Under an Indefinite Quantity Contract with the General Services Administration, JVP Engineers, P.C. was commissioned to provide architectural and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design for the correction of safety deficiencies and emergency egress systems throughout the Central Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The building was built in 1930 and is listed as a historic building. It is a ten story high structure and one city block long. The main lobby, elevator lobbies, and main stairwell are made of marble and brass. The building is fully occupied and operates around the clock. Security in the building is tight and design and construction work for many projects have been scheduled for different times.
Extensive coordination, clearances, and work planning took place in order to accommodate the historic preservation requirements and the limited working hours. The deficiencies noted in this project were reported in a Building Evaluation Report and indicated the following items needed corrective action: exit fire rated doors, exit sign fixtures and exit discharge lighting. JVP Engineers and its historic architect consultant conducted a field survey to confirm the deficiencies, recommended remedies, and submitted final construction documents for the work to be performed.