Grunley's Lead Superintendent assigned to the Washington Monument Earthquake Repair project, Steve Monroe, was interviewed by Al Roker from the TODAY Show as part of his coverage for the Monument re-opening. The three-minute long segment about the reopening of the Washington Monument can be viewed by clicking onto the following link: The TODAY Show. Be sure to watch until the very end to catch Steve Monroe’s closing comments.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Grunley held a topping out party at its 1355 17th Street, NW, project site. Here, the firm is constructing a new nine-story, 163,997 square foot luxury apartment building for Keener-Squire Properties. The final concrete deck pour was completed the day before the festivities.
Over 200 individuals participated in the ceremony, including representatives of Keener-Squire Properties, Eric Colbert & Associates, PC (the Architect), First Baptist Church (congregants will share an elevator and parking with the new building tenants), Grunley Construction, major subcontractors and their tradesmen. Everyone was treated to a BBQ luncheon.
Arlington Public Schools has selected Grunley as the prime contractor for the renovation of and addition to the Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. The contract is valued at $15,147,000 and will be completed over a phased, 17-month duration.
The renovation work at the existing 69,668 SF elementary school entails creating larger, reconfigured classrooms, meeting rooms and specialty rooms. In addition, the structure’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire/life safety systems will be upgraded; a new elevator and stairwell will be added; and the roofing system will be replaced. The new addition will be a 28,008 SF three-story steel structure with 15 classrooms and a new media center. Site improvements will include a new entry plaza and parent drop-off drive; reconfiguration of the field/track area and playground spaces; landscaping; and stormwater management facilities.
Grunley has been selected by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) to renovate and restore 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC to serve as its new headquarters building.
Located in Dupont Circle, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., is a National Historic Landmark built in 1917. It originally served as a luxury apartment building and home to Andrew Mellon, its most famous tenant. AEI purchased the property from the National Trust for Historic Restoration.
By Luca Covi, Senior Project Manager
The House of the Temple is the headquarters for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. The renovation of this iconic building in Washington, DC is valued at approximately $80 million and is currently in the planning and design phase. It will be accomplished with true Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methods. The IPD process is governed by the signing of a multi-party integrated form of agreement that provides for a complete collaborative environment, including the owner, architect, contractors and key subcontractors.
On February 5, 2013, eight companies, including Grunley, entered into this agreement that will be the most significant IPD project on the East Coast. It is also one of the first projects to utilize this form of contract on a major renovation.