National Zoo Life-Safety Projects
EGI was the prime contractor for this series of projects carried out at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. These projects included installation of fire suppression systems and permitting of utilities, demolition, sitework, installation of highly technical equipment, and complex scheduling issues to accommodate the public traffic and nature of the Zoo, as well as many animal-specific concerns.
Greenhill Barn Restoration
EGI was the prime contractor for the restoration of the Greenhill and Waller Barns at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Parks Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, VA. General rehabilitation and restoration on these animal facilities included plumbing, electrical, and mechanical improvements; life-safety; doors and window replacement; roof replacement; fencing; concrete and stone; masonry; interior and exterior architectural repairs; and the installation of specialty animal care equipment.
Renovate NIH Bayview AAALAC Laboratory
EGI was the general contractor tasked with providing a variety of architectural and mechanical upgrades at the specialized NIH Bayview animal laboratory. The comprehensive renovation was required for the laboratory to meet the stringent standards of, and receive accreditation from, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
The scope of work included demolition, mildew removal, drywall repair, painting, ceiling grid and tile installation, MEP upgrades, and installation of specialized equipment. Work was performed in a secure area. EGI conformed to all requirements of working in quarantined laboratory areas.
Joint Base Anacostia Building 411
EGI performed this design/bid/build project to construct a new, 6,000+ sq ft. facility on top of existing office space. The new facility houses ADA-compliant men’s and women’s restrooms and locker rooms. Additionally, EGI constructed a new stair tower to provide access from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor. Specific work included demolition, MEP and life-safety systems, site work and utilities, structural steel, concrete and masonry, carpentry and framing, roofing elevators, doors and windows, and interior finishes.