Remediation Project at the Former Belle Meade Army Depot in Somerset, NJ

Somerset, NJ

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) teamed with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to perform a series of environmental studies and several areas of concern were noted.  Surface soil impacts were identified at six-residential properties that border the Former Belle Meade Army Depot.  These properties were subject to remediation. 

As general contractor, Banneker supervised the removal of trees and vegetation; clearing and hauling away tree/brush/debris which required construction of temporary haul paths between the dump site and rear access to the properties.  Additionally, Banneker performed excavation by removing and transporting 1-foot of surface soil to a designated dump site for staging.  The last phase of construction involved restoring the remediated areas with six-inches of clean fill and six-inches of top soil; replacing vegetation with grass; restoring fencing or installing new fence along the site boundary with installation of parallel silt fence to discourage further migration of surface sediment.

Project Details

Category

General Contracting

Client

U.S. General Services Administration


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Renovations at the Navy Operational Support Center - Building 4 in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

This Design-Build project consists of the renovation of an existing administrative area on the second floor of Building 4. Construction includes the modification of the stairwell and hallway from the first floor, storage space, exterior renovations to include new steps and handrails at various entrances, repairs to the existing smokestack cornice, pavement and sidewalk repairs and the complete replacement of deteriorated HVAC underground piping between Building 3 and Building 4.

Project Details

Category
General Contracting

Client
Naval Facilities Engineering Command


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Historic Exterior Masonry & Clean-Up Project at McMillan Reservoir

Washington, DC

Banneker serves as prime general contractor to clean-up and stabilize the EASA Building at the McMillan Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in the District of Columbia.  This is the second task order awarded to Banneker as part of a SATOC with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  The scope of work consists of the following: removal of hazardous material; making the building envelope weather tight by repairing all damaged and cracked bricks and mortar joints; preventing any further deterioration of historic fabric on the interior and exterior of the building by selective demolition; creating a more efficient plumbing system by removing the existing splash blocks and tying the existing roof drains to sewer and storm manholes; and demolishing a one-story building and providing the proper grading and landscaping as necessary. 

Project Details

Category
General Contracting

Client
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


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Roofing IDIQ at Indian Head

Indian Head, MD

Banneker serves as the prime general contractor and roof contractor for this 3-year, $4M IDIQ at the NAVFAC Indian Head Base in Indian Head, Maryland.  To date, Banneker has been awarded more than $1.5M in roofing projects under this IDIQ.

Project Details

Category
General Contracting

Client
Naval Facilities Engineering Command


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White House Complex Roof Replacement and Stucco Repairs

Washington, DC

As general contractor, Banneker replaced and repaired several roofs at the White House Complex in Washington D.C.  Our scope included demolish and replace existing roof systems with new roof systems; as well as replacing damaged slate.  Additionally, we performed stucco patch and repairs to the historic Dolly Madison House’s exterior walls due to extensive cracks from an earthquake.  

Project Details

Category
General Contracting

Client
U.S. General Services Administration


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A.V. Bryan Federal Courthouse Roof Replacement

Washington, DC

This Design Build project consisted of 18,000 square feet of exterior repairs to prevent water penetration to the interior portions of the building.  The project included the replacement of a Barrett Roof System Ram Tough 250 Rubberized Asphalt membrane to replace the complete roof, new through-wall flashing, weeps, end dams, masonry removal and replacement at the perimeter windows and drain modifications were included in our scope of work. 

Project Details

Category
General Contracting

Client
U.S. General Services Administration

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USAID GALLEY RENOVATIONS AT THE RONALD REAGAN BUILDING

1300 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC

Banneker served as prime general contractor for the modernization of seven floors of galleys for the United States Agency for International Development. The work includes demolishing existing millwork, plumbing fixtures, furniture, telephone electric and data boxes, ceiling grid and tiles, flooring and wall covering, and construction of new millwork, energy efficient lighting, water efficient plumbing fixtures, new ceiling grid and tile, HVAC duct and diffusers and controls, sprinklers and sustainable materials and furniture and repair of raised flooring. Work was conducted in high security areas and all staff were required to obtain security clearances.

