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GSA awards contract for renovation of the Edward T. Gignoux Courthouse in Portland, Maine

BOSTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has awarded a $540,000 Design Phase Services contract to a Construction Manager as Constructor firm for HVAC and fire alarm replacement at the historic Edward T. Gignoux Courthouse in Portland, Maine.

Consigli Construction Co. of Milford, Mass., will be responsible for providing constructability and cost estimation reviews during the design phase of this project. The company has experience performing mechanical, electrical and plumbing work within historic properties at the federal and state level.

Estimated completion for the project is mid-2026.

This project will:

  • Use funding from the Inflation Reduction Act for project scope related to low embodied carbon materials and High Performance Green Building improvements .
  • Replace the existing conventional heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system with new air-to-water heat pumps in support of Executive Order 14057 and prepare the building for all electric power in the future.
  • Help reduce building energy consumption through the installation of more efficient air handling units and modifications to the existing system. 
  • Improve system efficiency throughout the building by upgrading the Building Automation System. 
  • Enhance building safety by replacing the fire alarm system to meet current fire and life safety codes and standards.

The Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse, located in downtown Portland, is a classic Italian Renaissance Revival style building entirely faced with New England granite. The courthouse occupies the southwestern half of the lot bounded on the northwest by Federal Street, the northeast by Pearl Street, the southeast by Newbury Street, and the southwest by Market Street. In 1988, it was named after Edward Thaxter Gignoux, a U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine from 1957-1988.

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