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Accordingly, the total requested for 1980, $69, 300, applies to that particular area. More specifically, it is intended that water flow measurement devices be installed in chilled water lines serving the major air conditioning units, in the domestic hot water circulation loop, and in the secondary hot water heating systems. These devices are essential for future automated monitoring and control, if maximum savings in resources are to be realized. Both presently occupied buildings, the Library of Congress and Thomas Jefferson, have been selected for these improvements and their related costs are $39,300 and $30,000, respectively.
As with all work to be done under this program, every effort will be made to schedule and coordinate this work to prevent any interference with the activities of or undue discomfort to building occupants. Engineering details, plans, drawings and specifications will be prepared by the Architect's Engineering Staff and purchase of materials will be accomplished as a result of competitive bids. Installation will be done in part by regular maintenance forces, supplemented by skilled temporary mechanics and laborers, under the supervision and direction of the Architect's Engineering Staff. It is requested that funds be appropriated on a "No Year" basis since much of the work will have to be done when the buildings are not heavily occupied and the systems can be shut-down.
Alterations and improvements to Coolidge Auditorium.....
The Coolidge Auditorium, located in the northwest court of the Main Building, was constructed in 1925 at a total cost of $94,000, financed by an endowment and gift from the late Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The auditorium was designed by Charles A. Platt, who was retained as architect for the project. The work was accomplished under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol.
The auditorium has a seating capacity of 511. It was planned for, and dedicated primarily to, the performance of chamber music. It is world renowned for its fine acoustical qualities for such presentations.
The auditorium, as designed and constructed, contains a small projection booth on the roof, above the lobby. The only changes or improvements that have been made in the auditorium since it was built have been limited to painting, installation of new flooring, and installation of air conditioning in 1960.
Under an allotment of $15,000 provided for 1973 for such purpose, the services of Milton L. Grigg, Elden F. Wood, Henry J. Browne, and George L. Williams, architects of Charlottesville and Alexandria, Virginia, were engaged by contract to make a survey, study, report, and submit an estimate of cost for recommended alterations and renovations deemed necessary to eliminate existing fire and other hazards under present-day safety standards, and to remedy any other conditions requiring change or improvement in the light of the changes in use that have occurred over the years.
Estimate 1980 #15 - LB&G - Struc. & Mech. Care Increases (continued)
OTHER INCREASES - NONRECURRING ITEMS (continued)
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As a result of the studies and recommendations submitted by these architects, it was requested that an appropriation of $500,000 be allowed for 1977 to effect alterations and improvements deemed necessary and desirable, but denial without prejudice was forthcoming from both the House and Senate.
According to present-day life safety standards for places of assembly, this facility can be considered less than adequate. The stage and dressing room areas are not noncombustible and the means of egress are not adequate. The location of the present projection booth is both difficult and hazardous, requiring entrance through a window and across the roof of the auditorium. The entire facility needs to be renovated and modernized. New modern lighting, sound system, and projection facilities are proposed to be constructed to allow film, slide, and TV programs of professional and historical quality to be utilized, in addition to its present use for Chamber music concerts.
A more detailed description of work proposed to be done follows; concluded by a breakdown of costs.
Corrected and modernized projection of motion pictures.
to be located at the rear of the auditorium in the general
of 2 existing dressing rooms.
live music, drama and lectures, as well as motion pictures,
Installation of complete modern lighting system throughout
the facility, in terms of general auditorium lighting, stage
necessary to comply with modern fire and life safety
mechanical, and electrical elements throughout the facility
throughout the facility, taking exceptional care that noise
is compatible with all auditorium functions.
dressing rooms and provide sprinklers over stage.
plated changes to the auditorium
with materials of similar aesthetic, wearing, and acoustical
characteristics as existing materials.
Site work, demolition, and other general requirements.... $ 52,700
8,400 Masonry work..............
3,800 Doors, windows, and glazing..............................
31,400 Finishes and specialties.................................
...... $ 448,000
Add: Contractors overhead and profit........
supervision, and contingency allowance...
Total Estimated Cost...