Location: Salt Lake City, UT
So “GSA is leading the way on the use of innovative technology in buildings to cut energy usage, save money, and boost a new American energy industry,” said Susan Damour, GSA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator. “Commercial real estate accounts for nearly 20 percent of U.S. energy use, making the sector one of the biggest opportunities for GSA to curb greenhouse gas emissions and build a 21st century, clean-energy economy.”
This project expects to use building materials that contain at least 30 percent recycled content. The building materials will also be comprised of matter that has been extracted and manufactured within 500 miles of the project site. Furthermore, it is expected to save or create more than 500 construction jobs a great majority of which will be filled by the local community.
The new building design is expected to achieve. LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The building is four stories tall, containing approximately 160,000 square feet. It will require more than 4,000,000 pounds of steel and 7,000 yards of concrete. The facility will showcase an ornamental staircase capped by a pyramid-shaped skylight, providing natural light deep into the interior of the building.
So the FBI and GSA developed a 10-year acquisition program aimed at replacing or modernizing 39 FBI field offices and four major resident agency facilities across the country. The bulk of these projects are being accomplished through build-to-suit lease construction. Including this project and has a budget of $75 million dollars in construction and also construction management fees. So the project is expected to be complete late summer of 2012.
Source: Construction Magazine edited from FBI Salt Lake City press release