Client: American College of CardiologyArchitect: Gensler

Washington, DC | 109,000 sf

The American College of Cardiology is a national organization dedicated to the advancing the education, advocacy management, science and quality of cardiovascular care and heart health. The headquarters renovation for the American College of Cardiology called for a complete demolition and build out of 109,000 square feet on seven floors.  The new space includes a data center, educational facilities, conference center, and private offices.

Because of the unique mechanical infrastructure left by the previous tenants, a major renovation of the mechanical system was conducted to meet the needs of the client.

The project schedule was sensitive, as the client planned a grand opening black tie event to allow its members to also attend congressional hearings that were occurring the same week. rand*’s diligent preconstruction team discovered early in the project that many base building upgrades were needed in order to bring the building up to current standards.  In addition, there were over 90 bulletins issued, all requiring additional man hours. The construction team quickly started working six days a week and eventually worked ten to twelve hour days, seven days a week.  At times, there were over 125 men on site. Still, rand* completed the project on schedule and in time for the grand opening.

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