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NAVFAC, Building 176

Two things that we’ve learned from working with the government are that schedule and budget need to be monitored carefully and that keeping track of acronyms is really important.

For this project, we partnered with WRC (Washington Refrigeration Company), on a project overseen by NAVFAC in order to renovate two floors in a building occupied by NAVSEA. Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of the project was SCIF space.

Our team collaborated with NAVFAC and NAVSEA to develop and implement a phasing plan, which was a very important element of the overall schedule. As part of our design build responsibilities, we spent a lot of time in the field to resolve issues. This diligence in the field meant that our team was able to complete the construction two and half weeks ahead of schedule, even though we had to incorporate numerous changes in scope into the original project schedule. 

In the end, NAVFAC was extremely happy with the final project. They rarely award exemplary ratings in their contractor rating system, but our team was able to earn this distinction.

Project Type
Design Build,
Washington, DC
Square Footage

Project Services

Electrical (Interiors)

Prepared electrical lighting drawings for fixture circuiting, specification and switching. Prepared power drawings with circuiting, panels, transformers, exit signs and emergency lighting.

Fire Alarm (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing selections and locations for ADA compliant audible and visual fire alarm devices.

Fire Protection (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing distribution piping and locations of sprinkler heads, preaction and/or FM 200 systems.

Mechanical (Interiors)

Designed HVAC systems including transfer fans, environmental requirements, controls and management systems.

Plumbing (Interiors)

Designed plumbing fixture locations and rough-in requirements.