Integrated Facility Services has begun work on a nearly $10 million HVAC, plumbing and fire protection renovation project at the Robert A. Young Federal Building.
The project is part of a $62 million design-build seismic retrofit of the historic 20-story building led by McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., the design-build contractor.
The 1.05 million-square-foot federal building, constructed in 1933, is located within 150 miles of the New Madrid fault, one of the largest known earthquake faults in North America. IFS is relocating, replacing and bracing mechanical systems, VAV boxes, HVAC ductwork, fire protection and plumbing to accommodate the new structural steel braces and seismic dampers being installed.
The building houses nearly 40 federal agencies and more than 3,000 workers. The design-build team is working to minimize disruption while renovating the building for enhanced safety during and after a potential seismic event.