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Houston METRO Downtown Office Tower Pre-Renovation Survey, Houston, Texas

Client:             Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority
Location:             Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Markets:            
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Commercial

Challenges

Pre-renovation survey of a 14-story office tower; and the need for a streamlined scope of work and sampling plan to discretely complete a comprehensive survey of the building without impacting continued business operations within the facility. Work was expedited for the construction of emergency equipment tie-ins to permit continued facility operation during natural disaster.

METRO office building first floor lobby

Second floor METRO board auditorium

Solutions

TGE coordinated with METRO personnel to inspect the building and prepared a detailed sampling plan; reviewed architectural and as-built drawings for the building; coordinated/conducted an exhaustive industrial hygiene survey throughout the building (including “sensitive” financial/IT areas); field work was completed discretely with no disruption to the general public, METRO employees, or normal business operations.

Outcome

TGE’s on schedule and on budget survey facilitated environmental compliance for the construction of emergency equipment tie-ins to permit continued facility operation during natural disasters and equipped METRO personnel with necessary information for planning future building renovation/maintenance.

METRO office area

Bottom4

Building central plant mechanical equipment

Bottom5

Typical HVAC mechanical equipment on each floor

Bottom6

HVAC ductwork and fireproofing with garage area