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DGS Capital Construction Services Division

DGS Construction - two hard hats


To deliver quality, efficient and functional capital projects on-time and on-budget.

Summary of Services

The Division implements and manages public building needs through the Capital Improvements Plan for most District government agencies.
The Plan outlines agencies’ capital needs, including:
  • Rehabilitation of existing properties and construction of new facilities.
  • Ensuring the timely and cost-effective delivery of superior quality engineering and design.
  • Construction, as well as a variety of other technical services, on all relevant capital development projects in the Plan.


  • Tenant Improvement and Relocation
  • Major Construction-Education
  • Major Construction-Public Safety Facility
  • Major Construction-Recreation Facility
  • Horizontal Development
  • Major Construction-Government
  • Small Capital Projects (including the OPEFM Stabilization Program)

DGS Education Cluster

Education-related Properties and Facilities Operated and Maintained by DGS

  • 116 schools
  • Buildings housing facilities related staff
The inventory of operating school buildings comprises:
  • 12,565,343 sq-ft of interior space
  • 22M sq-ft of exterior space
  • athletic fields
  • parking areas
  • sidewalks
  • playgrounds
DGS, in conjunction with DCPS, are responsible for the planning and implementation of various initiatives ranging from school modernization, systemic/phased modernizations, small capital improvements, and ongoing stabilization efforts.
DC Schools Annual Facilities Condition Assessment

“Pursuant to DC Official Code §38-2803(b)(1A), the Department of General Services conducted an annual survey to update information on the enrollment, utilization, and condition of school facilities within the DCPS school facility inventory. The schools’ building systems, structures, and facility conditions are rated on a continuum of poor - to - good.”

DGS Department of Parks and Recreation Cluster

DPR Properties and Facilities Operated and Maintained by DGS

  • 63 Recreation Facilities
  • 379 Parks and other properties for DPR
  • Six Aquatic Centers (which operate year-round, seven days/week, 365 days/year)
  • Special Focus Recreational Centers (which service early childhood and senior citizen programs)

DGS Government Facilities Cluster

Government Facilities Managed by DGS

  • DHS Projects & Shelters and Transitional Housing Projects
  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Renovation projects, encompassing ADA compliance surveys, design, building renovation and signage at the following District facilities:
  • Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) - Police stations and other support buildings
  • Fire and Emergency Services (FEMS) - Fire stations and emergency medical centers
  • Department of Corrections (DOC) - Projects range from mechanical and electrical upgrades, security and life safety upgrades, to reconfigurations and expansions
  • City Office Buildings - Daly, Wilson, One Judiciary Square and the Reeves Center
  • Government Centers
  • Horizontal development projects planning
  • Working with client agencies (DMPED and Office of Planning)
  • Tenant Improvement
  • Office Moves

DGS Public Safety Facilities Cluster

Public Safety Facilities Managed by DGS

  • Department of Corrections Projects
  • DYRS Projects
  • CFL-related Projects
  • FEMS Projects
  • MPD Projects

Related Information

Architecture-Engineering (A-E) Firms

Construction Management (CM) Firms

DGS Construction Division-related Manuals and Instructions