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Institutional | U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/VCC – FBI FIELD BUILDING Building Intelligence GSA says »Thefield officethe Salt Lake City FBI reflects its Zero Environmental Footprint initiative. floor »The fourthwith aof the building is topped green roof, a feature GSA helped to pioneer. • Headquarters: Salt Lake City • Employees: 150 • Services: Governme “This initiat nt facility construction nnovation” is typically not the first word that comes to mind when one thinks about the federal government. When it comes to green building, however, the U.S. General Services Administration is looking to lead the way when it comes to the building projects it oversees. “Typically when people think about the federal government they think about a slow-reacting machine, but the GSA has really been an innovator in bringing green technologies to the market,” says Sally Mayberry, a public affairs officer for the agency. “The agency is focused on being on being a green proving ground and a market-maker for state-of-the-art and emerging technologies.” One of the newest examples of the GSA’s focus on environmentally friendly building can be found in Salt Lake City, where a $75 million FBI field office just opened its doors. The four-story, 163,040-square-foot steel-frame precast building, completed in September 2012 with occupancy in October 2012, is designed to attain LEED Gold certification. Construction started in March 2011. Environmentally minded features include the use of building materials that contain at least 30 percent recycled content and a communicating stairway surrounded by glass, allowing natural light into the building, GSA Project Manager Gina Patrick says. The fourth floor of the building is topped with a green roof, a common green building feature GSA helped to pioneer. The agency installed its first green roof in 1975. Today, there is more than 1 million square feet of green roofs installed on government buildings throughout the nation, Mayberry says. The new facility will also promote efficiency by moving personnel from four separate locations into one. “Being able to plan the workspace in advance contributes to increased collaboration, flexibility, and better value to the taxpayer by using the space more efficiently and effectively toward the ultimate goal of promoting the FBI’s mission,” she adds. M.L. Harris & Co. of Oklahoma City and KDC Development of Dallas are joint-venture U.S. Genera ervice Adm /VCC – FBlISfield sbuild inistration development partners and owners on the ing design/build project. The general contractor on the project is VCC Construction of Atlanta, and • Projected Cost: $75 Mill ion the architect is Rees Associates of Oklahoma City. I THE NEW FBI FIELD OFFICE IN SLC EXEMPLIFIES THE GSA’S EFFICIENCY GOALS. BY JIM HARRIS Leaving No Footprint The sustainability-minded features in the Salt Lake City FBI field office reflect the GSA’s Zero Environmental Footprint initiative. Commercial real estate accounts for roughly 20 percent of energy use in the United States, making the sector a natural opportunity for the agency to reduce greenhouse emissions, Mayberry says. »The new FBI field office in Salt Lake City was constructed on a former brownfield site. ive not ab t minimizing our is otprint,ouit’ s about eliminatinfo it.” g –S ally Mayberry, public affair s officer 122 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - September/October 2012
Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
Related California – The Village at Santa Monica
Ricco Construction
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
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