Arlington, VA

Colonial Place

Scope/Solutions

Colonial Place includes three office towers clad with ribbons of brick and window walls. The owner was looking to upgrade their existing windows in two 1980s buildings and make other building enclosure improvements. SGH conducted a condition assessment of the building enclosure, evaluated the feasibility of potential modernization options, and designed a facade rehabilitation program.

SGH investigated the condition of the existing enclosure and performed water testing to determine which systems and components would be candidates for improvements. We developed modernization options for the owner’s consideration and collaborated with them to determine the best scope of work to meet their budget and performance goals for the enclosure.

We designed a facade rehabilitation program including the following:

  • Replacing the existing ribbon windows and adding new perimeter flashing
  • Repointing brick masonry
  • Replacing the ground-floor storefront system

SGH collaborated with the owner and contractor to plan the work to minimize disruption to the building tenants and nearby residences. We provided construction administration services, including reviewing contractor submittals, visiting the site to observe ongoing work, performance testing installed windows, and helping the contractor address field conditions.

Project Summary

completion-date

2018

Completion Date
construction-value

15M

Construction Value
building-size

500K

Project Size
Solutions
Repair & Rehabilitation
Services
Building Enclosures | Applied Science & Research
Markets
Commercial
Client(s)
L&B Realty Advisors, Inc.
Specialized Capabilities
Condition Assessments | Facades & Glazing | Roofing & Waterproofing | Environmental Simulations

Key team members

Philip Frederick
Philip Frederick
Senior Project Manager
Jeffrey Kerr
Jeffrey Kerr
Building Technology Division Head, Washington, DC