Project Details

Category
Interior Modernization

Cost
$749,000 USD

Client
U.S. General Services Administration

End User
USAID

Completed
2012


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RENOVATION OF TSA OFFICES AT DULLES AIRPORT HANGAR 2

Dulles Airport, 23321 Autopilot Drive, Dulles, Virginia 20166

Banneker served as the prime contractor for the design-build modernization of the 2nd floor of the Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Washington Dulles International Airport, a major hub for domestic and international air travel with carriers which provide air service throughout the world.   This 8,500 square feet project is a new space used by the U.S. Transit Security Administration.  

Work included full architectural and engineering design, interior demolition of the entire 2nd floor, construction of a new HVAC system, plumbing upgrades, new millwork, new ceiling grid and tile, new sprinkler, construction of a canine room, installation of carpet and VCT flooring, upgrading of the fire alarm system, construction of a secure store room for use by the Transit Security Administration, significant low-voltage cabling and a new extensive physical security system.   This fast-track design-build project was completed in 118 days (which includes design, permitting and construction).  

 

Project Details

Category
Design-Build Construction

Cost
$406,000

Size
8,500 sq ft

Client
U.S. General Services Administration and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

End User
U.S. Transit Security Administration

Completed
July 2012-November 2012


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GSA REGIONAL OFFICE BUILDING REALIGNMENT

301 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20019

    Banneker is served as the prime general contractor for the transformation of more than 50,000 SF of GSA’s Regional Office Building in Washington, DC. This design-build project employed a variety of innovative design, construction, operations and management concepts to deliver new spaces that responds to and drives change in the federal workplace. The modernization project provided an efficient, cost-effective, flexible and adaptable workplace within an historic structure that allows GSA to accommodate double the workforce. This project is a showcase of and providing ground for state-of-the-art High Performance Green Building and Smart Building initiatives, reinforcing GSA’s commitment to sustainability. Work included new electrical, flooring, glass, paint, ceiling, kitchenettes, plumbing and HVAC upgrades on several floors of the building.

     

    Project Details

    Category
    Interior Modernization/Telework

    Cost
    $2,293,000 USD

    Size
    50,000 SF+

    Client
    U.S. General Services Administration

    End User
    U.S. General Services Administration

    Completed
    2014


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    FDA HEADQUARTERS CAMPUS BIOSCIENCES LIBRARY MODERNIZATION

    Silver Spring, MD 

    Banneker Ventures is serving as the prime contractor for the two-phase renovation of the FDA’s Federal Research Center Bioscience Library in White Oak, MD. Phase I consisted of selective demolition of the existing Library located on the third floor in Building 2 and consolidation of the Library into the South half of the floor plate.

    Phase II consists of construction of open workspaces, enclosed offices, and small teaming rooms in the north half of the floor plate. Work includes drywall, doors, millwork, ceilings, significant and non- structural glass and updates to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Additional contract work includes procuring and installing all interior furniture for Phase II as well as outdoor furniture for the campus.

     

    Project Details

    Category
    Interior Renovation

    Cost
    5,404,261

    Client
    U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Infrastructure and Campus Development

    End User
    U.S. Food & Drug Administration

    Completed
    2014


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    U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HEALTH UNIT EXPANSION

    SILVER SPRING, MD

    Banneker Ventures is served as the prime contractor for the demolition of an existing Credit Union area and expansion of the Health Care Center at the FDA White Oak Federal Research Center.   The project scope includes selected demolition of existing walls, ceilings, and finishes, construction of new walls, millwork, ceilings, and finishes, as well as update of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to accommodate the new construction.

     

    Project Details

    Category
    Interior Renovation

    Cost
    $542,206 USD

    Client
    General Services Administration

    End User
    U.S. Food & Drug Administration

    Completed
    2012


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    MCMILLAN WATER TREATMENT PLANT CAUSTIC SODA CONTAINMENT AREA CLEAN UP

    Washington Aqueduct Division, Washington, DC

      This Task Order included clean-up of hazardous waste spill of sodium hydroxide at McMillan Water Treatment Plant. The scope included flushing and scraping caustic soda residuals from the interior surfaces of this containment area, which consists of 14 fiberglass tanks; seal containment area to prevent future leaks breaching the containment area; clean caustic soda residue from existing ceiling slab, walls, floors, pipes, and equipment; and install three 3” containment area floor drains and PVC drain piping below the slab and connect them to the primary floor drain. The project is being completed while the existing caustic soda feed system remains operational while only partial tank outages occur.

