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ASHRAE OR-16-C011

Design-Build Successes and Challenges for the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building

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Organization: ASHRAE
Publication Date: 1 January 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 5
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The design-build construction method presents opportunities and challenges to all the groups involved in a construction project. This paper will explore how the mechanical and electrical designers and contractors addressed these opportunities and challenges for the recent Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building modernization project in downtown Denver, Colorado. The project involved approximately 500,000 square feet of renovation and deep energy retrofit in an existing high-rise building which is anticipated to to be added to the National Register of Historic Places in the future. The project team was challenged to rebuild the entire mechanical/electrical infrastructure while maintaining the historic exterior fa├žade and keeping the adjoining courthouse operational which has mechanical/electrical systems fed from the office building. Because the building provides office space for multiple government agencies, the design-build team was tasked with coordinating the differing agencies' requirements and schedules to complete their spaces. The building owner, the General Services Administration, had very aggressive energy-saving goals; one of these goals was for the project's lighting to be 100% LEDs, which presented a challenge due to the lack of commercially available LED fixtures in 2010. The project team consisted of a general contractor, who held the contracts for the architectural and structural designers and for the mechanical and electrical contractors. The mechanical and electrical contractors held the contracts with the respective mechanical and electrical designers.

Document History

ASHRAE OR-16-C011
January 1, 2016
Design-Build Successes and Challenges for the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building
The design-build construction method presents opportunities and challenges to all the groups involved in a construction project. This paper will explore how the mechanical and electrical designers...
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