What is the entire duration of the Cannon Renewal Project?
The Cannon Renewal is scheduled to take approximately 10 years, with five phases aligned to fall between congressional move cycles. The initial phase, Phase 0, began in early 2015 and focuses on the entire basement level. It will be complete in December 2016. The additional phases, Phases 1-4, will impact a quarter of the building, one side at a time, starting on the New Jersey Avenue side of the building and working clockwise. Each phase of the project will require the affected wing to be vacated. Phase 1 construction is scheduled to begin in January 2017.
What is the proposed schedule for Phase 1?
Phase 1 of the Cannon Renewal Project, which will affect the New Jersey Avenue side of the building, is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and finish by November 2018. The suites located in this section of the building will be unavailable during the 115th Congress.
Will all members have suites located within the House office buildings?
Yes, all House members will have a suite located in the Rayburn, Longworth or Cannon House office buildings. Construction crews are currently creating additional member suites in the Longworth and Rayburn House office buildings. These additional member suites will be included in the November 2016 suite selection process.
During Phase 1, what types of construction activities will take place during the evening hours?
The construction activities during Phase 1 will produce noise. While some noise will occur during the day, the heaviest noise-producing work will be conducted at night to avoid disturbing the work of Congress during business hours. Work will include demolishing and rebuilding the Fifth Floor, conserving the exterior stonework and rehabilitating the individual office suites. During the evening hours, you may hear loud construction noise such as jackhammering, grinding, sawing, hammering, scraping and drilling. To the extent possible, the Cannon Renewal Project will work to minimize the noise impacts of construction activities on Members, staff and visitors.
My member office is not located in the section of the Cannon Building that will undergo renovation during Phase 1. Is my office required to participate in the suite selection process?
No, it is your choice to either participate in the suite selection process in November 2016 or not participate. Please note that suites located in the section of the Cannon Building closed for renovation during Phase 1 will be excluded from the list of available suites during the suite selection process. Building closures due to Phase 1 construction may influence your decision whether to remain in your current suite.
My member office is located in the section of the Cannon Building that will undergo renovation during Phase 1. Is my office required to participate in the suite selection process?
Yes, your office must participate in the suite selection process in November 2016 and choose an available suite within the House office buildings. For questions about the suite selection lottery, please visit: https://transition.house.gov. For clarification on your member’s seniority, please contact the House Superintendent’s office at: 202.225.4142.
Will Cannon Building offices that are required to move due to the renewal project move sooner than other offices?
No, all member office moves will take place prior to the start of the 115th Congress. The order in which moves will happen is based on which suite is selected and its availability.
If my member office is required to move in advance of Phase 1, can we return to our current suite at the conclusion of Phase 1?
In most cases, your office can return to the same suite you vacated prior to Phase 1. The following suites in Cannon will not be available at the conclusion of Phase 1: 100, 205, 502, 503 and 504.
If my member office is required to move in advance of Phase 1, will we be responsible for funding the move?
No, for offices affected by Phase 1, the CAO will fund the cost for moving supplies (boxes, tape, bubble wrap) and equipment services such as telephone and computer set up and connectivity.
How will offices required to move in advance of Phase 1 determine their standing in the suite selection lottery?
All suite selections made during the suite selection process are based on a member's seniority. For clarification on a member's seniority, please contact the House Superintendent’s office at 202.225.4142.
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