PCA 02475 00 N24

Denver Federal Center Building 48 Modernization

Location Lakewood, CO

Client General Services Administration

Services Construction Management

Project Value $47 million

Hill is providing construction management services for the modernization of Building 48 at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) campus. The renovation of the space will mitigate significant leasing costs for the federal government’s Interior Business Center (IBC) and deliver a sustainable, efficient, and modern office space.

The project involves a complete renovation of a vacant warehouse into a fully occupied class A office building. Work on the facility will include structural repairs, remedies for architectural deficiencies, abatement of hazardous materials, and placement of underground utilities. The new building will feature upgraded building systems, a fire suppression system, roof replacement, an elevator, and improved landscaping. Parking space will be constructed next to the building. When completed, Building 48 will house approximately 149,000 SF of office space for the sole use of the IBC.

The project is divided in three distinct components. First, the site, which includes two outbuildings as well as Building 48, will be remediated to remove hazardous materials (HAZMAT) related to the building’s original mission as a munitions plant. Next, work will entail extensive structural repairs, architectural upgrades, and new utility connections. Finally, concurrently with the structural work, the interior will be redone and enhanced with new control systems, fire suppression system, elevators, and new landscaping and parking lot. Ultimately, the project will deliver a complete renovation of the facility into a class A office building tailored to the needs of the IBC and featuring cutting-edge sustainability measures and the latest in energy efficient systems.

Sustainability features for Building 48, include construction pollution prevention, light pollution reduction, daylighting, a green cleaning program, waste management and recycling, renewable energy production, indoor and outdoor water use reduction, electric car charging stations in the new parking lot, and indoor air quality management.

Hill is responsible for developing the project for its entire life cycle, including acquisition, mobilization, design-phase services, field services, commissioning, project management, and closeout. Hill is managing project schedule, managing cost, record keeping, inspecting work, reporting on progress, and preparing for project closeout and handover.