Headquarters Consolidation Program, WMATA, Various Locations

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has initiated a Headquarters Consolidation Program to reduce operating expenses and improve employee work conditions. The program consists of two phases. Phase 1 includes the design and construction of three, LEED Gold high-rise office buildings to serve as the headquarters for each of their serviced regions: District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. As the program manager, GES is serving as the owner’s representative to ensure smooth execution of the program’s development and provide services that add value to the owner,... Continue Reading

BIT Systems

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation of this 80,000 sf mission critical facility. Spaces included a new raised data center, SCIF, commercial office space, conference rooms, meeting rooms and fitness center. Due to the function of the work being performed in the data center an overhead, modular, busway track system was provided to power the server racks. A power module system was also included to provide monitoring and control over the power distribution system. The design included energy efficient elements, which reduced the overall operating cost for the... Continue Reading

Biosolids Management Program, Main Process Train

DC Water is an independent authority of the District of Columbia that provides drinking water and wastewater treatment to more than 500,000 residential, commercial and government customers in the District, and also collects and treats wastewater for 1.6 million customers.   DC Water operates the Blue Plains Advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant, the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world, with a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day.   Currently, lime stabilization is used to convert wastewater into Class B biosolids, a renewable resource used as a soil amendment... Continue Reading

AARP Headquarters Renovations

GES was commissioned to develop plans to upgrade the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems at AARP's headquarters at 601 E. Street, N.W., Washington, DC. The existing facility is comprised of two interconnected buildings totaling over 600,000 sf of space. Due to changes in their program mission and leadership, AARP wants to create a new, more energy efficient facility. The project includes relocating and renovating three departments, and conducting an assessment of the entire... Continue Reading