GPI/Greenman-Pedersen Inc.: Sands Capital Management

Commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; energy, sustainability; plumbing, piping.

08/11/2016


78. A photo of the rooftop from a plane on approach to National Airport. Courtesy: GPI/Greenman-Pedersen Inc.Engineering firm: GPI/Greenman-Pedersen Inc.

2016 MEP Giants rank: 67

Project: Sands Capital Management

Location: Arlington, Va.

Building type: Office building

Project type: Other

Engineering services: Commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; energy, sustainability; plumbing, piping

Project timeline: August 2015 to May 2016

MEP/FP budget: $1.56 million

Challenges

Because the building is located within the flight path of Ronald Reagan National Airport, we had to coordinate rooftop work with the Federal Aviation Administration. And because the building is considered high-end space, many consultants were involved. The generator had to be located ongrade, with electrical service to be provided 30 floors up.



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