GSA JJ Pickle Federal Building Exterior Restoration and HVAC Upgrades
The 11-story J.J. Pickle Federal Building is part of a master facility that includes a large plaza. The 275,000 GSF building was originally constructed in 1964 and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Currently, the building is occupied by the Internal Revenue Service, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Transportation, and other government agencies.
This renovation will entail major building systems upgrades to improve energy efficiency as well as tenant comfort. This project has been broken into three phases: Phase I includes a new roof with safety handrails and new PV support system, re-caulking and cleaning of the entire exterior of the building and ended in August 2017. The exterior is primarily concrete. Phase II includes new interior lighting, new HVAC system, and a new fire alarm system with an anticipated end date of October 2019. Phase III will exclusively include the windows of the building and research is currently ongoing for the most efficient option of retrofit vs. replacement. Construction cost is estimated at approximately $33.1 million.
AFG is responsible for the overall management of the entire design build process from pre-design through post construction. The building is fully-occupied, and will remain fully-operational during construction. Noise, dust, and pedestrian safety precautions were closely monitored by AFG. Other services AFG will provide include furniture acquisition and move coordination.