Design/Build Construction Ambassador
When the Canadian Embassy needed a new entrance, they looked to Structure Tone to lead the design/build construction process. With the client’s basis of design, we enlisted Gensler to help us further develop the design into a stunning new public entry. Given the prominent location of the building, it was imperative that the new entrance was appropriately designed and secure.
The Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) had authority over the design due to its location on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our team understood the requirements and approval process from previous experience and expedited the process. Our skilled team coordinated the intricate procedure between the client, CFA and local authorities.
Quality and Security Concerns
Structure Tone and Gensler developed fully coordinated drawings and scope packages during design that were then reviewed and approved by the client. Thus the documents distributed to the subcontracting community for bids were complete and accurate. Structure Tone expected perfection, and nothing less, from its subcontractors during construction. Subpar work was rejected and redone. The quality control by our project team contributed to the successful completion of the project.
Security was also a top priority. All material entering the building was checked at the new centralized entrance and monitored with state-of-the-art video systems. In addition to these measures, we developed a blast resistant design that provided extra security for visitors.