Air Tight Security
The new 140,000 square-foot museum
will be built on top of the existing L’Enfant JBG property and will sit directly in front of the glass atrium on L’Enfant Plaza. Clark’s scope of work includes retrofitting an existing structure and foundation, as well as building a new structure, in an active parking garage and retail center. The eight-story museum will feature three floors of exhibit space, an interactive theater, a gift shop, and educational, office, and event spaces.
“The new Spy Museum will be a welcome addition to Southwest as we continue to attract businesses and expand economic opportunity,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in the release.
Design features for the new museum include a glass “veil” suspended in front of an enclosed “black box” exhibition space that will allow the movement of people to be visible from both inside and outside. For more information pertaining the new International Spy Museum log onto NBC Channel 4
in Washington D.C. website for further details.
Scope of the Project
A unique project such as the International Spy Museum needs a specialist that understands the primary function of the building itself which includes protecting its occupants from outside elements.
The potential for uncontrolled air leakage, waited energy and drastic changes in temperature throughout the building can have a severe drastic impact that can affect many aspects of the buildings environment ranging from moisture to poor air quality of the building envelop if not properly secured. For the International Spy Museum, Cameron Building Envelope Specialist installed a fluid applied air barrier throughout the entire facility.
The fluid applied air barrier is designed to help the building perform at a higher level over a longer period of time, not only reducing energy costs but protecting the building’s structure and systems by preventing penetration of the elements at cracks, crevices, terminations, penetrations, and transitions.