JVP Engineers’ involvement in this project was to prepare a design for the replacement of four (4) aging air conditioning chillers, of a total of 6,000 tons capacity, currently demanding excessive maintenance as well as energy consumption. Additionally, a timely review of operational efficiencies, the potential for use of a plate fin heat exchanger during beneficial climates and the potential for additional energy savings through the use of variable frequency motor drives on pumps, were all to be included in the design. Substantial cost savings were accomplished in the basic concepts, through investigation of viable alternatives, permitting additional efficiencies and improvements to be included, while maintaining original budget constraints.
GSA – National Capital Region IDIQ
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT – Chillers Replacement Project at the USGS Headquarters
JVP Engineers, P.C. was presented with the prestigious GSA 2000 Design Honor Award for this project.
JVP Engineers, P.C. completed an IDIQ Type Contract with the General Services Administration, National Capital Region. The contract was issued under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program and includes mechanical/electrical, architectural, structural, civil, fire, life safety, historic preservation, design review, handicapped facilities, landscape/site improvement studies as appropriate to design, engineering surveys and reports, feasibility studies, elevators, cost estimating, asbestos removal, and the like. Services have included preparation of reports, preparation of contract documents including design, provision of post construction contract award services (PCCS), review of shop drawings, and construction inspection services. All services have been provided within the National Capital Region and have been procured through the issuance of work orders.
- Department of Labor Building – Roof Replacement (Cooling Tower)
- US Courthouse Fire Alarm Replacement
- Replace VOA Chillers – Cohen Building
- Upgrade Emergency Lighting – Mary Switzer Building
- Cooling Tower Replacement – Cohen Building
- 2nd Floor Branch Chief’s Suite – GSA Regional Office Building