- Client: United States General Accounting Office
- Project Size & Type: Repair & Renovation
- Address: 441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
Size & Type of Project - Repair & Renovation - Historic Building
The United States General Accounting Office headquarters building was constructed in the late 1940's shortly after the end of WWII and was the first Government ministry to incorporate central air conditioning. The seven story structure occupies two square city blocks and contains a two story underground parking garage of approximately 200,000 gross framed square feet. Structural framing components consist of a deep foundation system, structural steel columns, cast-in-place mildly reinforced parking decks, and structural steel composite office level decks. In some cases, load bearing masonry walls were incorporated into the building's framing system. Original construction documents are extant but not complete.
MCE Scope of Services
Meyer Consulting Engineers was retained to function as the Prime A/E design consultant and parking consultant for the garage’s restoration. The underground garage exhibited significant structural deterioration. Our work encompassed the field survey, construction repair document and construction administration phases. Repair work began in 1993 and proceeded on a phased basis until 2001. The construction repair cost was $3.2 Million – right in line with MCE’s repair cost estimate.
Our work was later expanded to include a wide variety of other building analysis and repair issues including structural analysis of HVAC and penthouse maintenance room pipe supports, analysis and repair of the roof.Primary MCE personnel assigned to this project were Michael A. Moran, III, P.E., Lawrence S. Nagielski, P.E., and Richard J. Super, P.E.