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Modernize Three Freight Elevators, Hart Building (continued)

Replacement of the current hybrid electronic control and
dispatching systems with microprocessor based systems is recommended to
enhance reliability and ensure that the basic operating needs of the
Senate can be met.

As this work may require more than one year to complete, these
funds are requested on a "No Year" basis. Approval to request funds in
the fiscal year 1995 budget for this project has been sought from the
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. This project was
requested and denied in the fiscal year 1994 budget.

Roofing Repairs, Russell and Dirksen Buildings.

$ 400,000

Roof repairs performed during fiscal year 1990, 1991, 1992 allowed
the identification of additional major sections of roofing in the
Dirksen and Russell Buildings that presently need replacement Both
Dirksen and Russell roofing systems were evaluated in the summer of
fiscal year 1993 to determine the extent of additional work needed.
Thermographic imaging was used to determine the areas retaining
moisture, indicating the need for repair or replacement.

This process
consists of taking an infrared image of a section of roofing just
shortly after the surt goes down. Areas that are moist or water laden
tend to remain hotter longer than dry sections resulting in what appear
be hot

or hot

Actual electronic photographs
corresponding to each given section of roofing are then compared to the
Infrared image, allowing the operator to determine the condition of
each section of roofing. Test sections have continued to validate the
accuracy of this method of analysis.


Based upon these studies, a multi-year project is proposed to begin
in fiscal year 1995 to enable the areas identified to be repaired or
replaced on a phased basis at an appropriated level of $400.000 each
year for three years. The initial estimate of $1,200,000 is based on
performing the work under


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Roofing Repairs, Russell and Dirksen Buildings (continued)

contract or with the use of contractual or temporary labor. Until actual local bidding experience can be gained it will be difficult to determine the total cost of the program. If the program cannot be accomplished at the rate of $400,000 per year for three years, the Committee on Appropriations will be notified. As this work will require more than one year to complete, these funds are requested on a "No Year" basis. Approval to request funds in the fiscal year 1995 budget for this project has been sought from the Senate Comaittee on Rules and Administration.

Study and Design, Waterproofing Repairs, Senate Garage


This project provides for the study of the renovation of the Senate Garage which was constructed in 1933. An inspection of this structure in the summer of 1993 indicated that there are major areas that need to be addressed to ensure that the structure does not deteriorate and to ensure that the facility can safely and properly operate as a parking garage.

The inspection revealed the following deficiencies:

Water penetrates the structure from the overhead park and to ensure that it does not get onto automobiles and cause danage, metal drain pans are used to catch the water and divert it to the floor drains. The waterproofing membrane has failed in many areas.

The stonework has evidence of ge due to the freeze-thaw
cycle as evidenced by the physical movement of various
stones. Damage is also evidenced by the observation of
efflorescence on the faces of the stones.


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Study and Design, Waterproofing Repairs, Senate Garage (continued)

The flashing and counter flashing systems have failed in several areas allowing water leakage through the stonework. This has caused staining on the Stonework and created a situation where additional damage is caused through the freeze-thaw cycle.

The condensato return system for the building heating system needs replacement; the building exhaust system needs replacing to adequately serve the present needs of the building; and the gas pumps serving this facility need to be replaced.

In summary, this facility needs extensive work. It is requested that $75,000 be provided in fiscal year 1995 on a "No Year" basis to allow for planning, design alternatives, and cost estimates. Repair work would begin on • phased basis in fiscal year 1996. Approval to request funds in the fiscal year 1995 budget for this project has been sought from the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

Replace Steam Condensate Pumpe, Dirksen Building.......

$ 52,000

Three of the four duplex steam condensate vacuum pump systems
installed as part of the construction of the Dirksen Senate office
Building are still in operation. One of the original four systems
failed, and it was abandoned and combined with one of the three
remaining systems. The remaining three systems are now over 30 years
old and have adequately served their intended functions during this
period of time. These vacuum pump systems serve all heating systems
within the building. while they currontly continue to operate, they
require an abnormal amount

of maintenance and their continued satisfactory operation is questionable. Purthermore, availability of repair part. is poor and expected to become more difficult.


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Replace Steam Condensate Pumps, Dirksen Building (continued)

In order to insure the continued reliable operation of the heating systems within the Dirksen Senate Office Building it is proposed that the three vacuum pump systems be replaced.

It is requested that this project be performed over a two year period with the two smaller duplex steam condensate vacuum pump systems being replaced the first year at a cost of $52,000. The largest of the units will be replaced in the second year at a reduced cost of $34,000, which will be left in the budget base.

Russell Building Plumbing Renovations


Funding in the amount of $550,000 was appropriated to begin this work in fiscal year 1993 and left in the budget base for fiscal year 1994. However, design delays have slowed the renovation process in conjunction with other work on-going and related to the Russell Electrical and Telecommunication Improvements. Additionally, design solutions in the toilet rooms indicate that the originally estimated allowances for replacing existing fixtures were inadequate, especially in light of the need to perform additional work necessary to meet accessibility guidelines brought about by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As a consequence, it is anticipated that costs will be increased in this project and it is therefore requested that the $550,000 remain in the base on a "No Year" basis for one additional year.

Total Cyclical Maintenance.



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Continuing and Initiating Other Programs

Holding Cells, Capitol Police Headquarters.



A total of $80,000 is requested to provide for security measures in the holding cell area of the Capitol Police Headquarters. This request was denied in fiscal years 1992, 1993 and 1994.

When the design for renovation of the Immigration Building for use by the Capitol Police was completed, a cell block and prisoner holding area was provided as part of the scope of services.


current police standards for such areas require that alaras, remote cameras and intercom capability within these spaces be provided. A survey was performed by the Security Coordination Team, and the report recommended that in order to meet these standards, certain improvements be provided. These funds are requested to install remote cameras, intercom systems and alarms in the holding cell area of the Police Headquarters.

The Capitol Police Board approved requesting funds in the fiscal year 1993 budget for this project. Approval to request funds in the fiscal year 1993 budget for this project was granted by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. It is noted that the United States Capitol Police have requested additional items of a security nature to be included in this project in the prisoner processing area. It is recommended that this be included in this raising the cost from $75.000 previously requested to $80,000.


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