Procon’s Construction Management division will be providing comprehensive owner’s representation to GSA for the replacement of fire alarm systems at the Department of Labor headquarters on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The seven-story Frances Perkins Building, with over 1.8 million gross square feet, was completed in 1975 and its fire alarm system is outdated and in need of replacement. The $16 million project will entail the complete replacement of existing fire alarms with a state-of-the-art alarm and communication system. The work will be conducted primarily outside of business hours and the building will remain occupied and operational throughout the demolition and construction process.
The award of the project comes on the heels of Procon’s successful completion of construction management services for the $26 million renovation of the occupied FDIC headquarters building, and the award of a similar fire alarm and fire suppression project at 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.