Policies and Procedures
Construction Rules and Regulations    

The following regulations establish the minimum criteria for all construction activities on the property. The regulations are subject to change and Contractors will be notified of changes that affect their work. Jones Lang LaSalle (Management) requires strict compliance with these regulations. Prior to the commencement of any work, this section must be read by the Contractor and a signed acknowledgement must be turned in to Management.



  • Contractor shall sign in and out all construction personnel with the Security Guard (or engineer on weekends) at the start and end of each work day.
  • Contractor will be responsible for re-locking any areas made available for necessary access whenever that area(s) is unattended, and also when work or work hours are completed. Contractors are responsible for the security of their own job site at all times.
  • Should the Contractor need to work on an overtime basis in an area that is open to the building and unsecured, the Contractor shall provide security through the landlord’s security agent and shall reimburse the landlord for such time that is utilized during the overtime period. If double shifts are performed and such shifts go beyond the normal working hours of the security personnel, then the Contractor shall also make arrangements with the Building Engineer to provide security during these hours and shall reimburse the managing agent for this time. All costs of the provision of security personnel will be borne by the Contractor.
  • Whenever it is deemed necessary by the Building Engineer to temporarily issue any key to the Contractor, the Contractor will be responsible for controlling possession and use of it until returned daily to the issuing party. The building key system is Corbin Russwin.

Work Affecting Adjacent Spaces or Requiring Use of Freight Elevator

  • Adjacent Space: Request for approval 24 hrs. prior to any work that will require access to adjacent lease spaces.
  • Building Systems: Requests for approval 24 hrs. in advance of any work which shall require the impairment or alteration of any building system
  • Freight elevator, affected public corridors, doors, and door jams must be protected with padding.


  • Construction personnel shall use the freight elevators at all times. Only Contractor's supervisory personnel may use the passenger elevators.
  • Alcohol, drugs, smoking and pets are not permitted on the property or within the building. Construction Personnel found to be in the possession of or under the influence of drugs or alcohol are subject to immediate removal from the property and banned from further work on the property.
  • AM/FM Radios, televisions, cassette players or other electronic devices with external speakers are not permitted.
  • Contractor personnel are not permitted to use vending machines inside the tenant spaces, or table, and chairs in common areas provided for the use of the building tenants. Contractor’s staff must wear a shirt with contractor’s logo.
  • Contractor’s staff must be respectful of tenants. Use of foul language, rude behavior or vandalism by Construction personnel will result in immediate removal from the property and may be banned from further work on the property.
  • Parking will not be provided in the building.


  • Only those Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler, Security and Fire Alarm subcontractors which have been approved by Management may perform work on the project. Qualified journeymen and steamfitters only can perform work on HVAC equipment. Only plumbers and electricians licensed in the District of Columbia may perform plumbing and electrical work.


  • All common areas shall be kept clean at all times. These areas include but are not limited to common corridors, restrooms, stairwells, lobbies, elevators, loading dock, and the grounds. Lobby areas are to be vacuumed at end of each work shift.
  • Construction debris and trash shall be removed from the jobsite as soon as practicable. Management reserves the right to require trash removal on demand.
  • Construction debris and trash shall not be stored for any period of time in mechanical rooms, freight lobbies, adjacent spaces or any other location outside of the jobsite. Contractors must furnish sealed trash cans to be used for food-related trash to prevent insect and rodent infestation.
  • LAMP, BALLASTS & BATTERY DISPOSAL – Contractor is responsible for proper disposal of used bulbs in accordance with all state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Building Standard Light Fixtures shall contain 32 watt lamps.
  • Building Standard Exit lights with red lettering is required.
  • All trash removal shall be scheduled for weekends, or Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • Contractor shall provide walk off mats at each exit from the jobsite. Mats shall be maintained or replaced as necessary to prevent construction dust from being tracked throughout the buildings.
  • Mechanical and Electrical rooms shall be broom cleaned daily. Panel covers shall be replaced on all active electrical panels daily.
  • Cleaning of paint brushes, spackle knives, tools and buckets are permitted only in the slop sink in the janitor’s closet.
  • No contractor is permitted to use the building’s equipment, ladders or tools.


  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Contractor shall notify Management 24 hours in advance of any work affecting the sprinkler system.
  • Contractor shall check in with the Building Engineer immediately prior to commencement of the sprinkler work.
  • Building Engineer shall accompany Contractor and tag impaired devices.
  • When notified by the Contractor, impaired device tags shall be removed by Building Engineer after the work is complete and the system is operational.
  • Sprinkler Standpipes or risers may not be drained or remain empty between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Sprinkler feed mains, cross mains and branch lines shall be drained after 7:30 a.m. on regular business days only and must be refilled by 6:00
  • p.m. each day. Exceptions require approval of Management. The Contractor may incur additional cost for Management personnel when these steps are not followed.

