The repair, modernization, and preservation project addressed numerous items, including structural upgrades, plumbing and electrical improvements, and interior renovations. Other changes brought the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To increase the building’s protection, SGH applied the Unified Facilities Criteria Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings. Highlights of our work include the following:
Participated in the initial phases of the design-build project, creating bridging documents that established technical requirements
Evaluated the building’s adequacy to resist the effects of several different weapons
Developed perimeter wall and exterior glazing specifications to withstand blast forces
Designed a structural retrofit to increase the building frame’s resistance to progressive collapse
Reviewed vendor submittals for compliance
Consulted on set-back limitations for landscape features