BRAC 133 Office Towers

Existing building retrofit: BRAC 133 Office Towers; Sebesta Blomberg

08/09/2012


BRAC 133 at Mark CenterProject name: BRAC 133 Office Towers

Location: Arlington, Va.

Firm name: Sebesta Blomberg

Project type, building type: Existing building retrofit, office

Project duration: 2.7 years

Project completion date: Sept. 15, 2011

Engineering challenges

This fast-track design-build project required an intense level of rigor from Sebesta Blomberg. High-end security systems, state-of-the-art HVAC strategies, and complex building automation systems were thoroughly tested while accommodating a compressed schedule. More than 1,500 functional performance tests were developed, conducted, and tracked to completion to ensure that building systems operate effectively. Aggressive scrutiny was applied to key components, such as central plant heating/cooling systems, data centers, building control centers, and emergency electrical systems.

Solutions

Sebesta Blomberg drew on its national corporate presence and assembled an experienced team to accommodate the demanding schedule and extraordinary scope of work. Equipment and systems were tested as they became available. Unparalleled flexibility and clear communication lines were required and established with project stakeholders. Construction completion and full complex operation were achieved one month ahead of schedule.



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Integrating electrical and HVAC systems; Tracking and conserving facility water use; Energy code advancements; The future of professional engineers
Control noise, vibration in building design: Tackling acoustics and design issues; High-performance building design; NFPA 99; Combined heat, power
40 Under 40; Stand-alone medical buildings; NFPA 92; Specialty fire suppression; Applying 90.1 in lighting design
Putting COPS into context; Designing medium-voltage electrical systems; Planning and designing resilient, efficient data centers; The nine steps of designing generator fuel systems
Designing generator systems; Using online commissioning tools; Selective coordination best practices
Understanding transfer switch operation; Coordinating protective devices; Analyzing NEC 2014 changes; Cooling data centers
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
click me