- Security and privacy are two "must-haves" in a federal building and the doors chosen enhanced both of these.
- To help provide a “Class A” working environment, the doors needed to enhance the modern renovation of the building.
- The doors chosen were made of rapidly renewable materials and helped gain LEED® credits.
The Richard Bolling Federal Building was designed and built in the 1960’s. After about 30 years of use, the GSA Heartland Region began a $250+ million renovation project to modernize the building. With asbestos used as fireproofing and outdated systems, the need for a renovation was essential.
The building was to continue to function through the renovation. The goal was to reach a point of modernization in all aspects, including the doors. All doors needed to maintain privacy and security for all federal activity that takes place within.
VT provided doors specific to the project that enhanced the security of the building and helped with the modernization process. The 1,500 flush wood veneer agrifiber doors chosen contained recycled content and were constructed with wheat-based agrifiber cores. All doors were made of 90% pre-consumer recycled and 70% rapidly renewable material by weight.
The addition of VT doors provided the security and privacy needed in the Richard Bolling Federal Building.