Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
Owner: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Contract Value: Exceeds $3 million
HSU was the prime contractor on this IDIQ to extensively renovate the entire Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. Due to the requirement for temporary dust and particle confinement in this highly sensitive medical care facility, HSU personnel took extra precautionary measures by learning special procedures for carrying out its work.
While this IDIQ is referred to as the "Halls and Walls," its scope of work includes renovation of all architectural systems, including impacted trades. It had projects being performed simultaneous throughout the numerous wings of the hospital facility. Projects included wallpaper removal and re-skinning of walls, painting and corner guards, replacement of bumper guards and handrails, replacement of vinyl base and ceiling tile and light fixtures, chapel renovation involving new pew, floor, ceilings and lighting; 2k nursing home renovation including flooring and nursing station, kidney analysis conversion for the medical center. Unique challenges relevant to this project include the following:
Dust/particle mitigation efforts. HSU site personnel attended ICRA (Industrial Chemical Research Association) classes on proper encapsulation of work areas during construction. Barriers were constructed to prevent dust from entering the patient-care units and to ensure that barriers were impermeable to fungal spores in compliance with local fire codes.
Occupied spaces. The need for noise control was similarly important, as the work was carried out in a medical care facility.
High Security. All personnel were required to be cleared prior to commencing work at the site.