subscribe to ENR magazine subscribe
contact us
advertise
careers industry jobs
events events
FAQ
Mcgraw Hill Construction
ENR Logo
SUBSCRIBE TODAY
& receive immediate web access
comment

Best Green Project

Text size: A A
Photo by Eric Laignel
CoStar Group Headquarters
----- Advertising -----

The CoStar Group's Washington, D.C., headquarters combines functional design and sleek aesthetics. The phased interior renovation for the real estate information firm spanned nine floors.

The rehab created a new lobby with a two-story video monitor as well as a high-tech auditorium, a state-of-the-art fitness center, open-plan research areas, a field-research area for managers and lunchrooms on every floor.

The new LEED-Platinum headquarters features several sustainable building features, including a daylight harvesting system that allows occupants to maximize natural light and reduce energy costs.

An integrated lighting and shading system is controlled by the position of the sun and natural light levels in the space. Equipment and software allow the system to account for adjacent buildings and even for cloudy weather to enhance the built environment while remaining energy-efficient.

The facility houses mostly open office space on a raised flooring system that supports its advanced technical requirements. Research floors are all designed on an open plan to facilitate communication and interaction among employees.

The phased delivery was completed in an occupied building. On-time completion of each phase was critical for keeping subsequent phases on schedule. Through close coordination with the client and building owner, James G. Davis Construction was able to ensure on-time delivery while maintaining a safe environment for workers and building occupants. One example of this included the construction of a fully functional temporary lobby.

The project's condensed schedule required integrated efforts among team members for expeditious materials procurement and release.

Low slab-to-slab heights and high ceilings required intense MEP coordination. The Davis team used laser scanning technology and virtual construction techniques to avoid costly delays in the field due to plenum coordination conflicts.

 

CoStar Group Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Key Players

Owner CoStar Group

Design Firm Perkins + Will

General Contractor James G. Davis Construction

Construction Manager Lincoln Property Co.

MEP Engineer GHT

Structural Engineer Tadjer Cohen Edelson

Electrical Contractor Natelco

Mechanical ContractorW.E. Bowers; R&R Mechanical

Woodworking Columbia Woodworking

Drywall and Acoustical Ceilings C&V Construction Associates

Telecommunications and Data Contractor Orion Communications

Glass and Glazing Del Ray Glass; Protec Glass; Kensington Glass

Keywords:

----- Advertising -----
  Blogs: ENR Staff   Blogs: Other Voices  
Critical Path: ENR's editors and bloggers deliver their insights, opinions, cool-headed analysis and hot-headed rantings
Project Leads/Pulse

Gives readers a glimpse of who is planning and constructing some of the largest projects throughout the U.S. Much information for pulse is derived from McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge.

For more information on a project in Pulse that has a DR#, or for general information on Dodge products and services, please visit our Website at www.dodge.construction.com.

Information is provided on construction projects in following stages in each issue of ENR: Planning, Contracts/Bids/Proposals and Bid/Proposal Dates.

View all Project Leads/Pulse »

 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.