Rockville, MD – Grunley Construction Company, Inc. (Grunley), a large Washington metropolitan area general contractor, has been selected by the Virginia Community College System to renovate and expand the Brault Building on the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The building is named for Adelard L. “Abe” Brault who served in the Virginia Senate for 18 years. This contract is valued at $11.1 million and will wrap-up in summer 2015, just in time for the start of fall classes.

Renovations to the existing 28,100 square foot building will include installation of all new electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems; elevator refurbishment; new windows and roof; and partial replacement of the façade. A new three-story, 20,000 square foot addition will be constructed of structural steel with concrete slabs enclosed with a new glazed curtain wall system. Site improvements will include the demolition, expansion, and repaving of the parking lot; associated landscaping; and construction of walkways. Compliance with LEED® Silver for New Construction/Major Renovation requirements is a project goal.

The additional space created by this project will almost double the building’s capacity and hold close to 800 NOVA personnel. Once completed, the building will house senior management and administrative offices of the college. Cole & Denny Incorporated will serve as the Architect/Engineer.
Grunley Construction is ranked by Engineering News Record among the ‘Top Green Contractors’ and “Top 400 Contractors” in the United States.