The Catholic University of America, Multiple Projects, Washington, DC
MGAC has worked with The Catholic University of America (CUA) to deliver multiple projects across the campus under a Master Services Agreement.
CUA initially engaged MGAC following the region’s notable earthquake in 2011. MGAC was instrumental in assessing the earthquake’s impact and negotiating the insurance claims related to 24 masonry buildings that suffered widespread structural damage. MGAC also led the effort to restore CUA’s historic structures without interruption to the academic year.
MGAC soon returned to manage the wholesale infrastructure upgrade, renovation, and exterior repairs to the historic Father O’Connell Hall. In addition to adding two elevators to the century-old structure, the team sealed a leaky basement and building envelope, elevated the building to meet ADA requirements, and developed inventive methods to incorporate fire protection piping and sprinkler heads with minimal disturbances to the historic fabric. A LEED Certified building, Father O’Connell Hall includes low flow plumbing fixtures, energy efficient motion sensors, multi-zoned heating and cooling systems, and a green roof.
Our most recent efforts on the campus have included a review of a campus-wide energy audit and recommendations to reduce energy use and costs, as well as academic and historic building renovations.