Project Update

Construction Update – Upcoming Overnight Work on Pipes

By March 20, 2018 No Comments

Update April 4: Due to scheduling conflicts cleaning the pipes has been postponed. The work is now expected to begin sometime the week of April 9 and is expected to last seven (7) days and seven (7) nights from the time work begins. The pump will be monitored during the entire period of work. We will keep you updated if there are any changes.

Beginning on or around Monday, March 26, neighbors will notice overnight activity on 20th Street, near the corner of 20th Street and Florida Avenue, NW. Neighbors will see a temporary water pump on 20th Street, NW which is required to clean the pipes within the building.

The purpose of the HVAC system flush is to clean and remove any debris left over during welding and/or soldering of the piping system. The flushing also removes any scaling, rust and other naturally occurring material within the piping. This process is normally done to any closed loop hydronic systems to ensure proper operations and extend the system’s overall life expectancy.

The work is expected to begin at or around 8 a.m. on Monday, March 26 and is expected to last seven (7) days and seven (7) nights from the time work begins. The pump will be monitored during the entire period of work.

The project team does not anticipate any disruptions to traffic during this period of work. All businesses along 20th Street will be open during normal business hours.

Contact Information:

Our priority throughout construction is to be a good neighbor. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

For emergency concerns regarding the site, please contact:

  • Jim Herdman, Skanska superintendent, at [email protected] or 240-393-1928;
  • Brian Mukolwe, Skanska project manager, at 301-651-7370; or please dial 301-705-3100.

You can also follow our progress at building.agu.org.