McKinley Middle School is District's first to earn LEED-CI Platinum Rating
DC's McKinley Middle School earned a LEED-Cl Platinum Rating from the US Green Building Council which makes it the first public school renovation in the District to earn a LEED rating of this level. GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the build out of this 66,000 sf unoccupied/shell wing for use as new STEM Middle School, co-located on the McKinley High School Campus. The high performance HVAC system, energy efficient lighting and improved water conservation measures, all helped acquire the Platinum rating
GES Principal featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineers Magazine
We are very excited to announce that GES has been featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's recent magazine on High Performance Schools. The article addresses engineering advice and best practices on designing MEP & FP systems in K-12 schools. Check out pages 10-14 to see what Essi Najafi, GES Principal, had to say! Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Modernization of Hillcrest Playground located in Washington DC is now complete!
We are happy to announce that the Hillcrest Playground modernization located in Washington, DC is now complete! GES provided electrical and plumbing engineering services on the District's newest playground. Check out this article about the celebration! Hillcrest Playground
GES Ranked in Top 25 Largest Engineering Firms by Washington Business Journal
We are very excited to announce that Global Engineering Solutions has once again been ranked by the Washington Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Largest Engineering Firms in the DC metro area! This is a huge accomplishment for our firm and we are very pleased to have sustained our positive growth.
Grand Opening this Spring of Physical Sciences Complex at the University of Maryland College Park
We are happy to announce that the Physical Sciences Complex at the University of Maryland, College Park grand opening will be this spring! GES provided MEP engineering services in conjunction with HDR on this new 158,000 gsf, $128 Million, LEED Gold lab/academic building. Check out this cool article about how HBO's program Veep was filmed on the site! HBO LinkedIn
GES Ranked in Top 100 Largest MEP Firms in the Country
GES has just been recognized by Consulting-Specifying Engineers as one of the top 100 largest MEP firms in the country! Being ranked as one of the "MEP Giants" of 2013 shows that we have found opportunity in the many changes taking place in the MEP industry. The award, which was based on MEP revenue, reminds us once again of how important our people are to the growth of our firm. Thank you again for all of your hard work, and for helping us earn a spot among the industry giants!
GES Team Awarded $215 Million Design/Build Project for DC Water
Global Engineering Solutions (GES) will provide mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and process engineering for the new Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station (TDPS) and Enhanced Clarification Facility (ECF). GES is part of the PC Construction/CDM Smith Joint Venture, which brings together the industry-leading expertise in water treatment facility design and construction.
GES Sponsors NIH Children Inn's Family Dinner
Global Engineering Solutions staff participated in an Outreach Family Dinner event at the National Institutes of Health Children's Inn. The Children's Inn provides a homelike residence for more than 1,500 children and their families who stay at the inn each year while receiving medical treatments at the clinical center.
GES Ranked as 2nd Largest MEP Firm in Metro Area
GES has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as the 24th Largest Engineering firm in the metro area. This list consists of firms such as Jacobs, Parsons & AECOM who each have several billion dollars in revenue, so it's an impressive feat to have made the list.
Design Finishes on Dickinson College's new Athletic Training Facility
Dickinson College's new Athletic Training Facility will consist of an approximately 25,000sf, two story training center designed to support the football, lacrosse and field hockey teams. Designed to LEED Silver, GES' MEP & FP Engineering design incorporates energy efficient HVAC systems, flexible power and lighting systems to allow better use of multi-function spaces and plumbing systems with enhanced water conservation features.
GES' East Baltimore Community School Project Featured in the Washington Post
The new East Baltimore Community School is the result of a unique partnership between Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. As the first school designed to Baltimore City Green Building Standards, GES' engineers used their knowledge of sustainable, energy efficient design to create an environment that promotes learning. Designed in REVIT, the state-of- the-art HVAC system minimizes classroom noise and fosters a more healthful indoor environment. The lighting design features a digital lighting control system and lighting level technologies that work with natural daylighting to create bright and inviting learning spaces.