       

      Project Details

      Category
      Facilities / Maintenance

      Cost
      $4,000,000

      Client
      Department of the Army,USACE - Baltimore District

      Completed
      In progress


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      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS AT NAVY HILL

      UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, NAVY HILL COMPLEX

      Banneker Ventures managed the exterior revitalization of one the State Department's historic buildings. The project included historic window retrofit for Navy Hill’s Central Building, which is 49,000 sq. ft. The scope of work included replacing and restoring window panels, trim, moldings, stools, aprons with approved wood; masonry point-up, cleaning and re-painting the building exterior (including brick, stucco, fire escapes and exterior iron railings); removing and replacing loose mortar and re-pointing mortar joints; cleaning gutters and downspouts; removing rusted lintels and repainting the steel lintels; replacing caulking/sealants; removing loose paint and repainting fascia, soffit, cornice, and brick freeze; and painting ornamental iron railings and miscellaneous painted features. 

       

      Building History:

      The Department of State's (DoS) Central Building started construction in 1922 and completed construction in 1934, (according to the DC Planning Commission). The building at 2430 E. Street NW, sits on a 12 acre site that was deeded to the U.S. Government in 1791. The whole site is commonly referred to as Navy Hill or Potomac Annex. The complex has been home to several agencies over the years including the predecessor to National Institute of Health (NIH), and the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

      For more information, refer the District of Columbia's Historic Preservation Office. Much of the architectural historical details are found in Pending Landmark Case 14-03 entitled “2430 E Street NW and 2301 Constitution Avenue NW - E Street Complex”

      Project Details

      Category
      Window Retrofit and Exterior Repairs

      Cost
      $1,004,182 USD

      Size
      49,000 SF

      Client
      U.S. General Services Administration

      End User
      U.S. Department of State

      Completed
      2013


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      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE RENOVATIONS

      301 7th Street , SW Washington, DC

      Banneker served as prime general contractor for the interior modernization of more than 25,000 SF of DHS office spaces within GSA’s Regional Office Building.   Work included demolition and installation of ceiling grid and tiles, demolition and replacement of mechanical systems, interior painting, installation of new electrical and telephone and IT systems, installation of new carpet, construction of new offices, HVAC upgrades, installation of new flatscreen TVs and other work.   The project was completed on a phased basis to allow occupants to continue to use some of the offices.

      Project Details

      Category
      Interior Renovations

      Cost
      $140,000

      Size
      25,000 SF

      Client
      U.S. General Services Administration

      End User
      U.S. Department of Homeland Security

      Completed
      2012


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      Arlington National Cemetery

      Arlington, VA

        Banneker Ventures served as the general contractor for the construction of a security system that included 2,300 linear feet of 10’ high galvanized chain link fence, dark green patrician vinyl privacy slats, 3-30 wide double drive gates with all hardware. This outside-construction project involved working in uneven and hilly terrain even during inclement weather. Another interesting challenge with the work environment was the need to periodically stop work in order to pay proper respect to nearby funeral ceremonies.

        Arlington National Cemetery is the nation’s most sacred shrine and the final resting place for our most revered military and civilian leaders. The Cemetery receives millions of visitors each year. More than 6,000 funerals are conducted yearly – in addition to over 2,000 other ceremonies, such as commemorations, wreath ceremonies, and head-of-state visits. The fence enabled the cemetery to consolidate outdoor workspace while maintaining the sanctity of adjacent final resting places.

         

        Project Details

        Category
        Exterior design

        Client
        U.S. Army - Mission Installation Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir

        Role
        General Contractor


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        Advanced Telework Project

        Washington, DC

          Banneker served as prime general contractor for the design and construction of 5,000 SF of office space to accommodate the mission requirements of DHS in support of their telework program. The scope of work includes demolition of walls and low voltage cabling, patching and painting of walls, installation of new electrical systems, installation of new mechanical systems, installation of new offices for focus rooms, installation of new doors and fabrication of new furniture. Project also included hiring an architect and engineering firm to complete design drawings prior to the construction of the project.

