Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building and Courthouse

Hinman established a Program Development Study (PDS) to confirm, refine, and expand the results of the Realignment Costing Study/Feasibility Study and to support GSA’s request for Congressional authorization and funding of the proposed construction of the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Office Building and US Courthouse Repair and Alteration Project.

Hinman evaluated the anti-terrorism vulnerability of the existing GSA building and provided blast consulting design services in support of planning and costing upgrade schemes.

The project included upgrading and replacing building systems to meet current GSA and construction standards and achieving a LEED Gold certification. This 913,000 GSF facility is comprised of two steel frame structures joined by a bridge at the uppermost floor level.

Hinman evaluated the anti-terrorism vulnerability of the existing GSA building and provided blast consulting design services in support of planning and costing upgrade schemes.

Hinman also evaluated the protective quality of exterior window systems and offered mitigation measures to reduce potential hazards due to flying glass fragments, evaluated the existing site for compliance with the ISC Security Criteria, and reviewed the ability of the buildings' structure to withstand the governing design explosive event.