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1 Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Presentation to American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington February 16, 2012

2 2 Capitol Campus

3 3 AOC Organizational Chart

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7 West Refrigeration Plant SUPREME COURT MODERNIZATION U.S. CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER

8 west refrigeration Project DOME SKIRT POST-ELECTION MOVESBartholdi Fountain Restoration

9 9 Procurement Overview (Conducting Business with the AOC)

10 10 Authority for the AOC Permanent authority for maintenance and care of the U.S. Capitol given to the AOC by Congress on August 15, 1876 Procurement authority is generally found in Titles 2 and 41 of the United States Code

11 11 Competition Requirements Competition required for all procurements > $5,000 General exceptions –Only one source available –Emergencies 11

12 12 Advertising Requirements Requirements > $100,000 are advertised and posted on FedBizOpps (FBO) Search under “Agencies” for “Architect of the Capitol”

13 13 AOC and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) The FAR was developed for use by the Executive Branch AOC is not subject to the FAR, but generally aligns with the FAR 13

14 14 Upcoming Major Projects Dome Rehabilitation Phase II: Complete restoration of the exterior and interior of the cast iron shell Replacement of essential systems Restoration of the inner dome rotunda area Solicitation anticipated in summer 2012

15 15 Upcoming Major Projects Refrigeration Plant Revitalization, Phases I and II: Relocation of existing chillers Installation of new chillers and cooling towers Modification of chilled water and condenser water piping Installation of associated pumps, controls and electrical components Solicitation anticipated in spring 2012

16 16 Upcoming Major Projects Cannon Renewal –Replace infrastructure –Compliance with building codes and standards –Enhance effectiveness –Preserve historic character –Improve security –Meet sustainability goals CMa and CMc solicitations underway

17 17 Cannon Building – Physical Features Completed in ,791 gross square feet (excluding garage) 490,300 occupiable square feet (excluding garage) 6 levels (including basement) 142 Member suites 4 Committee Hearing Rooms 316 underground parking spaces Monumental Rotunda has historically served as the main building entry and defining feature of the interior

18 18 Cannon Potential Areas for Improvement Replace Outdated Systems Provide energy efficient and code compliant building systems Improve size and accessibility of utility rooms

19 19 Improve Energy Efficiency Upgrade exterior building envelope Replace building systems Cannon Potential Areas for Improvement

20 20 Address Life Safety Modernize systems Fire alarm Emergency communications Sprinklers Improve Rotunda code compliance Address hazardous materials Cannon Potential Areas for Improvement

21 21 Improve Accessibility Address building access Upgrade toilet rooms Expand elevator platforms Provide hearing room access Cannon Potential Areas for Improvement

22 22 Enhance Member Suites Upgrade Multi-function center bay Provide more efficient staff areas Cannon Potential Areas for Improvement

23 23 Improve Elevator Service Car capacities/ configurations Fifth Floor service Single dedicated freight car Cannon Potential Areas for Improvement

24 24 Cannon Potential Building System Upgrades Upgrade Mechanical Systems Upgrade utility rooms Utilize center court distribution tunnel

25 25 Cannon Potential Building System Upgrades Reuse Existing Shafts

26 26 Upgrade Electrical Systems Establish dedicated closets on each wing and on each floor Upgrade switchgear, network transformers and network protectors Add emergency generators Provide central lighting controls Cannon Potential Building System Upgrades

27 27 Cannon Proposed Structural Systems Modifications Address Structural Elements Add new elevator hoistways Provide new vertical shafts for utility distribution Raise fifth floor wall and roof structure Create basement utility rooms through removal of bearing walls Meet seismic requirements

28 28 Cannon Exterior Preservation Renew Exterior Envelope Reconstruct Independence Avenue terrace wall Repair stone modillions Repair center courtyard façades

29 29 Cannon Exterior Preservation Renew Exterior Envelope Clean, repair and stabilize stone Provide bird deterrence

30 30 Cannon Exterior Preservation Renew Exterior Envelope Restore original windows and one original door Replace remainder of exterior doors Preserve Historic Landscape Retain specimen trees and planting around site

31 31 Thank You! Michelle Kayon


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