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Building Name: Embassy Suites Hotel
Site Location and Address: 8100 Loisdale Road Springfield, Virginia
Occupancy Type: Residential/ Hotel R1
Building Height: 93 Feet Number of Stories: 7, 6 Stories Above Grade + Cellar
Project Delivery Method: Design-Bid- Build
Project Cost: $31.5 Million
Construction Dates: Start- November 2011, Completion- July 13th 2013
Owner: Miller Global Properties, LLC.
Location: 4643 South Ulster Street Suite 1500 Denver, Colorado
Company Web site: http://www.millerglobal.com
Architect: Cooper Carry
Location: 625 North Washington Street Suite 200
Company Web site: http://www.coopercarry.com/
Structural: SK & A Structural Engineers, PLLC
Location: 1155 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 800 Washington, DC
Company Web site: http://www.skaengineers.com
MEP: Jordan and Skala
Location: 14500 Avion Parkway Suite 110 Chantilly, Virginia
Company Website: http://www.jordanskala.com/
Construction Manager: Balfour Beatty Construction .3
Civil: Christopher Consultants, LTD
The reimaging of a location comprised of an old two story motel building, the project team is in the process of converting the existing sight into a luxurious 219 guest room Embassy Suites Hotel for Miller Global Properties, LLC. The building is located minutes from interstate I-95 in Fairfax County Virginia. With its many amenities present, including a large open air atrium and spacious two room suites, the hotel will serve as a model for comfort and convenience. The building foot print offers long flowing curved lines that give it immense visual appeal and a unique flow. The building will feature over 1300 square foot pool area, a 1600 square foot fitness exercise center along with multiple meeting areas and a bar and lounge area. Located on the hotel’s ground floor, will also be housing over 1400 square feet of retail space.
Historical requirements or historical district limitations are not applicable to this building project.
The Springfield Virginia Embassy Suites Hotel building occupancy classifications are Assembly, Group A-2 and Business, Group 1B. The hotel is equipped with wet and dry sprinkler systems.
Building: 2009 Virginia Construction Code (IBC 2009) with the Virginia Statewide Building
Moving to the upper levels of the structure the exterior facade changes to exterior insulation finish system (EIFS). All of the external wall elements are part of a curtain wall system. Windows in the upper level floors also are refinished aluminum frame windows with 1” insulated glass.
The high level roofing system includes painted standard ribbed metal ribbed roof system on a steel structure The lower level roof system is comprised of a thermoplastic membrane fully adhered with heat welded seams and vapor retarder over a metal deck. Part of the lower level roof (top of part of the second floor) contains a green roof system that includes a pre-vegetated 50 percent extensive and a 50 percent intensive system that is placed upon a protective mat.
The goal of this green building project was to obtain a LEED - Certified accreditation. The sustainable practices in place during construction are the use of local construction materials, waste management control, the recycling of materials, and use of low emitting products (adhesives, stains, primers). There will also be energy conservation practices in place. Along with it’s sustainable practice will feature a partial green roof.
The Embassy Suites Hotel project was delivered using the design -bid- build project delivery method. The project began construction in November 2011 and will be completed July 13th of this year. Miller Global Properties, LLC hired Balfour Beatty Construction to oversee the 31.5 million dollar construction project.
The mechanical equipment that will be implemented consists of chilled & hot water supply pumps and return that are flexible and force coupled that will feature variable frequency drive. The air conditioning and cooling aspect of the HVAC system have a variable cfm capacity and will have a split air system that contains a single point power connection, auxiliary condensate drain safety switch, and a compressor with anti recycling controls. The heating system proposed is comprised of wall mounted surface and recessed heaters that contain auto reset overload thermostats unit wall mounted tamper proof thermostats and remote low voltage system. The roof top air unit features an 100% outside air system with a modulating gas reheat coil that is capable of producing a temperature of 70 degrees at 50% relative humidity.
Lighting /Electrical Systems
The electrical system in place at The Embassy Suites Hotel project contains a 3 phase 4 wire 277/ 480 volt system that goes through the building, having panel board on every level. The system also contains an 250 KW/ 312 KVA electrical generator for emergency purposes. The lighting system features many decorative lighting fixtures that include LED pendant lamps an custom wall sconces.
Located on either ends of the building structure the Embassy Suites contains to main stairwells. In addion to having one main elevator shaft containing 3 elevators and there is a service elevator located in the center of the structure. These transportation access all levels of the building.
The hub for the telecommunications systems is the main main electrical room located on the ground floor level . This room is connects to the subsequent smaller electrical rooms on every respective floor level. The telecommunications systems monists of voice/ data systems telephone services and security systems that will support the current plan of an open system of architecture. The sect system will consist of closed circuit caners, duress alarms key pads and intercom units located through the building.
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