The Legislative Office Building remained open to the public throughout the course of the project, as it offers several daily tours and is a popular destination for field trips for many schools throughout the state. Raymond worked with the contractors to develop a safety plan to ensure continued site access without safety issues during the construction phase.
During asbestos abatement, Raymond took careful steps to protect all the non-removable desks and furniture in the house chambers from being damaged.
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Raymond kept in constant communication with the North Carolina State Construction Office and the General Assembly to develop a schedule that would allow the State Legislature to continue working uninterrupted.
To guarantee that our design would not leak, Raymond constructed a mock roofing pyramid and water tested it by spaying it at high velocity on the seams. As an extra precaution against possible leaks, our team also specified that butyl sealant be applied to the corner of the first triangle before the second was set in place.
Though the building was not on the National Register of Historic Places, the client wished to preserve the building’s historical features nonetheless. Raymond accommodated this requirement by adhering to the requirements of historical restoration projects.