GES Renovation/Reconstruction Project Featured in Inform Magazine
GES' Takoma Educational Campus renovation/reconstruction project featured in the November issue of Inform Magazine:
GES' Soccer Team Wins Division 1 Regular Season and Post Season Titles
After finishing the regular season as the Division 1 Champions, GES entered the post season as the highest seeded team and was favored to win the playoffs. The playoff contenders consisted of all the top teams that finished in the four highest spots in Division 1 and Division 2. After winning in the quarter finals and semifinals, GES was poised to take the top spot at the final match against FC Maryland. By the end of a competitive first half, GES was winning 1-0 and looked to increase the lead in the second half. With key saves coming by way of Goal Keeper Paul Lubao, GES was able to finish the match 5-0, trouncing FC Maryland and becoming the Division 1 and Division 2 Post Season Champions!
GES' Contribution Receives Praise From the Mayor & School
A team comprised of Waldon Studio Architects, Penza Bailey Architects, Forrester Construction and Global Engineering Solutions partnered with the DC Department of General Services to help modernize Nalle Elementary School into a cutting edge learning environment. Nalle Elementary School is located in an economically and socially challenging neighborhood in Southeast, DC. Consequently, the school was lacking many of the tools needed to provide a healthy and safe atmosphere for the teachers and students. Prior to the renovations, the existing systems were antiquated and inefficient, but now after a summer of construction, the facility has been transformed into a 21st century academic institution.
GES Ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Engineering Firm in the MD, DC and VA Area
Within the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry, Global Engineering Solutions has been ranked by Inc Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Engineering Firm in the Maryland, DC and Virginia Area as well as the #25 Fastest Growing Engineering Firm in all Engineering Industries in the entire country!
GES Project Receives LEED Gold Certification
Global Engineering Solutions (GES) was tasked with helping The Links, Incorporated modernize its outmoded headquarters facility. Plagued by inadequate electrical, cable and mechanical systems, which were last renovated in 1984, The Links, Incorporated wanted to create a state-of-the-art, energy efficient, sustainable facility that would support its mission of ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans by providing world class office and meeting facilities.
GES Awarded GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract for Professional Engineering Services and Construction Management
Global Engineering Solutions has been awarded a contract by the U.S. General Services Administration for professional engineering and construction management services under the GSA Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS) program. The contract has an initial term of five years with three five-year option periods.
GES Recognized as one of the Hottest Firms in the US!
Global Engineering Solutions has been recognized by Zweig White as one of the Hottest Engineering Firms in the US and earned a ranking of #44 on the Zweig Letter.
GES Repeats Ranking as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the US
Inc. magazine today announced its fifth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies. Each year, Inc. celebrates the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars - the privately held businesses that drive our economy.
GES Presented with 'Super Hero Award' at Jubilee Gala
At the 23rd Annual Jubilee Gala this past weekend, hosted by the Jubilee Support Alliance (JSA), GES proudly accepted the Super Hero Award as a token of appreciation for all of its contributions over the past eight years including its efforts in renovating seven apartment complexes for Jubilee Housing.
GES, NIST Break Ground for Solar Panel Project
Earlier in the afternoon, senior officials representing Global Engineering Solutions (GES) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) including NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher, along with other organizations, gathered at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD for a groundbreaking ceremony that marks the beginning of a large-scale project to install solar panels on four different sites. Others present at the ceremony included Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8), who is a Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on the Budget, and Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD-4), who is a Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
GES Document Control Administrator Receives Star Partner Award
Global Engineering Solutions Document Control Administrator, Paul Bedard received the Star Partner Award for his extraordinary actions in support of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) New Campus East (NCE) Mega Project.
GES ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the US
Inc. magazine today announced its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
GES Director of Marketing named best marketer of the year
Global Engineering Solutions Director of Marketing, Carolyn Evans, was selected as the "Best marketer of the year 2010" by SMPS and awarded the "Golden Tuba" award. The "Golden Tuba" award is a 29-year tradition for the DC Chapter - it is presented to a marketer who has made outstanding contributions to both the DC Chapter and the A/E/C industry.
O'Malley and Hoyer Break Ground for Physical Sciences Complex
High-ranking federal, state, and university officials assembled today for the ground breaking ceremony of the University of Maryland's new Physical Sciences Complex (PSC), a state-of-the-art, 158,068-square-foot educational and research center with facilities that are peerless across the globe. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley called the $128-million project "the number-one capital priority of the O'Malley-Brown administration," noting that "job-creating progress, especially in these tough times, is all about our ability to be leaders in innovation."
