McKay Lodge, Inc. is into year two of stabilization work on the masonry walls of the historic Central Heating and Refrigeration Plant (CHRP). The Phase II work is about to commence with a budget of $985,000.00. CHRP is located at 13th and C Streets, SW, Washington, DC. There has been significant deterioration to the masonry over time and the 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake that severely damaged the Washington Monument also caused damages to the old walls.
The block-filling 1933 plant is now the source of heating and cooling for most of the federal buildings around the Washington, DC Mall. Thus it has a critical function to perform. At the time of its construction it was the largest such heating facility in the United States and served 22 federal buildings. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
The on-site project management of the stabilization work for the McKay Lodge company’s contract is Aeon Preservation Services, LLC and their principal subcontractor is Federal Masonry Restoration, LLC. Aeon Preservation Services, LLC has provided on location services to McKay Lodge, Inc. on large projects in Washington DC on several previous occasions.