John E. Moss Federal Building
This project was an eight-story 250,000 square foot interior remodel and window replacement project. The scope of work included the removal and replacement of over 6,000 windows, asbestos abatement, installing a new decorative canopy, installing blast proof curtainwall systems, installing of new roof davits and pained louvers, installation of a new vestibule, and interior renovations to an occupied and functioning federal high-rise office building.
Adhering to the schedule on this project was challenging due to the complexity of the work, work hours, weather, and differing site conditions. To maintain safety in the occupied facility, communication with the tenants was critical. Barricades were set up nightly to make sure there was no “on ground” access below the swing stages. Site-specific safety meetings were held weekly with all trade crew members, project managers, and a tenant representative from the building. Signs were posted on every floor, including at all elevators, stairways, door exits and entrances of the building, so the tenants were always informed of the “work area” for that day. With the help from the building tenant, informative graphics showing construction progress along with e-mail memos sent to the 1,000 tenants kept everyone abreast of the regular changes and fluctuations of the construction access to the building.