Business Intelligence – October 2020
In the midst of all the recent challenges and changes, have you found new opportunities for your company and, if so, what is one of the most interesting opportunities?
Project Manager/Studio Manager
Hayles and Howe Inc.
This past year has been filled with lessons of how to navigate unforeseen issues, keep employees and families safe, working and remaining future-focused. Thanks to the experience and diverse skills of our highly-trained craftspeople, we have been flexible and fortunate enough to remain busy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Among our current projects, we have been engaged in the early design development process for a challenging project to preserve and re-suspend two large ornamental plaster ceilings in two adjacent, historic bank halls in Washington, DC. The design adds two new floors on top of the buildings, all the while preserving the ceilings intact throughout the structural retrofit. We look forward to continuing to preserve buildings and the traditional trades though our work.
Senior Project Executive
Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane Building Company has been selected to provide construction management at-risk services for the new National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade. The 75,000 SF museum and conference center will be located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) and serve as a public-access building for the Agency. Major spaces within the building include the flat floor auditorium, a main hall/exhibit area, orientation theater, library and rare book room, gift shop, cafe and dining area. Designed by Ziger Snead, the proposed exterior skin is limestone and includes a large, low slope metal framed skylight. The entire façade also includes a cryptologic message embedded into it. Upon completion, the project will be gifted to the NSA. The mission of the center is to educate the public on the history of cryptology and cybersecurity, promote understanding of STEM integration in NSA’s work; and to commemorate the accomplishments and sacrifices of the NSA community.