Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, D.C.
THE EXTERIOR SURFACE:
THE CHALLENGE: The two buildings of the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing (consisting of approximately 700,000 square feet
combined) were undergoing major restoration. Power washers
were estimating approximately 360 days for the cleaning process
alone. Permanent scaffolding would be required throughout
the power wash cleaning process, which created a significant
security concern for the Department of the Treasury. Due to
security concerns, Treasury personnel were required to
supervise every moment of the project.
THE METRO CLEAN SOLUTION: Metro Clean Systems utilized
its innovative equipment and processes to provide a flexible,
fast and efficient cleaning option. Metro Clean's techniques did
NOT require any scaffolding or swing stage, thus eliminating
the Treasury's security concerns regarding permanently affixed
structures. Supervision was only required during actual work time,
thereby lowering the Treasury's security costs. Additionally,
Metro Clean's techniques were implemented during "off-hour"
overnight shifts, eliminating inconvenience to both employees
and guests. The entire project was completed pursuant to
Metro Clean's 21-day cleaning schedule.
THE RESULT: The cleaning of the project was done with
such precision, effectiveness and efficiency that other restoration
crews (such as pointers and caulkers) were able to start their
work 24 hours after Metro Clean's first-day efforts. The general
contractor was awarded a Federal Government Value
Engineering award based upon time and cost savings
provided to the U.S. Government.