U.S. Pentagon (Design/Build) Renovation Program


The U.S. Pentagon Renovation is a phased design/build project of over 4 million square feet of space at the existing facility. Once completed, all areas of the building will be in compliance with modern-day building, life safety, ADA and fire codes. Overall scope of the project includes removal of all hazardous materials, replacement of all building systems, the addition of new elevators and escalators to improve vertical circulation, installation of new security and telecommunications systems, and utilities for future occupation of the Pentagon’s basement and mezzanine. The project, underway since 1998, is on an accelerated schedule for completion in January 2011, four years sooner than originally planned.


Specialized Engineering is responsible for the collection of water and soil samples for analysis in order to determine the level of contaminates; and mold and fungi samples for haz-mat analysis.

Specialized Engineering provided inspection of pile driving systems, pile driving load testing, wave equation analysis of piles, and vibration monitoring. Specialized Engineering is responsible for monitoring Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) during the phases of construction. Services include testing and inspection of the following:

  • Structural Fill
  • Utility Backfill
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Structural Steel
  • Fireproofing
  • Concrete Formwork
  • Concrete Pre-placement
  • Cast-In-Place Concrete
  • Structural Masonry (Mortar/Grout)
  • Field Testing of Plastic Concrete

Specialized Engineering is conducting laboratory testing and analysis of proposed fill materials, testing of concrete cylinders, masonry grout testing, and soil sampling in our onsite laboratory. Wish to learn more about our involvement with this project? Please contact us at 800-773-3808.