March/April 2013 Progress Photos

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March 2013 Panoramic View

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Clark Delivers New U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In May 2013, Clark Construction achieved substantial completion on the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters project in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood. The project, completed under a design-build contract, sits on the west campus of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital and is the first phase of the Department of Homeland Security’s planned relocation. The Coast Guard will begin moving into the new headquarters in August 2013.

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About the Project

Clark Construction Group, LLC is proud to lead the design/build efforts to create the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building on the St. Elizabeths West Campus in southeast Washington, D.C. The project is the first stage of the Department of Homeland Security’s consolidation and is located on a designated historic landmark in the District’s Anacostia neighborhood.

When complete the first quarter in 2013, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters building will feature an 11-story office building providing about a 1.2 million square feet facility for 3,860 employees, a separate central utility plant, and two seven-story parking garages.

There is a 120-foot change in elevation on the 176-acre project site and the headquarters building’s design takes advantage of the natural topography. Below an entry courtyard at the site’s highest location, the building consists of linked, cascading quadrangles, clad in brick, schist stone, glass, and metal constructed into the hillside. The building’s wings, with a red brick skin, further break down the scale of the massive facility, as well as allow for greater penetration of natural daylight to internal areas.

The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building project is targeting LEED® Gold certification. The main facility will feature approximately 400,000 square-foot green roof and high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems. Additionally, the construction of wet ponds, bioswales, and step pools will assist with stormwater management.

Clark’s design partners on this project include WDG Architecture, HOK, and McKissak & McKissak, all of Washington, DC. Other project partners include Girard Engineering from Falls Church, Virginia as the mechanical and electrical engineer; Cagley & Associates from Rockville, MD, as the structural engineer; and Loiderman Soltesz Associates, Inc. from Rockville, MD, as the civil engineer.


100,000th Cubic Yard of Concrete Poured

If you thought you were having a busy month, check this out. On June 14, Clark poured its 100,000th cubic yard of concrete on the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters project. To reach this point, the team had to place 8,631 tons of rebar and frame over 1.2 million square feet of slab and wall formwork. In addition to all this, the milestone was hit on schedule and accomplished without any lost time injuries.

Congratulations to everyone on the Design/Build team, including to GSA and AECOM.

Design/Build Schedule


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For information on the General Service Administration's development of St. Elizabeths Campus, visit


Clark Construction and Shirley Contracting coordinates and removes fallen tree that fell on the Angels of Hope Ministries Building during the early June 2013 storms. Mr. Brent Dubose from Shirley Contracting led the efforts at the site in removing the tree. Ms. Claudia Harrison, Director of Angels of Hope Ministries said the services provided helped to transform a community and sent a thank you letter to Mr. Dubose.

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Potomac Corps Jobsite Tour On December 21, 2012, Clark Construction provided a jobsite tour for a group of students from Potomac Job Corps Center (PJCC). Continue reading...

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Building Good Relationships The GSA Building Futures Project had their seventh site tour of the St. Elizabeth's West Campus redevelopment project on Monday, October 22, 2012. Continue reading...


USCG Team Collects Toys for Tots The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters project team, with help from subcontractors John J. Kirlin, Dynalectric, CJ Coakley, and Stromberg Sheet Metal Works, collected more than 150 toys for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program in December. The foundation collects new, unwrapped toys for children in need during the months leading up to the holidays.

Clark Makes Donation
to Bread for the City Organization
On Monday, July 18, 2011, members of Clark's project team delivered a dozen gift baskets along with children's books to the Bread for the City Program. Continue reading…

Clark Forms Strategic Partnership Agreement with OSHA at U.S. Coast Guard HeadquartersThrough the program, contractors and agency officials work collaboratively to eliminate serious hazards and achieve model workplace standards. Continue reading...

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Ballou Senior High School Site TourAs part of the ACE Mentor Program, on February 16, 2011, students from Ballou Senior High School took a site tour of the Coast Guard Headquarters project on St. Elizabeths West Campu Continue reading...

Community of Hope Housing The Clark Construction team building the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the St. Elizabeth's campus recently donated Target gift cards to the 10 families currently living at the Hope Apartments in the Ward 8 District of Southeast, Washington, DC. Continue reading...

ACE Mentor

ACE Mentor Program VolunteerClark volunteered to serve as a mentor in the ACE Mentor Program, and adopted Ballou High School in Southeast, Washington, DC to engage, excite and enlighten the students to pursue careers in the construction industry. Continue reading...

Participants in the book drive.

Project Team Donates To Local SchoolOver the summer of 2010, Clark’s project team sponsored a Children’s Book Drive on behalf of the Septima Clark Public Charter School. Continue reading...


Project Team Presents to
Local Elementary School
In giving back to the community in which we do business, Clark’s project team took upon a unique opportunity to teach local students the benefits of sustainability and environmental consciousness. Continue reading...