Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in Virginia awarded Manhattan Construction Co. the contract to build a new office building and parking garage in Fairfax, Va. The contract is approximately $48.5 million and includes construction of a five-story, 200,000-sf building and a 230,000-sf parking garage. The project is managed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.
This is the second project Manhattan has contracted with the County to build, said Lee. Manhattan completed the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center and Forensics Facility in 2008 for which the company was honored as Contractor of the Year by the American Public Works Association - Virginia/DC/Maryland Chapter.
When complete, Fairfax’s new building will house behavioral healthcare services of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, including 24/7 emergency services.
Designed by Noritake Associates of Alexandria Virginia, the project is LEED-registered, seeking LEED Silver certification.
The exterior of the building and garage will feature architectural precast concrete, metal panels, punched and ribbon windows, and glazed curtain wall. The base of the building will be clad in natural stone.
The 712-space cast-in-place parking garage includes a “Limelight” lighting control system designed to provide a 65 percent reduction in energy costs when compared to regular systems. The system includes motion sensors and instant notification of any light?out scenario through e-mail or pda messages. +