250,000 per house. There may be more than 30,000 foundations in the region made with aggregate containing pyrrhotite. It is not likely that all of these foundations will fail, but estimating the number of foundations that will need to be replaced in the coming years is not a clear-cut task. It is known that the potential total cost to replace all of these foundations is in the range of several billion dollars, and to date, homeowners insurance has provided little to no relief to affected parties. In support of the initiative and the state, Connecticut Innovations is issuing two separate RFIs—one in search of ideas that stabilize structures affected by pyrrhotite-bearing aggregate while leaving the damaged concrete in place and the other that provides solutions that significantly reduce the cost to replace foundations affected by pyrrhotite-bearing aggregate by removing the damaged concrete.