Case Study

Reconstruction

SITE Centers Corporation

Reconstruction Program in Puerto Rico

Rebuilding Island Shopping Centers

Performing reconstruction services encompasses the management of many moving parts from property evaluations, to insurance team coordination, and executing reconstruction work. Sachse Construction is currently delivering reconstruction services for SITE Centers Corporation across 12 properties in Puerto Rico.

Following Hurricane Maria, each of these properties suffered extensive water and wind damage calling for a heavy focus on mitigation efforts from the Sachse Construction team. The team evaluated each site and determined the best method for mitigating, remediating, and reconstructing exterior and interior spaces were to start with the roof first. Using a blocking plan, Sachse Construction worked with a team of roofing contractors at each location to reconstruct each roof. The partnership allowed interior spaces to dry correctly before construction commencement in both the shopping center common areas and tenant spaces.

Throughout work at each shopping center location, Sachse Construction coordinated with the client, insurers, and tenants alike. With each mall characterized as a shopping mainstay for a unique geographical area of the island — and often located in bustling cities — meticulous logistical planning for site access, inspections, and noisy work was critical.

Daily coordination meetings were held on-site with work activities coordinated directly with shopping center operations. For example, a challenge was inspecting and reconstructing building drainage systems accessed through tenant spaces. The team performed work during off-hours as well as within windows noted by tenants to impact their retail operations as minimally as possible.

Sachse Construction’s attention to detail and communicative coordination efforts assisted SITE Centers Corporation in completing the much-needed work. The team’s communication provided the client with the assurance that they were handling each site with the utmost care.