The Loi 15 building consists of 11 floors and 3 basement levels spread over a total area of 18,000 m².
The building, situated at the intersection of Rue de la Loi and Avenue des Arts, is occupied by the European Commission.
The building had already been renovated in 2006 and FI Engineering’s mission was to check compliance of the building with the MIT* standards and the specific building design according to the expectations of the European Commission.
Carried out over a very short period, this renovation was focused primarily on the compartmentalisation of open-space areas and the achievement of specific technical work, namely:
- Replacement of boilers with high performance condensing boilers;
- Installation of two additional cooling units for cooling of data installations;
- Creating a new shaft lift to separate the flow from the basement to the upper floors;
- Implementation of the specific European Commission security systems;
- Creation of a kitchen and a restaurant on the 11th floor;
FI Engineering played a dual role in this project as a Design Office and Project Manager. Despite numerous non-conformities discovered during the work, the European Commission was able to take possession of the property on the date fixed, to the relief of the Client.
The works were carried out in a Bouwteam* with CIT Blaton as general contractor.
*MIT = Manuel des Installations Techniques [Manual of Standard Building Specifications] or Blue Book for buildings occupied by the European Commission.
*Bouwteam = Partnership between several experts (Client, general contractors and workers) who work in coordination on the design, construction & engineering of projects.