Preconstruction and Construction Services
National Council of La Raza (NCLR) turned to Structure Tone for preconstruction and construction management services for several projects within their headquarters. The 16,000sf renovation consisted of the lobby, façade, common areas and interior office space. Structure Tone was successful in dealing with the myriad of challenges involved in this project:
- worked closely with District of Columbia officials to close off 16th Street, a major thoroughfare
- the building and outdoor public spaces remained fully available during construction
- work was performed in a small space
- building had undocumented systems and no as-built drawings
Prepping the Construction Site
Preparation tasks for the façade replacement included test-boring for site-specific utility locations, as well as demolishing the existing canopy, landscaping, stone, plants, trees, and sidewalk. During the demolition of the façade, the aluminum was recycled and replaced with stainless steel panels. Structure Tone also managed the installation of the structural elements for the new canopy, infrastructure for new lights, and an irrigation system for new landscaping. The design integrates metal panels, stone work, granite pavers, and landscaping that create a striking presence in a prominent area of the nation's capitol.