Every government entity has its own way of working, so doing business with them requires an in-depth understanding of their unique modes of operation and specific requirements. Lee Company has created a dedicated Government Vertical Market Team to focus solely on the needs of government entities for facility design, construction and maintenance.
From servicing individual components, to providing fully integrated facilities solutions, Lee Company can do it all. And we have for decades, for organizations such as:
- Metropolitan Government of Nashville
- Williamson County Schools
- Tennessee Board of Regents
- State of Tennessee
- Redstone Arsenal
Discover how the Lee Company Government Vertical Market Team can use our long list of facilities management services, expansive knowledge of government procedures and decades of experience to help solve your toughest challenges.
In addition to our range of facilities management capabilities, government organizations need specialized services. Not the least among them is the ability to successfully navigate purchasing vehicles. We’ve had experience and success in this area for a number of clients, including with:
- Tier contracts for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville
- Statewide contracts (SWCs) for the State of Tennessee
- Federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs)
- Federal Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) contracts
Along with our core services, we also maintain a pre-qualified network of service providers and suppliers that operate with the following designations:
- MBE – Minority Business Enterprise
- WBE – Women’s Business Enterprise
- SDB – Small Disadvantaged Business
- VOSB – Veteran-Owned Small Business
- SDVOSB – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Tennessee State Capital
Owner: State of Tennessee
Contractor: Hardaway Construction
Contract Amount: $2,623,067
The Tennessee State Capitol project involved upgrading the HVAC and plumbing infrastructure at the historic building. Lee Company utilized 3-D scanning of the Capitol and building information modeling (BIM) coordination to fabricate the mechanical systems.
The challenges of this high-profile project included protecting the historic elements of the building while modernizing the HVAC and plumbing systems. The work in the attic included installing five new air handlers (totaling 134 tons) and support steel with isolation deflectors, over 11,000 feet of hydronic piping, and 44,000 pounds of associated ductwork. All materials were carefully lifted through an opening in the soffit to avoid damaging the structure or the Legislative Plaza. Press-fit and grooved materials were used on the piping side to make sure there were no open flames in the attic area. The attic also presented challenges with access, headroom, logistics, temperature, ventilation and other safety issues.
Ductwork to the induction units had to be routed through brick and concrete floors, and the historic coverings for the units needed to be removed without any damage and then put back in place after installation.
Lee Company used extensive prefabrication to offset cramped working conditions and a very fast five-month schedule. We fabricated hydronic piping, steam stations, pressure-reducing valves, coil connections and ductwork. The mechanical systems were put through a third-party commissioning process, and we ensured that the new systems went through comprehensive testing and balancing, producing reports on everything.
The project was finished in time for the fall legislative session.
IRS Call Center
Owner: Acquest Development LLC
Contractor: R.C. Mathews Contractor
Contract Amount: $3,033,000
Lee Company constructed the mechanical and plumbing work for this five-story building, which houses more than 700 IRS employees.
We set 10 McQuay indoor air handlers that discharge air down into the supply plenum beneath the raised floor. The underfloor airflow is routed by air highways, directional grilles and fan-powered duct systems. Air highways are a unique part of the underfloor system and were installed along the core perimeter of each floor. We also cut and installed directional grilles in the air highway that direct air to the 120 fan-powered boxes we installed under the floor. Those boxes are ducted to linear slot diffusers that condition the exterior perimeter of each floor.
More than 3,000 feet of linear slot diffusers were laid in the floor. Over 100 round swirl diffusers ventilate the core area of each floor.
Two energy-recovery units installed and ducted by Lee Company supply outside air. We set two 200-ton McQuay air-cooled chillers. Two Taco pumps circulate the chill water. In addition, we installed four Liebert Mini-Mates and two Liebert DSs to cool the intermediate and main distribution frame rooms.
Lee Company also installed nine overhead fan coil units to heat and cool the kitchen and cafeteria areas, several wall-unit heaters to heat the hallways, and a single ductless split system to cool the elevator equipment room.
The plumbing system consists of more than 100 fixtures of various types, including water closets, hose bibbs, drinking fountains, lavatories, urinals, showers, a grease trap, water heaters, a sump pump, roof drains, floor drains and sinks. And for LEED certification, we also installed high-efficiency plumbing fixtures.
Howard Office Building
Owner: Metropolitan Government of Nashville
Contractor: Messer Construction
Contract Amount: $6,807,742
Lee Company renovated and expanded the Howard Office Building for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville. The new 140,000-square-foot building houses offices, an auditorium, flex workspaces and a new data center. The LEED project consisted of three phases: pre-demo, protection, and renovation and expansion.
The expanded structure is conditioned by nine Trane air handlers serving 160-plus variable-volume reheat boxes located throughout the three-story, H-shaped building. The new data center on the third floor was outfitted with six Liebert units. Also, four modular air-cooled chillers were installed to provide chill water to the computer room cooling units. A 10,000-gallon underground fuel tank installation completed the data center’s mechanical system.
We installed over 13,000 feet of plumbing piping to serve 120 plumbing fixtures, 23 floor/roof drains and a new water heater.
The Howard Office Building is a prime example of maximizing the integrated services offered by Lee Company, including engineering, construction management/installation, technical devices/controls and facility services.