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Hearst Elementary School

Global Engineering Solutions (GES) provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the phase I modernization and addition to a 17,000 sf elementary school. The completed school is 45,000 sf and has a capacity of 300 students. The new design includes two classrooms per grade, resources rooms, areas for art and music, a science lab, media center/computer lab, dining facility/kitchen, and office and administration spaces. Prior to starting work on the design, GES developed a life cycle cost analysis and energy model to determine the options for the HVAC... Continue Reading

Henderson – Hopkins School

GES  provided MEP & FP engineering services for a new Kindergarten through 8th grade, 103,000 sf Public School and 30,000 sf Family Support Center. The new school plays a big role in the single largest redevelopment project in Baltimore's new $1.8 billion East Side. The school supports 540 students and the Family Support center houses Early Learning programming for about 200 children from infancy to age 5 along with classrooms for adult learning programs and support space for counseling and administration. The MEP & FP systems were designed in REVIT and to the Baltimore Green... Continue Reading

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Global Engineering Solutions (GES) was awarded the renovation and expansion of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts as part of a multi-phased international design competition. Housed in an aging National Historic Landmark, the school is DC Public School’s crown jewel school for the arts. It will be transformed through a comprehensive modernization into a world-class, 600-student facility to match its renowned reputation. The project is slated for LEED Gold with the majority of the points coming from the mechanical systems. GES’ engineers designed a water source heat recovery variable... Continue Reading

Design/Build Reconstruction of Takoma Education Center

In December, 2010 a mislaid torch being used on a roof renovation project sent the Takoma Education Center up in flames, displacing over 400 students who attended the city's only Catalyst Arts Integration program.   Too badly burned to be repaired, the entire interior was gutted, including the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.   Although DC Public Schools (DCPS) quickly found emergency funds for the reconstruction of the facility, the challenge remained to engage a team capable of delivering a new facility in less than a year. As part of a design-build team,... Continue Reading

Renovation of Seaton Elementary School

GES provided MEP & FP engineering design and construction administration services for the renovation of a 65,000 sf elementary school to bring it up to current educational standards. The first phase focused on modernizing classrooms, bathrooms, main corridors and main entry lobby. The project is being designed to LEED silver... Continue Reading

Emery at Langley Education Campus

GES provided MEP & FP engineering design and construction administration services for the renovation of a 110,100 sf Pre-K through 8th grade education campus. The first phase focused on modernizing classrooms, bathrooms, main corridors and main entry lobby. The project s being designed to LEED silver... Continue Reading

Physical Sciences Complex Phase 1

GES in conjunction with HDR provided the design of the MEP systems for the new LEED Gold Physical Sciences Complex (PSC). The PSC is a three phased project which will create a flexible state-of-the-art laboratory/office/classroom facility that will house the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy and the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology (IPST). Phase I consists of a new facility adjacent to the existing Computer Space Science (CSS) Building and will house specialized laboratory spaces designed to meet strict criteria for vibration sensitive and electromagnetic... Continue Reading

New Science Complex, Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

GES provided plumbing and fire protection engineering services for the design of a $144 M, 330,000 gsf building to house the biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and geology departments, and includes wet and dry teaching and research laboratories. Rendering courtesy: Cannon... Continue Reading

Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building

GES provided plumbing engineering services for the design of a $116 M, 229,827 gsf building to house academic programs in medicine, dentistry, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, biological sciences, electrical engineering, environmental science and technology and associated... Continue Reading

Ridge Road Recreation Center

GES provided MEP & FP engineering design and post design services for a new 22,000 sf, LEED Silver recreation center and renovation of the existing pool house. The new $16 M facility includes a gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, classrooms, computer lab, lockers/showers for the pool, fitness rooms, commercial grade kitchen and senior lounge. As part of the project the pool deck, pool lining, filtration system, splash pad, and an outdoor concession were modernized. Since all of the existing utilities were not adequately sized to support the new building, GES worked closely with the local... Continue Reading