Procon has won a contract to provide owner’s representation and construction management services to GSA for the JW Powell Federal Building in Reston, Virginia. Completed in 1972, the Powell Building is just over 1 million square feet and has not had any major renovations since it was built. It currently serves as the headquarters for the US Geological Survey, houses approximately 2,000 employees, and is located on an 84-acre federal campus. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the building consists of reinforced concrete columns and beams with exterior pre-cast concrete panels and glass set back from the exterior columns. Procon will provide construction management for a major fire alarm system upgrade. The work will be conducted primarily outside of business hours and the building will remain occupied and operational throughout the demolition and construction process.
In recent months Procon has won construction management contracts for similar fire alarm and fire suppression projects at the Department of Labor Frances Perkins headquarters in Washington, DC, the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Building in Battle Creek, Michigan, and the Little Rock Federal Office Building in Little Rock, Arkansas. Procon will provide complete construction management services including oversight of design, construction, and testing phases.