Balfour Beatty provided comprehensive construction services for 44,150 square feet of interior improvements over two floors in the Quantum Park office complex, making this the new headquarters for the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The space was part of a larger plan to unify FHWA’s location through design and technology. The facility functions as a secure office space, with thoughtfully planned common spaces and training rooms. The scope of work involved a complete gutting of the existing office space and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering (MEP). Followed by new architectural work, MEP, security, A/V and fire protection for offices, conferences and other special spaces. The finished space includes high-end reconfigurable conference rooms located in the training rooms on both floors. The work also included the procurement and installation of a Cummins natural gas, spark-ignited 150 kW generator set on the roof of the building. The generator is rated for Emergency Standby Power (ESP) for supplying power to varying electrical loads for the duration of any power interruption.
The main construction goal was to deliver the office space as expeditiously as possible. The team was able to meet this goal utilizing an aggressive preconstruction schedule. Within a matter of days after award, submittals were delivered to the design team for approval, equipment was placed on hold for release upon approval, and expedited shipping/delivery options were explored for all long-lead materials.