Department of Commerce

DeptOfCommerceDepartment of Commerce – Audio Visual Project

As part of a joint venture, Grunley was hired as the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) for the multi-phased modernization effort of the Department of Commerce headquarters at 1401 Constitution in Washington, D.C. The 1,800,000 square foot federal office building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places divided into pre-construction services for phases 1 through 8 and construction services for phases 1-4.


EPIC Paradigms Group (EPIC) served as the Project Management support function for the low voltage Audio Visual and Video-teleconferencing aspect of the Open Office Concept initiative and worked with its primes (Grunley, RTKL and Hard Light Consulting) to deliver the integration of over 40 collaboration systems that provide the Department of Commerce with a modern work environment for the DOC’s 3,200 employees.

The system includes automated conference room controls for the video displays, sound systems and video conferencing systems located in the collaborative spaces. The system also includes an enterprise room scheduling system, which is integrated with the DOC’s Outlook and Gmail Calendar system. This scheduling system allows agency wide scheduling of any conference right from their desktops.

The task was accomplished in twelve months.