« iepriekšējāTurpināt »
LIBRARY OF CONGRESSRENOVATION AND RESTORATION Question. I know your statement outlines the status of the Library of Congress restoration. Is that project finished now? Can the Library move back into the renovated space?
Response. The work of the Phase II Contract was substantially completed in August 1994 and Milestone IV was considered to be met. The Phase II Contractor must install the new bronze doors and frames at the First Floor, Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building and complete the testing of the fire and alarm system. Other work of the project that remains to be completed includes, but is not limited to: installation of the security system in both buildings; renovation of the Coolidge Auditorium and Whittall Pavilion; installation of sprinkler systems in the Rare Book stacks of the Thomas Jefferson Building and air conditioning work for Decks 37 & 38, Thomas Jefferson Building.
Until the fire alarm system is totally accepted the Library, will not reoccupy spaces, but the preparatory work associated with reoccupying the spaces can proceed now. The current plan is to have the fire alarm system in both buildings complete by May 1995, at which time, the majority of the spaces in both buildings will be available for occupancy by the Library.
Question. Are there any claims pending against the project?
Response. The Colonnade Contractor has filed an appeal of the Contracting Officer's Final Decision with the Contract Appeals Board. The claim is in the amount of $562, 159, plus interest. Funds in the amount of $571,564 are currently "earmarked” to cover this claim, should the Contractor prevail in its claim. This amount has not been obligated.
A claim from the Contractor who restored the windows in the Phase I areas of the Thomas Jefferson Building, in the amount of $126,003.72, has recently been received. As submitted the claim does not include sufficient substantiation to support its validity and will be rejected.
Question. Have we seen the last of the funding?
Response. It is our considered opinion that some of the items of work which were not completed as part of any of the construction contracts and other, as yet unidentified items, will arise during the Library's planning of their reoccupancy of the buildings and these items will have to be done by the Supervising Engineer's office from their annual funds.
Question. Update the R&R project schedules and funding tables from last year's Part II.
Response. The following information is supplied for the record.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RENOVATION
(As of January 31, 1995)
$3,364,000 $9,647,051 $9,655,698 ($8,647) Consulting
3,800,000 2,498,977 2,409,797 89,180
2,140,359 1,994,058 1,994,058
1,492,027 1,428,522 63,505 AP/MPFP/E - Phase I 19,365,000 21,094,130 21,094,130 AIC Modernization Phases I&II
6,809,000 6,791,875 6,791,875 Colonnades Phases I&II
6,750,000 6,683,734 6,112,170 571,564 Specialty Paint Phase I
824,000 622,216 622,216 Renovate Exterior
Windows - Phase I 658,000 753,154 753, 154
162,495 162,495 162,495
1,245,000 2,026,000 2,022,889 3,111
1,129,000 386,835 386,799
25,532,000 24,256,000 22,613,425 1,642,575 Redesigned Forecourts
1,921,985 1,921,985 Government Furnished Equipment
222,930 195,466 27,464 Phase I Tenant Accommodations
187,000 187,000 Balance 7.664.373 410,921
$81,000,000 $81,593,000 $78,793,291 $2,799,709