Welcome to Michael Giuliani's AE Senior Thesis e-Portfolio
GENERAL BUILDING DATA
BUILDING NAME Brault Building
LOCATION 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Occupant Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)
Primary: Group B Business
Secondary: Group A-3 Assembly
SIZE 49,760 Square Feet
SOTRIES ABOVE GRADE 3 Stories
OWNER: Virginia Community College System
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Grunley Construction
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Grunley Construction
ARCHITECT: Cole & Denny Incorporated
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Mesen Associates, PC
MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Summer Consultants, Inc.
CIVIL ENGINEER: Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Ltd.
FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER: Protection Engineering Group
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: EDS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
START OF DESIGN: 21 April 2009
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: 2 July 2015
ACTUAL COAST INFORMATION $11,765,765
PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD Design-Bid-Build
DESIGN & GUNCTIONAL COMPONENT
The Brault Building on Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus is receiving a complete face lift from undergoing renovations. Upgrading to a more modern look, the Brault Building will feature a glass curtain wall on all newly constructed areas, while keeping the integrity of the existing façade. The new façade will allow more light to enter, allowing the building to be illuminated naturally in certain areas. A hanging garden decorates the entrance to the building to ease the transition from the landscape to the structure. The interior corridors flow organically to increase the ease of circulation to any destination. The circular design reduces the tendency for an occupant to walk into a dead end.
NATIONAL MODEL CODES
APPLICABLE CODE (Model Code Basis)
EDITION (Year) ADA Americans with Disabilities Act for Accessible Design (ASAD) 2010 Fire Prevention Virginia State Fire Prevention Code 2009 State Code Virginia Uniform State Building Code (VUSBC) 2009
Under Fairfax County’s zoning ordinance, Brault Building is specified in the C-3 Office District, Commercial section 4-300. This ordinance requires that the building may not exceed a height of 90 feet above grade and 15% of the gross area must be open landscaped. For more information on zoning for Fairfax County, VA, please visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoningordinance/.
Brault Building is not restricted to any historical building requirements.
he Brault Building consists of two separate façade systems, renovated and new curtain walls. Figure 1 displays the detail of the new curtain wall system, where Figure 2 displays the renovated curtain wall system.
On a ½” metal deck, this flat roof has tapered rigid insulation that is no thinner than 4” in all areas, to prevent building infiltration and energy loss. Figure 3 presents a section of the roof.
As most newly constructed and renovated buildings strive to better the environment and use less energy, the Brault Building is seeking to surpass the average. Reaching to achieve LEED Silver in New Construction/ Major Renovation, the Brault Building is upgrading its façade, to increase the amount of natural light that will illuminate the rooms for more hours of the day, and a complete reconstruction of the roof, to prevent infiltration and temperature change. It is one of NOVA’s goals to renovate all campus buildings to achieve a higher sustainability.