Department of State Boiler Replacement

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The Design-Build team of Pepco, Min Engineering, SP Arch and Albrecht were hired to design and install a new energy efficient heating system with high efficiency boilers. SP Arch’s role started with revising the historic report document providing narratives and renderings of proposed changes. SP Arch then provided direction to the team on how to avoid violating the SHPO requirements for maintaining the historic façade when locating the mechanical roof top equipment. In addition, SP Arch participated in the design process assisting the engineers and contractor with a design for fire separations from new equipment and piping. This created a means of egress for workmen accessing the boiler rooms. Lastly, SP Arch provided design for the new equipment lift that will tie together the 2-story mechanical space. This award-winning project was recognized for its innovative design and construction techniques that allowed the full use of the building during the construction period.