High Security Projects
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.
Department of Homeland Security Nebraska Avenue Complex
The restoration of this historic building, located at the Nebraska Avenue Complex campus of the Department of Homeland Security, was especially challenging due to the stringent security requirements, its downtown metropolitan location, and working within the parameters of the Historic Register’s Review Board.
EGI was the prime contractor on the construction which included the renovation of the entire third floor, totaling more than 13,000 square feet. The scope included demolition, hazardous material abatement, build-back with new installation for architectural systems, suspended ceilings, doors/frames/hardware, flooring surfaces, electrical systems, mechanical systems and fire sprinklers.
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.
NIH BSL-2 BioLab Renovation
EGI was the prime contractor on this design/build project to renovate and relocate a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) Lab. EGI managed and constructed this complex project to renovate an existing bio-lab and to build a new Tissue Culture Lab within the existing lab. The project consisted of reconfiguring existing space, MEP, millwork, casework, and architectural finishes. The scope also included the installation of highly sensitive laboratory equipment including refrigerators, incubators, exhaust hoods, and emergency decontamination stations. Due to the nature of the project, it was critical that EGI effectively managed design coordination, submittal, and review to keep the project on schedule and ensure that the finished project was BSL-2 compliant.
U.S. Federal Court of Appeals Courtrooms 203 & 201
EGI was the prime contractor on this design/bid/build and design/build construction project for the complete renovation and historic restoration of Courtroom 203 and the audio/visual systems in Courtroom 201. This fast-track project was performed for the GSA and took place in an occupied courthouse and office building. EGI effectively managed many challenging conditions associated with this project. All work in this highly secure facility was closely monitored, and all onsite personnel required security clearances.
Naval Research Laboratory
EGI HSU, JV, LLC was the prime contractor on this highly complex project to replace an aging, steam-driven Reverse Osmosis Deionizer in the Chemistry Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. This design/build project required management and coordination of two separate engineering firms. In addition to engineering and design, the scope of work included demolition and removal of the old deionizer; installation of the new unit, and integration into existing electrical and piping systems.