Jacobs Bags $70m GSA Contract
Officials estimate the construction value to be approximately $70m. Funding for the project is made available under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
According to Jacobs, the 22-story, 496,285 square foot office tower occupies a full city block in the southwestern area of Houston's central business district. The 24-year-old building requires building system modernization, repairs and major upgrades to function properly.
Work includes replacement of the building's window system; heating, ventilation and air conditioning modernization; accessibility improvements; and upgrades to the lobby plaza and garage.
Jacobs said that the building is 95 percent occupied with a variety of federal tenants and will remain fully operational during the anticipated four-year construction schedule. The building is targeted to meet a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, as defined by the US Green Building Council.
Tom McDuffie, vice president for Jacobs Group, said: “We are very pleased that GSA Region 7 has shown its confidence in our ability to deliver quality services to them by awarding us such a high profile, complex project. We value our relationship with GSA and look forward to helping them meet their goals.”
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