The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) builds many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use every day. As the City's primary capital construction project manager, we provide communities with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses and senior centers. To successfully manage this portfolio, valued at nearly $10 billion, we partner with other City agencies, as well as with emerging and world-renowned architects and consultants whose experience and creativity bring efficient, innovative, and environmentally-conscious design and construction strategies to the projects we build.
Our staff of almost 1200 delivers well-built roadway, sewer and water main construction projects in all five boroughs. Over the last decade, we have completed more than 745 miles of new roadway, 735 miles of water mains, 588 miles of storm and sanitary sewers, and installed more than 42,000 sidewalk pedestrian ramps – all of which are essential for a vibrant city like New York.
As leaders in design and construction, it is our responsibility to provide New Yorkers with buildings and services that are socially responsible, progressively designed and environmentally sound. To do so, we employ an array of programs and projects that actively respond to the dynamic needs of our metropolis. In particular, the City's Design and Construction Excellence program focuses on engaging firms with exceptional design expertise and implementing innovative procurement, design and construction standards. Infrastructure programs, such as Best Management Practices, enhance natural storm water drainage and underscore our efforts to respect the natural environment. Micro-tunneling projects, which use subsurface trenchless drilling technology, minimize construction inconveniences to residents and businesses.