The scope of work for the Oklahoma State Capitol Restoration – Interior Rehabilitation includes repair and replacement of the backbone infrastructure serving the Capitol building. In compliance with the legislative mandate and in coordination with the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee, the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems will be repaired or replaced including vital utilities entering the Capitol underneath the basement and serving as primary distribution systems through the core of the building to the sixth floor.
Addressing public access and security to the Capitol is another important goal of the oversight committee and in turn has become a top priority for the project team. A new visitor entrance will be constructed at the southeast corner of the building. This entrance addresses public accessibility, ADA access, security, climate controls, and reduces the overall distance to public parking by tying into the existing pedestrian tunnel.
The basement will be completely gutted to replace and repair the neglected backbone Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) systems that serve the entire building, in compliance with directives from the Oversight Committee.