Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building Exterior Renovation
EGI was the prime contractor of this project for the complete renovation and rehabilitation of the exterior of the historic Arts & Industries Building. Scope included scaffolding, lead paint abatement, cleaning, re-pointing, masonry, stonework, granite work. Important issues included landscape protection, public overhead protection and safety at this heavily visited public space located at National Mall.
National Battleground Historic Lodge & Rostrum Restoration
EGI performed an historic restoration to the Lodge and Rostrum at the National Battleground Cemetery located in Washington, DC near the location of the Battle of Fort Stevens. The marble rostrum, originally built shortly after the battle in 1864, was badly in need of restoration. EGI performed plaster ceiling and concrete foundation replacement and delicately removed rust stains and other mars from the marble. Today, this structure is used to perform annual Memorial Day services.
National Zoo Life-Safety Upgrades
EGI was the prime contractor on this series of projects carried out at the National Zoo. These projects included the 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.
Rehabilitation of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial "Iwo Jima"
As a subcontractor, EGI provided consulting services on this project to rehabilitate the entire Iwo Jima Memorial grounds. The project required that the area surrounding the Memorial be surfaced with a material to match the black sands present on the beaches of Iwo Jima, Japan. EGI collaborated with the General Contractor and Owner to value engineer a specialty black aggregate concrete that both matched the Iwo Jima sands and provided a substantial cost savings to the National Park Service.
In 2006, this project received awards from the Associated General Contractors of America and the International Concrete Repair Institute.
National Monument Grounds Post & Chain Replacement
EGI successfully completed this highly visible year-long project to preserve the historic landscape of our nation’s capital. With nearly 24 million visitors to the National Mall each year, the monument grounds were rapidly deteriorating. EGI installed more than five miles of post and chain fencing to protect the sod and divert pedestrian traffic to the designated walkways.
Armed Forces Retirement Home Hall of Honor
EGI was the prime contractor on this project to construct of the “Hall of Honor” museum to commemorate and honor the men and women who have served our nation. The scope of this project was a complete buildout, with new energy-efficient MEP and life-safety systems and specialized museum lighting. Architectural features include millwork, museum-quality wall finishes, extensive cabinetry and decorative metals.