Spedding Hall Window Replacement

projects / Spedding Hall Window Replacement, Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa


April 17, 2019


Ames Laboratory (US Department of Energy)

Project Type


This Project was awarded to Shekar Engineering (SHEKAR) by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Spedding Hall is located in the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames, Iowa. The contract was for removing and replacing all 143 windows in Spedding Hall building that were installed in 1953. Spedding Hall is an active research facility, which made the project challenging. Some of the rooms have multi-million dollar equipment that are very sensitive to dust and debris. Few rooms have equipment that generate high magnetic field and attract any metallic objects that are brought in to the room. We worked very carefully by building temporary wall barriers to block off the construction area. Other challenges included public safety and equipment operation as the project is located inside the ISU campus.

Contract No. SC-18-469
Client Ames Laboratory (US Department of Energy)
Contract Type Fixed Price
Prime / Sub Prime
Final Contract Price $972,852.37
Contract Start Date 5/16/18
Final Completion Date 5/15/19
Contracting Officer (CO) Andrew Saxton
Ames Laboratory
2408 Pammel Drive, Ames, IA 50011

Ph: 515-294-4191, Email: saxton@ameslab.gov
Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Terry Herrman
Asst. Mgr., Facilities & Engineering Services, Ames Laboratory
2415 Pammel Dr., 158H Metals Development Bldg., Ames, IA 50011

Phone: 515-294-7896, Email: herrman@ameslab.gov

Project included:

  • Removing of all 143 old windows,
  • Asbestos abatement of caulking from the old windows,
  • Installing dust barriers,
  • Installing steel beam for the curtain wall,
  • Installing lintels and brick masonry for penthouse windows,
  • Installing new windows,
  • Wall patching and painting,
  • Sanding, preparing, and repainting existing steel lintels with high performance coating at all locations which received a new window.
  • Site grading,
  • Project management

SHEKAR performed the work safely with no accidents or human injuries.

shekar Engineering