James T. Foley Courthouse, Albany, NY
U.S. General Services Administration
Service:Architecture Structural Engineering
Time had taken its toll on the envelope of the Foley Federal Courthouse. By correcting the existing building envelope deficiencies of this historic structure, this project was able to extend the useful life of this significant capital asset for the Federal Government.
Construction documents, cost estimates, and construction period services were provided for the renovation which included the replacement of 38,000 SF of roofing, restoration of 800 SF of masonry, and options for onsite generation of solar power. Restoration included repointing of the top-most course of marble and face brick at the interior courtyards.
The Foley Federal Courthouse provides a constrained, urban location that required a phasing plan to successfully execute construction. While implementing the project, all operations of the Courthouse continued without disruption.
The energy performance of the roof was improved through additional insulation, saving over 133,200,000 BTU per year.