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


Asbestos Abatement



Baltimore, MD

Year Remediated

January 2014 – June 2019

Services Used

Asbestos Abatement

The companies of EIS have safely completed more than 35,000 asbestos abatement solutions at schools, hospitals, government sites, commercial and industrial facilities, and railroad sites nationwide. We work on projects big and small, from $5,000 to over $20 million, and are consistently ranked among Engineering News Record’s list of Top Abatement Firms in the U.S. EIS companies are licensed for asbestos abatement and removal across the United States with offices located throughout the nation. 

Our extensive background and experience have allowed us to successfully conduct asbestos removal solutions for a diverse client base on all types of commercial infrastructure. EIS team members support good communications, prompt attention to paperwork and ensure that work plans are compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. EIS companies are experienced with complying with governmental agencies and regulatory bodies.

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Services Used


With a fleet of heavy equipment, EIS’ demolition division is able to self-perform all aspects of demolition. In addition, we can service facilities nationally, with licenses in most states. Our niche is to provide complete abatement, structural demolition and earthwork services. EIS companies have a class A demolition license and the track record to prepare us for most challenges. 

Our demolition teams are experts in the science of precise and safe removal of obsolete structures, their components, and architectural finishes. We employ innovative and successful techniques in the areas of historical preservation, interior renovation, selective dismantling or total demolition.

EIS companies provide the seamless addition of performing selective and interior demolition for non-hazardous building materials. Whether the work requires the complete demolition of non-structural interior walls, ceilings, finishes and even utilities, or the strategic and selective removal of an exterior component or the creation of building openings, special care is given to provide clients with the schedules and precise coordination that addresses more of the total project operational needs.

All projects are performed with the utmost concern for employee safety and the specific technical and control requirements of the work. Because of our expertise in environmental cleaning, interior demolition projects are equally performed with stringent debris controls and the concern for limiting vibration, noise and dust. Many of our employees that execute this work are also experienced environmental professionals and all employees on the work sites have the necessary training, PPE and applicable OSHA certifications. EIS companies perform this work in commercial buildings, retail spaces, hospitals, industrial sites, governmental structures, military facilities and bridges across the nation.

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