US Coast Guard


Project Name: US Coast Guard

Location: SE Washington DC
Owner: GSA
Size: 1.2 Million SF
Cost: 435 Million USD

The new headquarters of the U.S. Coast Guard is located on a 176-acre site in southeast Washington, D.C. The $435 million, 1.2 million square-foot site includes an 11-story office building, central utility plant, and two seven-story parking garages. There is a 120-foot change in elevation in the project site which designers have taken advantage of. The building is being designed for LEED Silver certification. This is the first installment of the Department of Homeland Security’s new planned consolidated campus. Project completion is set for early 2013.

FMC and associates has been subcontracted to perform construction materials quality control and inspections for this project. Our services include concrete testing for all cast-in-place concrete for all buildings and both parking garages, including a large array of slope stability caissons throughout the sloping site. FMC also provides testing and inspection of earthwork services for the project including soil backfill and compaction testing and inspection. Also FMC services extended to testing of foundation subgrade to verify bearing capacity.

Due to the nature and size of the project, an on-site concrete batch plant has been constructed, and FMC has performed batch plant inspections as an additional service. Also on specialty services side FMC provides testing of floor flatness and levelness (FF/FL) for all buildings.