Portals Office Building

Washington, D.C.
Owner: Republic Properties, Inc.
Architect: Weihe Partnership
Engineer: Engineering Design Group (EDG)
Contract Value: $7.8 Million

The Portals Office Building is approximately 525,000 square feet, with an adjoining garage of approximately 306,000 square feet.  The mechanical system contained 1680 tons of cooling supplied by thirty-seven (37) V.A.V. air handling units, through five hundred and eighty-one (581) fan powered V.A.V. boxes.  Heating was supplied by electric heating coils in the perimeter V.A.V. boxes.  Pierce’s work on this project included coordination, fabrication, and installation of the plumbing, H.V.A.C., and fire protection systems.