Fire Alarm

  • Contractor shall not conduct any activities that will activate the building fire alarm system prior to the implementation of precautionary measures to prevent false alarms.
  • Contractor shall be charged $500.00 per occurrence in the event of false fire alarms caused by smoke detectors that have not been taken out of service prior to the work in accordance with the following procedures:

    • Contractor shall notify Management in advance of any activities that will require impairment of any smoke detectors.

    • Smoke detectors will be taken out of service by Management. Contractor's personnel shall not disable smoke detectors for any reason.

    • Contractor shall notify Management Security when the work is finished and shall not leave the project until all smoke detectors are back in service.
  • The building’s fire alarm contractor (Truland Service Corporation) must perform the final connection to the building’s fire alarm system. Please coordinate with Building Engineer.

Building Facilities

  • Contractor will only use the Lower Level restrooms. Restrooms, toilets, maids’ closet, wash bowls and other apparatus shall not be used for any purpose other than that for which they were designed. Any expenses for repair of damage to the above shall be borne by the Contractor.

Thermostats/HVAC System

  • Existing thermostats and VAVs (or the like type of equipment) shall be protected during demolition and construction to prevent malfunction of the HVAC operating systems. Contractor will install new filters on fan coil units at end of project.


  • The work shall not begin prior to authorization by Management. A copy of the building permit and the contractor’s certificate of insurance must be provided before work can commence.
  • All work must be performed in accordance with all of the applicable codes and regulations (including but not limited to OSHA). Contractor is required to use Lock Out/ Tag Out procedures as required by OSHA. Contractor is to furnish Lock Out/ Tag Out supplies, if needed.
  • Noisy Work: Noisy work shall be performed between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. or on weekends regardless of the location in the building. Noisy work includes but is not limited to drilling, grinding, shooting stud track or ceiling hanger wires, and the use of power saws.
  • Welding: All welding shall be performed between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. and procedures for venting fumes shall be approved by Management twenty-four (24) hours prior to commencement of the work. Contractor is to have an adequate fire extinguisher and blankets available at all times.
  • Noxious fumes: All work that will produce noxious fumes (i.e. oil based or spray painting and sizing) shall be performed after 6:00 p.m. and shall be finished with ample time to clear the air of the fumes prior to 8:00
  • a.m. weekdays, or on weekends.
  • Management reserves the right to stop any work that is disruptive to the tenants in the building.
  • Contractor shall work in harmony with other Contractors and Subcontractors performing work in the building on behalf of Management or other tenants.
  • Contractor shall maintain an active and current safety training and record keeping program and require his Subcontractors to do likewise.
  • Contractor shall notify Management twenty-four (24) hours in advance of ceiling close-in so that Management will have the opportunity to inspect the work.
  • Signs or logos will not be permitted without prior approval of Management.
  • Demolished materials are property of Manager unless noted otherwise.
  • Any penetrations of the slab require the slab to be first x-rayed, which is to be performed after normal business hours and coordinated with engineer.
  • General contractor’s superintendent is required to supervise all related project work on a full time basis.


  • Materials shall be hoisted via the freight elevators. Passenger elevators shall not be used for material transportation. No materials shall be hoisted outside the freight elevator cabs without prior notification and approval of Management. All costs associated with material hoisting shall be borne by the Contractor.
  • Materials shall not be stored in the freight elevator lobbies, mechanical rooms or any other common space within the building. Materials shall not be stored in adjacent vacant space without prior consent of management.
  • Dollies, carts and other moving or loading apparatus shall have rubber tires. The expense of any damage caused to floors/wall, etc., by moving materials shall be borne by the Contractor causing the damage. All public areas are to be sufficiently protected in advance by the Contractor to avoid such damage.
  • Freight elevators are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Contractor is advised to contact Management 24 hours in advance of any hoisting operations that will require extensive use of the freight elevators to determine the availability of the elevators.
  • Management reserves the right to inspect all tool boxes, storage bins, trash bins, or other conveyances prior to removal from the property.
  • The Contractor shall comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations pertaining to the use of hazardous materials or potentially hazardous materials. No hazardous materials may be used on the property without prior written approval of Management. All MSDS sheets must be submitted to Management prior to delivery of material to site.
  • All doors, hardware, door frames, light fixtures, HVAC units, air boots, slot diffuses, millwork and appliances to be removed from demolished leases are the property of the building and may be required to be relocated elsewhere in the building. Please contact the Management office for direction.


Contractor/Moving Company, at its sole cost and expense, must carry and maintain the following insurance coverage with insurance companies authorized to do business within the District of Columbia, with a minimum A.M. Best rating of A8. Before commencing work, Contractor/Moving Company shall furnish Manager with certificate(s) of said insurance policy or policies and shall assume responsibility for placement and renewal of all such policies.


