Projects By Service

General Services Administration Retainer Contract

Project Summary

Bailey Edward leads a team of architecture and engineering specialists on an open-end retainer contract for work on General Services Administration (GSA) facilities. Projects vary in size and scope and are presented to the design team on an as-needed basis. The scope of the work includes architectural facility surveys, ADA compliance, health life safety assessments and security design. Retro-commissioning, construction administration, interior design and space planning are also provided. Building types include courthouses and various federal agency office buildings.

Bailey Edward has developed a protocol which provides responsive services to the GSA including the 100% return of proposals within mandated time frames and 100% delivery of construction documents on schedule while coordinating the efforts of numerous consultants located throughout the states of Illinois and Indiana.

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Location

Illinois (Outside Cook County) and Indiana

General Services Administration Judge’s Chamber Renovation Indianapolis

Project Summary

The existing chamber space was previously built out in the 1980’s. The client expressed to Bailey Edward that the jury room was found to be too small and the bathrooms were not accessible. In addition, the overall space planning did not utilize the space effectively. Bailey Edward proposed a design that increases the size of the Judge’s Chamber and Jury Room by taking out the conference room. A new conference room will be created in an area of the suite which is currently underutilized.

Additional coordination was provided to ensure that all changes to the building respond to the ARRA project concurrently underway for the building and for proper abatement and mitigation of existing asbestos containing materials and lead based paint.

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Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

General Services Administration Judge's Chamber Renovation Bloomington

Project Summary

The challenge in this project was to create an appropriate Judge’s Chamber space from a former court room, storage space and computer lab. Bailey Edward met with GSA officials and U.S. Court of Appeals representatives to establish the project needs and renovation requirements.

Investigations included review of exiting and path of travel requirements to ensure they met code requirements; as well as review of the building systems and structures. Obscured textured glass windows and doors were designed for the offices to give a sense of space to the corridor and offices. Existing barristers’ bookcases were refinished and used to create additional book storage in the corridor.

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Location

Bloomington, Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Facade and Plaza Restorations

Project Summary

The courthouse’s limestone façade was showing visible signs of stone cap displacement at the upper stone façade, parapet and parapet caps of the building. In order to accurately catalogue the locations for restoration work which included steel lintel replacement, limestone crack/spalling patching, joint repair and cleaning soiled areas, Bailey Edward used laser scanning, material testing and field surveys. Additionally, repairs were made to the buildings plaza area which required cleaning and salvaging entrance paver stones, installing new drainage systems and restoring historic lighting fixtures.

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Location

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Limestone Restoration and Tuckpointing Design

Project Summary

Bailey Edward was brought on to restore the National Historic Register courthouse’s ornate limestone façade, which was in dire needs of repairs as it had been suffering from years of severe deterioration. Restoration efforts included the removal of monolithic coping stones, replacing corroded stone fasteners with stainless steel fasteners, replacing deteriorated copper thru-wall flashing with new stainless steel flashing, replacing existing lead cams, and installing new sanded sealant along the roofing interface. These repair and restoration efforts helped to extend the life of the exterior of the building by 100+ years and maintain its unique historic character.

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Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Robert A. Grant Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Exterior Repairs

Project Summary

The 1930s era courthouse’s limestone and masonry façade was showing several signs of deterioration with cracks, spalling and failed masonry joints, a copper-lined limestone cornice-block gutter system that had reached its life-span limit, and neglected stone entry jams and terra-cotta parapets. To address the restoration needs of the building, Bailey Edward laser scanned the building, which allowed for detailed documentation of the current scope of deterioration and limited change orders for unforeseen condition repairs. With these insights, thorough historic specifications on the repair work and products were utilized for limestone patch repair procedures, selecting non-staining sealant, cleaning methodologies and the formulation of the existing mortar to properly match in strength and color. Using a holistic approach, Bailey Edward was able to advise the GSA on prioritizing repairs through phasing recommendations to address the areas in most need of repairs.

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Location

South Bend, Indiana

GSA Chicago Federal Center Water Infitration Study

Project Summary

For numerous years, the General Services Administration (GSA) had been monitoring multiple areas of water infiltration by having various AE firms conduct several studies in the Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe-designed buildings; formally known as the Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building. Bailey Edward performed the first comprehensive study that identified all solutions including structural issues, costs and priorities so that repairs could be implemented in a systematic manner. Using physical investigation and reviewing existing data and drawings from all previous studies and a recently completed plaza restoration project, Bailey Edward was able to determine that eight below-grade infiltration areas were under the building plaza.

To determine current conditions and identify areas of distress above and below grade, a combination of scaffolding, lifts and boson’s chairs were utilized during the façade surveys alongside other forms of destructive and non-destructive testing. Non-destructive testing included endoscopic and video televising, infrared thermography, electrical resistance, and un-calibrated water testing. Destructive testing included removing select concrete cores along with samples of sealants and expansion joints in order to view the conditions and assemblies behind the surfaces.

Thorough reports of deficiencies along with recommendations and opinions of probable construction cost were provided for review by the GSA, including review by the GSA’s historic preservation staff. A color coded 3-D digital model of the plaza and basements was developed so that inter-relationships between areas of distress and infiltration could be fully understood. In addition to presenting a digital model, the required scope of work for each area and building was reviewed and prioritized based on the level of deterioration in order to establish a phased approach based upon annual funds available.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois