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Building Exterior Nears Completion
A New Building Construction Update
September 24, 2013
Construction continues on the dual-purpose collections and conservation resource center to be located on GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The building will feature a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art collections and conservation resource center and an adjacent 30,000 square feet of additional space, to be designed and built-out for future academic and research activities.
By the end of October the construction team expects to have achieved substantial completion of the project, including interior finishes and exterior site work and landscaping. They will then commence with the rigorous testing period before the museum collections are brought into the facility. Full operation of the facility is projected for early 2014.
September 2013: Construction view of the collections and conservation resource center, taken from the intersection of George Washington Blvd. and Presidential Drive. The building is located at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va. Photo Credit: Prospera-U.S.
September 2013: Main entrance from GW Boulevard of the partially constructed collections and conservation resource center. Photo Credit: Prospera-U.S.
- Recent Construction Activity:
- Installed windows, including the large glass curtain;
- Installed roofing and air conditioning units;
- Installation of the brick exterior of the building is underway;
- Interior work is underway.
September 2013: View from westbound GW Boulevard of the partially constructed collections and conservation resource center. Photo Credit: Prospera-U.S.
September 2013: Rear entrance from Knoll Square of the partially constructed collections and conservation resource center. Photo Credit: Prospera-U.S.
- Upcoming Construction Activity:
- Complete the exterior of the building;
- Install the remaining interior mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems;
- Complete the interior drywall installation;
- Interior finishes, painting, flooring and cabinetry;
- Complete the permanent utilities and have the major HVAC systems started and operational;
- Begin the exterior site work (sidewalks, fine grading and landscaping).
There is a webcam available where interested parties can monitor construction progress remotely. Please visit this link for the site camera. The site also features a “Time-Lapse” button where visitors can watch the building “being erected” in a 2-minute video generated using accumulated photos over time.
Questions or Concerns
For project questions and/or concerns, please contact David Dent, Executive Director of Planning, Development, and Construction at (202) 740-0907 or by e-mail.