Type of Coverage Requirements
Workers' Compensation Statutory Limits
(LaSalle requires coverage in all states)
Employer's Liability $500,000 each accident
$500,000 disease - policy limit
$500,000 disease - per employee
Commercial General Liability $1,000,000 each occurrence
$2,000,000 general aggregate
$2,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate
Note: The general aggregate should apply on a "per product" basis for contractors. Coverage is to be provided on an "occurrence" rather than on a "claim-made" basis.
Automobile Liability $1,000,000 each accident
Note: This coverage should apply to "any auto" and should not be deleted from any contract in the event the vendor buys or leases a vehicle in the future.
Umbrella Liability $5,000,000 each occurrence
$5,000,000 aggregate
Note: This coverage is additional liability insurance and should be "following form" over employer's liability, commercial general liability, and auto liability.
All-Risk Property Insurance Replacement Cost
Note: This coverage should be required of all contractors and vendors who bring property (e.g., tools and equipment, etc.) onto the premises. The limit should be the replacement cost of the equipment.
Errors & Omissions Minimum $1,000,000
Required for certain types of professional contractors (architects, engineers, environmental consultants, etc.). The size and scope of the project will determine appropriate limits.
Note: Must provide a COI evidencing the continuation of coverage for a period of two years after final payment of the contract.


Contractors and their Subcontractors shall provide insurance coverage in accordance with the requirements of the Management. A Certificate of Insurance evidencing the required coverage shall be submitted by the Contractor to Property Management prior to the commencement of the work. The Certificate shall name the following as additional insureds:

Additional Insured’s
2020 K Corp., LP
Lasalle Investment Management, Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle

Certificate Holder
2020 K Corp.
c/o Jones Lang LaSalle
2020 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006


If a material cannot be identified, assume it is hazardous.

  • If a hazardous material is released or spilled, there are a few basic responses that must be followed. The following minimum response procedures should be followed regardless of the nature of the incident.
  • Notify Property Management of the incident immediately. State the location of the accident, the type of material released and any actions taken.
  • Evacuate everyone in the vicinity immediately. This includes tenants, contractors, and building personnel. If the release of a dangerous vapor or gas occurs, a larger area of evacuation may be necessary.
  • Once you know the area is cleared, you may take safe and reasonable steps to identify the released materials. If you can identify the materials, small spills of liquids may be limited with sand bags or adsorbents. Isolated fumes or gases may be limited by closing doors or shutting down air handler units in the area.
  • If the material has not been identified, the Property Manager or Building Engineer will attempt to use Material Safety Data Sheets to classify the material according to its hazardous properties. If the spill or release is deemed to be a threat to a wide spread area of the property and/or its occupants, then immediately call 911 and ask for the DC Fire Department HAZMAT Response Unit.
  • The management office reserves the right at any time to rescind, alter, or waive (in whole or part) any of these Construction Rules and Regulations whenever the management office deems necessary, desirable, or proper in its sole and reasonable judgment.


  • Abandoned telephone or data cabling shall be removed from the ceiling and any new communication cabling separately supported from the slab above (not hanging from ceiling supports).
  • Electrical outlets being abandoned shall have the BX removed to junction box or the panel.
  • All floor and wall penetrations must be sealed properly in accordance to all applicable codes and regulations. Communication cabling/wiring that traverses a wall or floor penetration must be encased in conduit as appropriate to ensure security and safety, and per all applicable codes.
  • Data and telecommunication cabling/wiring must be appropriately supported and cannot lie on other equipment, piping, wiring or ceiling systems, etc. Communication cabling/wiring cannot share a conduit with electrical wiring. Cabling/wiring that is severed must be removed from the building. Newly installed cabling/wiring must be clearly and professionally labeled indicating the user and installer. The labeling must be in accordance with the building’s alpha-numeric assignations for tenants and vendors, e.g., the tenant name and contractor name are not to appear on the labeling for security reasons. Graffiti of any sort is not permitted.
  • Communication cabling/wiring cannot obstruct or hinder access to panels, termination blocks, enclosures, equipment, etc. anywhere in building, but specifically in the communication closets/rooms.
  • Contractor will be responsible for the cost to repair any damage caused by their work to any existing cabling, wiring or equipment, communication or otherwise.


  • Representations and Warranties. Vendor represents and warrants that (i) it is not, and none of its partners, members, managers, employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents is, a person or entity with whom U.S. persons or entities are restricted from doing business under regulations of the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) of the Department of the Treasury (including those named on OFAC’s Specially Designated and Blocked Persons List) or under any statute, executive order (including the September 24, 2001, Executive Order Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism), or under any other law, rule, order, or regulation that is enforced or administered by OFAC (such persons and entities each being a “Prohibited Person”); (ii) it is not acting directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of any Prohibited Person; it is not engaged in this transaction, directly or indirectly, on behalf of, or instigating or facilitating this transaction, directly or indirectly, on behalf of any Prohibited Person; and (iv) it will not contract with or otherwise engage in any dealings or transactions or be otherwise associated with any Prohibited Person.
  • Indemnification. Vendor hereby agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Owner and Manager from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, risks, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees and costs) arising from or related to any breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.