GES Supported Structure Competes in Canstruction Charity Event
With GES' donation to GBRA and Perkins Eastman, our team was able to raise over $4000 for the charitable Arlington Food Assistance Center. The food donations will go to help families in our area that require assistance to achieve their food needs.
Opening Ceremonies for GES Project Conducted by Mayor Adrian Fenty
Global Engineering Solutions was selected by OPEFM/DC Public Schools to provide the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design and construction administration services for the Ferebee Hope Elementary School. The existing facility consisted of antiquated and inefficient building systems, lack of natural light and void of any modern technology. The new design called for the reconfiguration and modernization of the existing open plan classroom to create a more enriched learning environment complete with modern amenities. As part of the opening day ceremonies, Mayor Adrian Fenty toured the completed project which included enhanced lighting systems, new energy efficient HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality and advanced technology systems including the implementation of smart boards.
GES Project Visited by First Lady Michelle Obama
Ferebee Hope Elementary School is a partner school of Communities In Schools (CIS), an organization that works in partnership with public schools to help students stay and succeed in school. As part of the CIS initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama visited with more than 30 students participating in an after school program at the school. Also important to students' success is ensuring that their school provides a learning environment where they can focus, grow and succeed.
GES educational project receives 3 design awards
Benning Elementary School was a former school without walls building and only had large open spaces and no traditional classrooms. It has been transformed into a modern school that now supports two charter schools, with traditional classrooms and administrative spaces, and two separate entrances. In the new space, the two schools, DC Prep and Nia Community Public Charter School, share common spaces, but each school has its own facilities separated on two different floors.
2009 soccer season nets a strong victory
The Global Engineering Solutions soccer team kicked off the Spring 2009 soccer season with an impressive 5-0 victory. Key additions during the off season have bolstered our offensive and defense, including one of our own project engineers, whose strong ball handling in the midfield netted him with one goal of his own.
GES project receives 5 awards
GES provided MEP&FP design and CA services for the renovation of the award winning I Gorman Jewelry Store. A special emphasis was placed on the HVAC systems to ensure customer comfort and electrical/lighting systems to enhance display cases and security. GES worked closely with the client to achieve the desired lighting plans including a schedule of proposed lighting fixtures, photometric calculations and associated plans, details and electrical connection information. GES also provided the electrical design for an advanced security system. Spaces renovated included sales floor, presentation cases, jewelry repair/ polishing stations, security vault, private offices, computer stations, bathrooms and various support spaces.
Design begins on University of Maryland Medical System North Hospital Renovation
In order to meet the functional needs of the University of Maryland Medical Center, Global Engineering Solutions is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration services for the renovation of the 8th, 9th and 10th floors in the West Wing of the North Hospital. The project involves converting the existing space into a mix of private, semi private and isolation rooms for cancer and bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients.
GES receives award for Best Place to Work
Global Engineering Solutions has been selected as one of the top 10 companies in the Washington Business Journal's (WBJ) 2008 Best Places to Work in the Washington DC Metro area. The Best Places to Work awards program honors the area's leading employers who foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees.
GES provides cost savings for the new 700,000gsf, $600million, USAMRIID Bio-Containment & Research Facility
Under an existing IDIQ Contract and as part of a comprehensive Value Engineering Team with PMSI, Global Engineering Solutions is providing Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Value Engineering services to the US Army Corps of Engineers. As part of this contract, GES provided mechanical (HVAC, plumbing and fire protection) value engineering services for the new 700,000gsf, $600,000,000 USAMRIID Bio-Containment and Research facility.
GES kicks off the new soccer season
Global Engineering Solutions Soccer Team kicks off the new fall outdoor soccer season. As part of the Montgomery County Co-Rec Adult Soccer South Division, Team GES is looking for another successful season. Being the defending champions, expectations for this season are running high, but with a solid defense lead by our own Marketing Coordinator and consistent offensive production, the GES team is looking for an undefeated season.
GES completes work on the University of Maryland Ludwig Soccer & Track Field
Under an existing IDIQ Contract and as part of a comprehensive design team with KCI Technologies, Global Engineering Solutions completes its work on the new irrigation and drainage system renovation for the University of Maryland Ludwig Soccer & Track Field.