GSA Design-Build contract for Balcony, Skylight, Stone and Flashing Repairs
The General Services Administration recently awarded a $7.5M design-build contract to ARS Aleut Construction to design and construct the Balcony, Wall Stone Flashing and Skylight Roofing Repairs at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Headquarters (Robert F. Kennedy Building) in Washington, DC. This project is to fully repair water infiltration at exterior balconies located on various floors surrounding the outside and interior courtyard of the building. The exterior balconies topped with slate, stone and concrete pavers are no longer keeping the interior offices dry from moisture. The DOJ has experienced water infiltration into the building at just about all balcony locations. These leaks have been causing major damage to the historical ceiling and walls of offices and conference room areas throughout the building. Major work items will include survey, design and replacement of floor roofing over skylights, floor removal and reinstalling wall stones and replacing flashing, balcony roofing, deteriorating mortar and sealants. Multiple roof drains will be replaced or refurbished. The DOJ Headquarters is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.