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Requests for Information

Students may submit Requests For Information (RFI) to obtain clarifications or resolve any ambiguities. RFIs and the answers from the competition committee will be posted as they are received.

Student teams, who directly contact the owner and/or occupants of the building, will be disqualified from the competition.

Submit your RFIs via email to [email protected].

 

1. The architectural drawing set issued for the Georgetown Day School Lower and Middle School does not include room programming labels.   Can you provide the architectural program for the building, including but not limited to classrooms, office space, bathrooms, etc.? 
ANSWER: An updated drawing PDF, which indicates room names, is uploaded to the file share site.
 
2.  We were given a list of applicable codes as part of the documents. Upon further research into Washington DC building code we realized the codes given are not part of the current DC code cycle.  Are we to design our project to the current DC code cycle or the old one? 
ANSWER: For consistency, all teams should use the most recent construction codes as provided by DCRA: https://dcra.dc.gov/page/dc-construction-codes.

3. The architectural drawing set issued for the Georgetown Day School Lower and Middle School does not include life safety or civil utility plans. Can we be provided with life safety, and civil utility plans? Is the intent that we reach out to local authorities for utilities?
ANSWER: Student teams should make reasonable assumptions and document assumptions in the written report.

4. According to the Georgetown Day School website, the student/teacher ratio for the Lower School is 6:1 and the Middle School is 7:1 (see attached document). This information affects the square footage space needed for each classrooms and overall programming layout of the school.  Please provide clarification on the above information by providing the total number of teachers and students per classroom. 
ANSWER: Student teams should make reasonable assumptions and document assumptions in the written report.

5. The gensler title block indicates that there was a food service designer associated with this project in addition to the MEP and structural designers. Food service consulting is typically out the scope of a practicing MEP engineer. As MEP engineers we typically provide plumbing and electrical connections to equipment specified and laid out by others. Can you provide food service plans, schedules, and equipment layouts? 
ANSWER: a food service plan and equipment schedule have been added to the file share site.

 

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