Washington Convention Center

Henry Adams served as the mechanical and electrical manager for the construction phase of the Washington Convention Center. Duties include on-site representation for review and management of the mechanical and electrical construction. Our primary responsibility was the timely resolution of MEP design issues, ensuring prompt and correct response to show drawings and contractors’ RFIs.  Design assistance was provided as required for additional work and program changes. The design work includes mechanical and electrical revisions for food service, lighting, fire pump system and Metro expansion at the Mt. Vernon Station. The building has a 5-story glass entrance and four acres of glass walls. It encompasses 700,000 SF of exhibit space, 125,000 SF of meeting space in 70 rooms, 40,000 SF of retail space including foodservice for multiple service bars and catering, 1000 miles of wiring, 70 miles of piping, a fiber optic network and satellite system.  A major task included expedited response to construction coordination issues, and avoiding construction delays on this fast-track project. Henry Adams provided design reviews and professional guidance throughout the four-year construction.

Additional Information:

LocationWashington, DC
Completion Date
Construction Value $800,000,000
OwnerWashington Convention Center Authority
Architecttvsdesign (Formerly Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates)
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