Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center


The LMCCC was charged with coordination and oversight of all Lower Manhattan construction projects, including street rehabilitation, transportation infrastructure, and private commercial projects, along with the World Trade Center (WTC) site. The WTC site is a $15 billion construction program that has 16 separate projects within its boundaries.

PMA integrated more than 100 project schedules into a Primavera P3e master schedule. Schedules received directly from the projects were imported into a detailed work-breakdown structure, which enabled reporting of data. PMA developed a system for linking live schedule data to a GIS mapping system in order to graphically display construction projects and related street impacts over their construction durations. PMA also provided analysis of construction logistics data for concrete, steel, excavated material, manpower, and major construction equipment.

In order to serve up this massive amount of data to the general public in a user friendly format, PMA used several state of the art tools, including the use of NetPoint to interactively develop an overall master schedule. This included integrating the master schedule with a Building Information Model (BIM) developed using special software developed by Gehry Technologies. These tools helped identify time related conflicts between various projects, and predicted delays in the World Trade Center program years before the public announcement.