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Look Ahead – Week of December 11 to December 15, 2019

Overall Project Status

The project is currently 85 percent complete and on-schedule for a May 31, 2020 Substantial Completion.

Building Status

Building Skin (Outer surface)

Installation of the building skin in 65 percent complete and scheduled for completion end-of-January 2020.

Interior Construction

Interior construction is active on all floors of the building.

Office space is being framed with sheetrock hung and interior door installation starting.

Painting has started.

Ceilings are being hung in areas of the building to receive ceilings.

The building sports open ceilings in large work-areas where employees work in an open-space concept.

Major Building Systems

Major building systems such as the electrical system are now on-line.

The building is now operating under permanent power, which is a major milestone in building construction.

The sprinkler system, pumps for HVAC, and the HVAC system itself are prepared for start-up.

Start-up is being planned over the next several weeks.

Commissioning of the systems will follow start-up.

Commissioning is a term used for the fine-tuning of major building systems such as electrical, HVAC, piping, etc.

The fire alarm system is being installed and will be tested prior to building occupation under the watchful eye of the Fire Marshall.

Building finishes.

Finishes such as painting and flooring will start shortly.

Elevators

In all the building sports eight (8) elevators.

There are six elevators in the main lobby and two (2) elevators to serve the four-story underground garage.

The machinery and structural elements for the elevators have been installed.

The elevator cabs, fabricated offsite, will be delivered over the next three-weeks.

One of main lobby elevators will be activated to assist the construction process.

Furniture

Workstations for the building have been ordered and are in fabrication.

In all, 800-workstations will serve the buildings workforce.

Installation of the workstations is expected to start in mid-February beginning on the lower floors of the building.

Move-in

Move-in of the new tenants will commence in mid-June, 2020, and conclude in August 2020.

The building tenants include:

  • Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)
  • Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (MCDPS)
  • Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP)
  • Mid-County Regional Services Center - Wheaton Urban District
  • Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
  • Montgomery County Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Montgomery County Department of Recreation (REC)
Reedie Drive and the New Intersection at Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue

Construction along the north side of Reedie Drive continue.

Reedie Drive is currently arranged in a one-way westbound configuration to allow the staged construction of the new (narrower) geometrics as well as to allow a number of underground utilities to cross over from the building site to the Town Square.

This work is expected to continue through January.

Construction of the new intersection at Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue will begin in mid- February, weather permitting.

The configuration of the new intersection design has Grandview Avenue as the dominant thoroughfare.

Under the new configuration, westbound Reedie Drive traffic (from Georgia Avenue) will be required to turn-right onto Grandview Avenue.

No left-turns to Viers Mill Road will be permitted.

Town Square

Construction of the Town Square is 65 percent complete.

Construction of the new elevated concrete walkways from Georgia Ave to the Town

Square and from the Town Square to the WMATA tower is complete.

Installation of hand-rails and lighting will follow.

Construction of the Amphitheatre terracing has started.

Foundation for the stage is complete.

Stage construction to commence over the next three-weeks.

The bio-retention areas are complete, absent planting.

Progress July 22

December 10, 2019

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