The Metro Entrance Facility project involves a building expansion adjacent to the Metrorail Station entrance located on the south-east side of the building. The full scope included the design and construction of this secure entry point to replace a temporary modular building that provided security functions. The new building incorporates HSPD-12 requirements and biometric recognition systems as well as measures to separate visitors entering the building from employees.
The new screening facility allows security personnel to perform identification verification procedures, screen personnel and visitors along with their belongings for prohibited items, and deny or permit entry in to the building. Individual screening areas include a 4,380 SF facility that functions as a secure visitor pedestrian access control point to the building, where visitors are received and security screening is conducted prior to entering the building. The facility is attached to the existing building with access to the existing Visitor Waiting Area and is equipped to handle the processing and administrative tasks related to verifying credentials and issuing the necessary documents for access.
Associated scope included interior renovations of the existing MEF Visitor Screening area to accommodate the connection to and operation of the new Metro Entrance Screening Facilities and allow for emergency egress during construction phasing. Site improvements included connecting existing pathways to the new facility with concrete walkways, installing new and rerouting existing utilities to support the new facility, and restoring the surrounding area’s landscaping in accordance with the client’s Exterior Standards Manual.
The overall scope include specialty civil, critical infrastructure installations, base building construction, comprehensive MEP, structural, architectural, interior build-out, and security system and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection installations.