Industry News




09/02/2003

Supreme Court Begins Modernization Project

 

Supreme Court recently began a modernization project to upgrade and replace building systems that have not been upgraded since the building opened in 1935. The first phase of the project will be the construction of an underground annex on the Maryland Avenue side of the building to provide necessary space for the Court Police Department - a function that was virtually non-existent when the building opened in 1935. Phase I construction is scheduled to begin July, 2003. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2008.

The Supreme Court building, unlike other buildings on Capitol Hill, has not been upgraded since its completion in 1935. At 68 years of age, virtually all of its building systems have far exceeded any reasonable life expectancy, and they require an aggressive daily maintenance schedule to continue operating. since 1935. standards. The Court has more than 400 employees and hosts more than 1,000,000 visitors each year. 

In addition to the upgrade and replacement of building systems, some functions will move in order to provide more efficient use of space, better serve the public, or to comply with safety codes.

Phase I of the 5-year project will be the construction of a 2-story underground annex on the Maryland Avenue side of the building to provide necessary space for the Court Police ¨a function that was virtually non-existent when the building opened in 1935. Officers provide security for the Justices, Court employees, visitors, the building and grounds. Moreover, as the new mechanical equipment will occupy more space than our current equipment, part of the annex will be used to house functions displaced by that equipment. construction began July 2003 and is projected to be completed by July 2004. The fencing of the construction site and the installation of exterior acoustic windows will began in 2003.

Phase II of the project, the modernization of the building's 5 floors, is scheduled to begin in July 2004 and be completed in July 2008.

The total estimated cost of the project is $122 million. That includes all phases from study through design and construction.

Updates regarding the modernization project will be posted on the Court's Website under Public Information, Supreme Court Building Modernization Project.

 

Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
comments powered by Disqus
08/28/2015

Temperatures reach highest point since 1880.

08/27/2015

Large improvements drive water conservation on West Coast.

08/26/2015

Data breaches becoming more common.

08/25/2015

Research shows link between extreme weather events and long power disruptions.

08/24/2015

Specifications to improve wall resiliency.

08/21/2015

New resource can help FMs create scope of custodial work.

08/20/2015

Rule created to stem Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

08/19/2015

Portable devices encourage sedentary workers to exercise while seated.

08/18/2015

PACE program to drive building improvements.

08/17/2015

Survey shows management systems can streamline work order process.

08/14/2015

Tool will help schools improve air quality.

08/13/2015

Proposed ASHRAE rule to improve communication about energy consumption, forecasts.

08/12/2015

Installations rise as electricity costs drop to an all-time low.

08/11/2015

Linear, low-bay/high-bay LEDs spotlighted as best choices for commercial retrofits.

08/10/2015

Wind, solar set for big increases.

08/07/2015

New requirement will cut food waste.

08/06/2015

ICC, ASHRAE will streamline compliance path for IgCC and Standard 189.1.

08/05/2015

Benefits inspire positive health changes for workers.

08/04/2015

New program from the EPA will cut GHG emissions.

08/03/2015

LED, smart control adoption will help FMs meet energy goals.

Page 1 of 56
FirstPrevious[1]2345678910NextLast

Sponsored Links