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CADD Services for Capitol Office Buildings

Location: Washington, D.C. Client: Architect of the Capitol

JMT has supported the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) with expedited CADD support services during the past four consecutive election cycles.

Under our GSA schedule contract, JMT has worked with the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) for four consecutive election cycles, performing expedited CADD support services.

The AOC's Architecture Division relied on JMT for short-term, fast-tracked CADD assistance to modify office space in the Rayburn, Longworth and Cannon House Office Buildings following the November 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 congressional elections.  Wholesale floor plan renovations occurred in the Rayburn, Longworth and Cannon buildings as a result of the reassignment of Congressional office space due to the defeat, re-election or election of new Members of Congress.  The renovations needed to be accomplished in an extremely short time frame so that office space would be available for Members of Congress at the start of the new Congress in early January.

Several of JMT's professional CADD staff worked with Representatives' staffs, including their space planners, architects and aides, to develop office space plans.  At working sessions, the group quickly identified space requirements, layouts, wall relocations, and any related interior modifications.  These were converted from ideas to tracing paper to professional construction CADD drawings.  Subsequently, the building modification plans were used by contractors to alter the interiors for congressional offices.  JMT staff remained on-site to alter plans as construction continued, to reflect any actual modifications so that an "as built" record was created for the AOC.  Each cycle, this effort extended several months beyond originally anticipated as final modifications to the plans were required.

One of JMT's CADD staff was retained for an extended period to assist the AOC with multiple assignments:

  • The finalization of fire exit plan diagrams for all occupied rooms in the Rayburn, Longworth and Cannon House Office Buildings as well as the Ford House Office Building.  This entailed the finalization and printing of approximately 2,500 individual diagrams.
  • Modifications to the Congressional offices due to changes in staff requirements as well as the preparation of drawings relating to the reassignment of office space for a variety of support staff occupying office space in the House Office Buildings.  This varied from a simple rearrangement of office space to create a more functional work environment, to a complete department office layout in a vacant area of office space to accommodate a growing department staff.
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