We developed the design-build bridging documents for the new Winchester Engineering Analytical Center (WEAC) facility in Winchester, MA. We worked closely with the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) staff and their representatives to fully understand their needs, expectations and requirements. Our work started with decommissioning services to ensure minimum impact to the operation of FDA research during the demolition of the back warehouse. Demolition was necessary to make room for the new building.
Our design was based on industrial grade equipment, efficient lighting, efficient low flow plumbing fixtures, medical gases and high efficiency equipment with consideration for energy and water conservations.
We included multiple design alternatives for our client and completed the project in phases so that ORA could maintain uninterrupted operation during construction and transition.
SQ FT172 acres
ClientTrust for Governors Island
New York, NY
Governors Island is the site of educational, non-profit and commercial facilities, as well as world-class open space in the New York Harbor. For almost two centuries, Governors Island was a military base; the Coast Guard closed the Island in 1996. New York’s leaders recognized the island’s potential, and in 2003 the federal government sold most of the island to the people of New York for $1.
Our team has completed multiple projects on the island, including preparing its infrastructure for future development. We determined the condition of the underground utility systems including storm pipes, manholes, water and gas lines systems providing economically feasible design solutions to identified problems, and overseeing the installation of proposed plans. We also designed a new pump house to overhaul the outdated drainage system that conveys runoff from the interior of the island via 32,000 LF of piping to the degraded seawall and into the harbor.
Additional projects included the design of a new stormwater conveyance system, analysis of the sanitary sewer system, and upgrades to existing HVAC systems in several public buildings.
National Building Museum
Our team worked with the National Building Museum to design and construct nine air handling units (AHUs) and associated infrastructure serving the Museums first floor gallery space.
We replaced the existing AHUs, located around the perimeter of the building, with new HVAC units with steam to steam humidification. This required the reuse of the existing steam lines and installation of new domestic cold water piping and heating hot water piping to fee the individual HVAC units.
ClientWashington Refrigeration Company
NAVFAC Building 21
We provided design and project management support to WRC, our 8(a) partner, on the team’s first 8(a) project at the Washington Navy Yard. During the negotiation of the contract, there were extensive discussions regarding the limitations of the existing mechanical system. We were able to provide several options in order for NAVFAC to decide which best suited their needs. Throughout the course of the project, we also led the design-build team to ensure everyone remained on schedule and all issues presented to NAVFAC had a solution.
The team completed the construction in six weeks — a very aggressive schedule for nearly $500,000 worth of work. NAVFAC gave the WB-WRC team an above average rating on this project.