Defense Intelligence Agency Solution

Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda

Potomac Abatement provided multiple Asbestos Abatement and Demolition services as part of a 40-acre collaborative US Intelligence Community project.

“Finding a way to take a campus where some of the buildings were 70 years old and converting it into a brand-new facility makes this extremely special. Rather than throwing everything away, this location has been given a rebirth – a new beginning.”

About the Defense Intelligence Agency

In 2012, The Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda, located in Brookmont, Maryland, began a renovation project that created a shared space for 17 agencies of the US Intelligence Community.  Today, in response to the call for increased collaboration by the 9/11 Commission, the campus is located in the heart of the intelligence community, and hosts employees from ODNI’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the National Intelligence University, and DIA.

The project required the renovation of 500,000 sq ft of renovation work in two secure buildings. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s 40-acre collaborative intelligence campus project was completed in collaboration with Leo A Daly, Whiting-Turner, URS, and DBI Architects. Potomac Abatement provided multiple Asbestos Abatement and Demolition services, allowing for a smooth kick-off to the secure and sustainable intelligence headquarters project.

Through repurposing and renovation, the intelligence community received a state-of-the-art facility for roughly 60 percent of the cost, according to Jim Manzelmann, who oversaw this project during his tenure as DIA’s director for mission services. “Finding a way to take a campus where some of the buildings were 70 years old and converting it into a brand-new facility makes this extremely special,” he said. “Rather than throwing everything away, this location has been given a rebirth – a new beginning.”

Case Details

Category

Asbestos Abatement

Demolition

Location

Baltimore, MD

Year Remediated

January 2014 – June 2019