Foley Upper Envelope Renovation


James T. Foley Courthouse, Albany, NY


U.S. General Services Administration


Architecture Structural Engineering


Project Overview:

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.

Project Fact:

The energy performance of the roof was improved through additional insulation, saving over 133,200,000 BTU per year.

Project Tags:

Feasibility Study, Historic Preservation, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Roofing, Masonry Restoration, Historical Preservation, Solar Array Payback Period Study, Sustainability, Energy Performance