General Contracting

Our General Contracting Division takes on all manner of site and civil infrastructure projects as well as interior and exterior building upgrades, new construction and renovation of older facilities. This work often involves carefully merging the modern design elements such as energy-saving features with the older infrastructure routed throughout the building’s foundation. Clients seeking this kind of intricate work include: schools and universities, hospitals, libraries, museums, government buildings and commercial spaces.

Interior Construction Services

Our Interiors Division specializes in renovations and new construction of classrooms, laboratories, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums as well as hospitals, correctional facilities and commercial office space.

Site Civil Construction Services

Our Civil Division specializes in all types of site work, concrete, drainage and paving installations including: playgrounds, parks, esplanades, retaining walls, site drainage, block and brick work, and architectural and structural concrete as well as curb and sidewalk.

Some Signature Projects

DBC has served many of New York’s major infrastructure projects, including the “Mario Cuomo” Bridge (Tappan Zee Bridge), multiple subway station improvements for the MTA and the new Ferry Point Park Ferry Terminal in the Bronx for EDC. DBC has also recently completed several GC projects with historical significance including the restoration of Liberty Island (the home of the Statue of Liberty) after Hurricane Sandy for the National Park Service and the new Esplanade at Pier 55 for Hudson River Park Trust, including the restoration of the historic Iron Arch where the survivors of the Titanic came ashore in NY.

Project Delivery & Labor

Within our General Contracting Division, DBC has a long history of projects completed as a union, self-performing prime General Contractor, working within both Union and Project Labor Agreements with multiple public agencies and authorities.

Green Infrastructure

In the Green Infrastructure Project, DBC installed subsurface detention systems with infiltration capability to provide temporary storage of storm water runoff underground. These systems have an open bottom with perforated pipe and storm water chambers for added detention volume. Systems are designed with a gravel bed that stores water until it can infiltrate into the ground. This Green Infrastructure Program aims to reduce combined sewer overflows into New York Harbor in a cost-effective way.

Design Build

DBC has also performed work as part of Design-Build Teams on multiple projects including the Riker’s Island Fire Life Safety Projects between 2011 and 2016 to Design, Build and Maintain Fire and Smoke Alarm Systems at Rikers Island, and currently as part of the Program Management team with AECOM/Hill to build four new borough-base jails, as part of the “off-Rikers” initiative to permanently close the facility.

Most recently, our team completed several fast-track emergency COVID-19 Specimen Test Sites in Manhattan and the Bronx as well as a complete new COVID-10 Lab in Harlem Hospital as part of a “CM Build” approach with NYC DDC.