This $525M renovation project focused on system infrastructure improvements for the existing 13-story International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters One Building located at 700 19th Street, NW,
Washington, DC. The building was constructed in phases between 1973 and 1998. Improvements were designed to provide a more modern and energy efficient facility with the goal of saving potentially 2 to 2.5 million a year in energy bills and achieving the LEED Gold standard for New Construction and the LEED Platinum standard for Operations and Maintenance. The first phase of construction (2013 through 2016) included the second floor, atrium, and lower levels of the structure.
Construction activities included selective demolition, hazardous materials abetment, interior renovation, re-roofing, structural modifications, and upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Construction work was performed while the facility maintained occupied and in full operation. Work for this first phase was completed in 2016. The overall project is anticipated to be completed by 2020.
F&R provided vibration and noise monitoring throughout the construction work to assure that sensitive data equipment and the offices occupants would not be disturbed. Real time notifications of exceedances were reported to the project team by email and monitoring data was maintained on a project website. In addition, F&R provided construction materials testing in support of the renovation work.