Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

ABC Relocates National Office to Capitol Hill

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced it is relocating its national office from Arlington, Va., to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. ABC signed an 11-year lease with First Potomac Realty Trust for 19,830 square feet of office space at 440 First Street, NW.

ABC will occupy the entire second floor and one-third of the third floor of the newly remodeled 10-story building. The Washington office of OTJ Architects is designing the office space, and Hitt Contracting, Falls Church, Va., is the general contractor for the project. Both companies are ABC members.

First Potomac is pursuing LEED Platinum certification for the building, which is the first in the downtown office market to use a Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS) with 100 percent fresh air. In addition, 75 percent of the building’s structural elements will be reused, 90 percent of construction waste will be recycled instead of going to a landfill, and the property has a central area dedicated to the collection and storage of recyclable materials.

Building amenities include a rooftop terrace with seating areas and panoramic views of the U.S. Capitol, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a conference center/boardroom, retail and restaurant space on the ground floor, and underground parking.

ABC expects to complete the move by December 1.