International Monetary Fund Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Indefinite Delivery/INdefinite Quantity - Multiple Projects
The International Monetary Fund Headquarters stands an eclipsing (for Washington D.C.) 130-feet-high and encompasses 650,000-sf of office space featuring an atrium, three levels of underground parking, a 450-seat meeting facility, a training facility for the IMF Institute, a two-story restaurant, and retail. Over its history SETTY has provided MEP services of all scales for the IMF over the last two decades. Under our IDIQ, SETTY has recently provided the following large-scale complex efforts:
A) COOLING TOWER REPLACEMENT
SETTY confirmed the findings of prior surveys and verified existing conditions, operability, etc. and then coordinated with IMF’s facilities staff, on-site building engineering staff, consultants, and related vendors in order to provide a comprehensive analysis about the impact of any new proposed equipment on the existing building, such as weights, ventilation requirements, access, and serviceability. SETTY engineers also took the initiative to conduct analyses on alternate locations for new equipment. As a result, SETTY prepared drawings and specifications for the replacement of four cooling cells that could operate individually, or together as a unit, structural support, piping, valves, catwalk, ladders, controls, and a water treatment system. In doing so, we ensured that by replacing the cooling towers the system would provide a minimum of 6,000 tons of capacity, 24/7-year round operability, and utilized current technologies and energy-efficient processes. Smart, right? Identifying and complying with the IMF’s LEED certification requirements, both from a design and implementation perspective were challenges that the team-both the IMF and SETTY-worked through to provide a successful project.
B) SUBSTATION REPLACEMENT
SETTY provided design services to prepare drawings and specifications for the replacement of the double ended Substation switchgear, and one of its associated transformers. This substation serves many important building loads, such as office power and lighting, kitchen equipment, domestic water booster pumps, and building elevators vital to the operation of the building.
C) GENERATOR REPLACEMENT
SETTY provided survey, analysis, and design services for the replacement of two emergency generators (400 kW each) in the IMF Headquarters.The emergency electrical loads in the building were previously served by three diesel generators. Recently, one of the generators failed and required significant repairs to return it to service. During the repairs, it was discovered that many parts are no longer available to repair this machine. A capital project has been funded to replace the Phase 1 and 2 generators.