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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. • Projected Cost: Million • Headquarters: Salt Lake City • Employees: 150 • Services: Government facil ity construction “T U.S. General vice Administration SerCC s /V 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 are 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 development partners and owners on the design/build project. The general contractor on the project is VCC Construction of Atlanta, and the architect is Rees Associates of Oklahoma City. $75 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. his initiative not ab t minimizing our is otprint;ouit’ s about eliminatinfo it.” g –Sally Mayberry, public affairs officer 88 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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