The Construction Management Association of America National Capital Chapter (CMAA NCC) honored the Refrigeration Plant Revitalization Program Phases 1, 2A and 2B at the Capitol Power Plant as Project of the Year in the Infrastructure Category (constructed value less than $50 million) at their Spring Awards Dinner. The annual program recognizes outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management.
KCI’s Anya Lagasse, CCM, EIT, joined Christine Merdon, John Williams, and Brian Huddle from the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) in accepting the award.
Under the administration of the AOC, the power plant was originally built in 1909 to support the heating and electricity needs of two office buildings, now known as the Cannon House Office Building and the Russell Senate Office Building. Since that time, the power plant has undergone many renovations to meet the demands of the 18 facilities that it now serves in the Capitol complex. CMAA NCC recognized the construction management team’s significant contribution towards the recent improvement of the facility’s equipment to increase operational efficiency of steam and chilled water production. KCI provided scheduling services for each phase of the project, including the replacement of two 3,000 ton chillers, the installation of two 5,400 ton variable speed chillers and three cooling towers. These upgrades will help to meet energy conservation efforts and improve efficiency at the power plant for years to come.