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CBG Begins Rooftop Work on River Point Community of Southwest D.C. Development

Adaptive Reuse Project Selectively Preserves and Reconfigures Existing Structure
September 13, 2018

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—CBG Building Company began rooftop work this month on the former United States Coast Guard Headquarters, transforming the building for first-time client Orr Partners into River Point, a 480-unit, mixed-use luxury community along the Anacostia waterfront. Part of a larger-scale redevelopment of the Buzzard Point area of Southwest D.C., River Point will feature significantly upgraded waterfront landscaping and communal spaces, multiple courtyards, and a penthouse rooftop with pool.

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"CBG has done an excellent job. We are in a hyper-busy market where pricing is a big challenge, and the CBG team has been very effective at making our pricing targets," said David Orr, chairman of Orr Partners. "The work in the field and the field coordination is a very strong suit of CBG's and they've demonstrated that they are able to take intricate adaptive reuse projects like River Point and create efficient and reliable schedules."

CBG will complete selective demolition throughout construction to expose the building's concrete superstructure, first repurposing the existing roof using robotic machinery to remove certain structures white retaining others. CBG will also add two additional floors of concrete and steel framing, eventually replacing the second floor, penthouse, and penthouse rooftop to allow for larger floor plans and higher ceilings in the retail space.

CBG's commitment to preserving River Point's existing structures reduces the community's environmental footprint, achieves LEED requirements, and demands innovative and detail-oriented building techniques.

"This project poses unique and challenging circumstances that our team is poised to meet," said Keith Anderson, president of CBG Building Company. "River Point exemplifies construction that honors the site's history while fitting into the surrounding area and its future."

Steps from brand-new Audi Field and close to other Southwest corridors like the Navy Yard and Wharf, River Point is located within the river's 100-year floodplain; CBG will install systems to protect the building up to an increased 500-year floodplain per the city's ongoing climate change studies. CBG will also install hundreds of micropile tie-downs before commencing the project's four proposed courtyards to counteract added weight during demolition and the river's potential uplift.

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About CBG Building Company

Through a relentless pursuit of innovation, a steadfast commitment to quality, and active collaboration with clients, CBG has been delivering award-winning communities from coast to coast for more than 25 years. CBG's professional construction team builds more than 4,000 homes each year, providing high-quality, responsive service backed by a significant bonding capacity and national resources. CBG's experience spans a diverse portfolio of geographic areas and product types, including luxury, mixed-use, and affordable housing apartments, as well as campus housing, military family communities, and senior living facilities. Together, we draw on the knowledge gained through building more than 80,000 housing units since 1992. For more information, visit www.cbgbuildingcompany.com.

About Orr Partners

Founded in 1988 and based in Northern Virginia, Orr Partners has grown to be one of the Washington Metropolitan area's top owner's representative, development, project and construction management and property management firms. Orr Partners is proud to be an award-winning firm with 91 percent of its project management revenue coming from repeat business and referrals. This reflects their success in managing a fluid project process and leading collaborative teams resulting in quality projects that are on-time and on budget. Their well-developed network of contractors, architects and engineers helps to secure cost and service advantages for clients and our developments. For more information, visit www.orrpartners.com.