Architect of the Capitol

Painting of the West Face of the Capitol


  • Client: HITT Contracting
  • Description: KEM worked with HITT to provide lead safe work practices and testing during re-painting of the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building prior to President Obama‚Äôs inauguration. Repainting required stabilization of chipping and peeling lead-based paint as part of the project. KEM developed a lead-safe work plan for HITT which was approved by the Architect of the Capitol. Once the work started, KEM provided exposure monitoring and testing to assure that the exposures were below the OSHA PEL for lead.