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Minton-Capehart Federal Building

Indianapolis, IN

Project Square Footage

North Shaft: 252 s.f. (6 floors), Third Floor: ~19,200

Market Sector

Civic + Government

Project Type

Office Buildings

Year Completed


The Minton-Capehart Federal Building located in the central business district of Indianapolis, was originally built in 1976. The six-story building was named after two former U.S. senators, Sherman Minton and Homer Earl Capehart, and houses multiple tenants such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Veterans Administration (VA), and Social Security Administration (SSA). The facility set out to increase the building’s energy efficiency by updating its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) assisted in the creation of an existing conditions Revit model of the north shaft and the third floor of the building.

ARC created a 3D Revit model of the existing conditions by working from an existing point cloud.

The laser scans and models produced by ARC provided the design and construction teams with critical information that was used in the replacement of the building’s mechanical and electrical systems and addition of a new fire protection sprinkler system.

The deliverables were also used to determine whether there was sufficient room within the north shaft to add a new duct riser (critical to HVAC upgrades).

This project was featured in ARC’s 2009 award-winning proposal to the General Services Administration (GSA) for a $30 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

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