|McCarthy Building Cos. has been awarded a $62 million design-build seismic renovation job of the Robert A. Young Federal Building located in downtown St. Louis.|
According to the company, the project will include a seismic retrofit of the building along with the seismic bracing of ceilings, partitions and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. With the New Madrid fault located about 166 miles southeast of St. Louis, building officials wanted to enhance the safety for tenants in case of an event.
The design phase of the project will begin this month with construction slated for mid-2016. The design-build team includes Gensler and Thornton Tomasetti as well as St. Louis firms Etegra, William Tao & Associates, Aschinger Electric, Air Masters, Gateway Mechanical Fire Protection, and Geotechnology Inc., according to McCarthy.
The Robert A. Young building, which is 1,050,000-square feet and 98 percent occupied, is located at Tucker and Spruce streets. It is managed by the U.S. General Services Administration and tenants include various federal agencies — the Internal Revenue Service, State Department, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. That facility also houses a cafeteria, daycare, fitness center and credit unions.
“The Robert A. Young Federal Building seismic renovation is an important and challenging project,” said Kevin Williams, senior vice president of McCarthy. “The team is focused on delivering a safer building to the tenants and GSA while minimizing the disruption to existing occupants throughout construction. McCarthy brings extensive seismic retrofit and construction experience in high seismic zones, including Missouri and the West Coast.”
St. Louis Business Journal © January 2016
Source: IFS – Article