           

          Project Details

          Category
          Interior Renovation/Telework

          Size
          5,000 SF

          Client
          U.S. General Services Administration

          Tenant
          Department of Homeland Security

          Architect
          Leo A. Daly

          Engineer
          WFT Engineering


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          Chief Of Navy Personnel Office Renovation

          Arlington, VA

            Expansion of the Director of Naval Personnel’s Office at Building 12 of the Arlington Service Center. This high visibility project included the demolition of an existing wall, installing a new wall, adding recessed lights, rerouting and adding sprinkler heads, painting inside and outside of the office and installing new carpet.

             

            Project Details

            Category
            Interior Renovation

            Client
            NAVFAC - Washington

            End-User
            Chief of Naval Personnel


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            U.S. Army Multiple Award Task Order Contract

            Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

              This five-year Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) was awarded to Banneker Ventures after a competitive bidding process that included 37 bidders. Banneker is 1 of 5 firms to be selected for this MATOC which is worth up to $230,000,000 over five years.

              Projects include facility maintenance, alterations, repair, and construction work (up to $5M per task order) in the Aberdeen and Edgewood areas of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) as well as various satellite off-post site locations. APG is home to 11 major commands and supports more than 80 tenants, 20 satellite and 17 private activities. APG’s facilities include more than 17 million square feet of building space in more than 2,000 buildings (including offices, administrative and training facilities, and warehouses, barracks and family housing).

               

              Project Details

              Client
              Department of the Army, Aberdeen Installation Contracting Division

              End-User
              Various


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              57TH Presidential Inaugural Committee Restoration Project

              Washington, DC

                Banneker served as the general contractor for the restoration of three floors of space that was occupied by every federal agency, including the Joint Armed Forces, in preparation of the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential election as part of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Committee’s work. Construction entailed demolition of walls and installation of walls, doors, flooring, base electrical and painting.

                 

                Project Details

                Category
                Demolition & Restoration

                Client
                U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region, Office of Facilities Management

                Role
                General Contractor


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                FDA NMR Suite and Fire Suppression

                Silver Spring, MD

                  Banneker Ventures has built one of the largest NMR facilities on the East Coast of the United States.  The project involved structural demolition, construction of new walls, millwork, ceilings, special flooring, mechanical system, plumbing system, electrical system and Nitrogen-based fire suppression system.   Other work included installing a Nitrogen-based fire suppression system in four additional laboratories, along with associated fire-alarm tie-ins and upgrades to the laboratories’ electrical systems and data networking infrastructure.

                  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy continues to be used in a variety of applications, including drug quality testing and drug identification. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses NMR spectroscopy along with light scattering, and circular dichroism to complement the biological assays traditionally used to characterize biological products.

                  NMR spectroscopy is the laboratory version of the more elaborate medical imaging technique called MRI scanning; light scattering is a technique for studying molecular weight and size by monitoring the directions of light rays bouncing off the molecule; circular dichroism uses the different ways that individual types of molecules absorb light to investigate their structure.

                  Refer to this link for more details on how Banneker Ventures helped the FDA meet its mission.: http://tinyurl.com/USFDA-NMR-Spectroscopy

                   

                  Project Details

                  Category
                  Interior Renovation

                  Client
                  General Services Administration

                  End-User
                  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

                  Role
                  Design-Build Contractor


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                  FDA HEADQUARTERS CAMPUS CAFETERIA CONSOLIDATION PROJECT

                  Silver Spring, MD

                    Banneker Ventures serves as the prime Design-build contractor for the consolidation of the Cafeteria located in the Central Shared Use Building of the FDA’s new Consolidated Headquarters Campus. The new space will accommodate a cafeteria seating area that is 50% the size of the older space while adding a new Gift Shop and Dry Cleaners to serve the new scientists and other professionals that are moving to campus in the summer of 2014. The scope of work includes the construction of new glass walls, extensive millwork and an update to the mechanical, electrical and fire alarm systems.

                     

                    Project Details

                    Category
                    Interior Renovation

                    Client
                    U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region, Metropolitan Service Center

                    Role
                    Design-build


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