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Building 10 H- and J-Wing Renovations (Task Order 40)

Construction Cost: $1,700,000

Type of Project: Design-Build Task Order

Project Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Project Owner: National Institute of Health


The construction requires a sequenced approach; completing J-Wing renovations first in order to accommodate vacating the H-Wing spaces so that construction can proceed in H-Wing. The full reconstruction of this lab space required a detailed phasing effort to accommodate the needs of NIH. We worked closely with the end-users, NIH and our design partner to develop an optimal phasing scenario that addressed NIH’s moveout of the J-Wing areas and the requisite de-commission/abatement of the area of existing hazardous materials. Once those phases were complete, ARGO mobilizes to the site and began demolition to reconfigure the spaces. ARGO progressed with the reconstruction which included new building systems, finishes, walls and doors – a full-scale renovation. The project is currently finishing the closeout phase to provide NIH CAD As-Built documentation, O&M manuals, construction records and documentation, and warranties.



ARGO was awarded a $50M Multiple Award – Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Construction Contract to renovate various buildings at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda Campus and other satellite locations. To date, the 40 task orders ARGO has been awarded have included a variety of design-build and design-bid-build tasks including renovation of the medical clinic, administrative, public and all associated support areas, replacement, repair and relocation of interior and exterior utility systems, along with renovation and retrofitting of BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratory and animal spaces, among others. ARGO’s services also included the repair, renovation, replacement, and testing of medical gas systems throughout buildings 5, 10, 35, and 49. These systems were vital to supplying oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen/surgical air to various procedure rooms within these buildings.

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