Tremendous progress has been made over the past thirteen months of construction. The roof and exterior walls are up and waterproofed and the walls are in the process of being covered with over one million pounds of stainless steel.
The building’s MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) systems have begun testing and a temporary ability to condition the air inside was achieved in late March 2018.
“Mock-ups” of certain elements have been created for review and approval, including the glass battle streamers for the lobby (sponsored by the 1814 Society) and the commemorative bricks for the promenade.
The building is assessed at 59% complete as of April 01, 2018 and Clark Construction’s estimated completion date for the Museum building is in early April 2019. The Army will continue to fabricate and install the exhibits in the building until opening in about two years.
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC continues work to build the Museum’s infrastructure, roads, and utilities on the 84–acre site that will support the Museum, including the widening of turn lanes and installation of traffic lights on Fairfax County Parkway. They expect to complete their work this summer.