A study of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems of this 592,000 SF office building was initiated to determine whether the existing infrastructure was compliant with GSA requirements. The study also examined how existing MEP components might impact a new tenant’s ability to achieve LEED certification for a fit-out.
GHT examined existing original design drawings of the building, interviewed operating personnel, and observed MEP systems in the penthouse, on the roof, and in some occupied tenant spaces. The scope did not include destructive testing of infrastructure or observation of components concealed in walls, ceilings, or other inaccessible areas.
The companion report prepared by GHT featured an executive summary, explanation of how the study was performed, brief narratives describing conditions of each discipline area (MEP), chart detailing condition and expected remaining life of all infrastructure components, LEED scorecard commentary, and commentary on whether the building would be expected to comply with selected items from GSA Form L201C. Additional diagrams, drawings, and spreadsheets help illustrate the study’s findings.