Window Replacement, Defense Language Institute

Client: US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District


The task order is to refurbish windows in numerous buildings at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in the Presidio of Monterey Historic District. The project required close coordination with the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to maintain the buildings' historical integrity. All windows and materials had to be refinished or replaced in kind with a design exactly matching existing materials and design. The scope of work also called for two non-historic buildings to receive vinyl replacement windows.

Scope of Work

The project called for repairing or replacing 739 total windows in 15 buildings at the Presidio of Monterey. All windows were to be treated as lead based paint and abatement appropriately. We subcontracted a licensed abatement contractor to remove and properly dispose of the lead based paint from the windows.

Due to the historical nature of the majority of the buildings, most of the windows and trim were not replaced but were restored to like new operation. Wood trim was repaired or replaced if necessary while maintaining the original design. Attention to detail is paramount to successful completion of this project at the historic Presidio of Monterey.

The project is currently 82% complete and is scheduled to be finished by April 2014.

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