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RFK Multipurpose Fields

As the first phase of the $500M plan to redevelop the 190 acre RFK Stadium campus, the 27 acre Parking Lot 7 was transformed into a new community activity center. This project included three synthetic turf fields, a 6,000 SF Events Pavilion, two 600 sf maintenance buildings, and a 1,275 sf restroom facility. Global Engineering Solutions provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering as part of a design-build team. The mechanical scope of work was related to the conditioning and ventilation of the new restroom building. Plumbing engineering was provided for the restroom building,... Continue Reading

Washington Monument Visitor Screening Facility

After a three year closure for repairs, the monument, opened to the public in 2019 with a new Visitor Screening Facility. As part of a construction management team, GES provided commissioning services for the new $11 million facility for the National Park Service. GES optimized the facility’s geothermal heat pump heating and cooling system to ensure peak performance and occupant comfort in the facility. In addition, the team commissioned the facility’s fire alarm and lighting controls systems, before visitors could regain access to the world’s tallest free-standing stone... Continue Reading

St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena

The Entertainment and Sports Arena, a new LEED Silver,91,600 sf, 4,200-seat facility, is a multipurpose entertainment, sports, and cultural complex. Constructed on 4 acres of the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus, it serves as a practice/training facility for the Washington Wizards basketball team, an arena for the Washington Mystics and Washington GO- GO basketball team, and an entertainment/concert venue for community based events. GES was the Commissioning Agent for the project to provide services needed to achieve Enhanced Commissioning under LEED v4.   About Us: Global... Continue Reading

New International High School

Global Engineering Solutions (GES) is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for the design of a 68,400 sf educational campus for newly arrived immigrant students requiring English as a Second Language Services.  In addition, the school will help relieve overcrowding at nearby schools.  Once complete the project will provide space for academic classrooms, science labs, physical education, a media commons, student dining and food service, a health suite and administrative areas. The project is being designed to comply with Prince George’s... Continue Reading

SESD & ORD Lab Consolidation

Global Engineering Solutions (GES) is serving as the prime A/E contractor, providing contract management, project management, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for the consolidation of bio-research laboratories for the EPA at their campus in Athens, Georgia. The project included programming, planning and total renovation of the 62,220 sf main bio-research laboratory building and multiple auxiliary buildings totaling 77,318 sf.  The renovated main bio-research laboratory building provides facilities to support the testing and analysis of... Continue Reading

New Solis-Cohen Elementary School, School District of Philadelphia

The existing Solis-Cohen Elementary School is unable to meet the demands of the 21st Century Learning Environments, and is need of replacement.  Global Engineering Solutions (GES) is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP & FP) engineering services for the design of the new 143,000 sf facility. The guiding principles that are driving the design for this project include LEED/sustainable design, safety and security, project phasing and site considerations. The HVAC and related mechanical systems will not only be functional and responsive to the need, but... Continue Reading

Modification of BSL – 2 Lab to Create BSL – 3 Laboratory

The Animal Plant Health Inspection Services / Veterinary Services / Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory, one of Plum Island Animal Disease Center’s (PIADC) tenant, receives international samples/specimens for diagnostic testing of foreign animal diseases including foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV). Diagnostic samples received from FMDV endemic countries cannot be released for diagnostic testing at PIADC or sent to other laboratories until an aliquot of the sample is tested and found to be FMDV free.  A Class III Biological Safety Cabinet system to sort and aliquot unknown... Continue Reading

Kramer Middle School

Global Engineering Solutions (GES) provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering for the renovation of the 154,000 sf middle school to transform the school into a 21st  century high performance educational facility. The school has recently achieved LEED Platinum. To help optimize energy performance, the HVAC system utilizes a heat recovery variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system with a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) makeup air unit for all academic and administrative areas. The DOAS units are equipped with an energy recovery wheels and outdoor air... Continue Reading

Purple Line Light Rail System

The Project is a 16.2-mile, 21-Station, east-west, light rail transit (LRT) corridor that will extend from its western terminus just west of Wisconsin Avenue and the Bethesda Metro Station in Montgomery County to its eastern terminus at the New Carrollton Metro Station in Prince George’s County, located just inside the Washington, DC area I-495/Capital Beltway. The Project also includes two Operations and Maintenance Facilities.   The Project consists in part of the design and construction services of a light rail Stations, Bethesda Station and Manchester Place Station, are... Continue Reading

Hench & Younger Student Apartments

Under our term contract with the University of Virginia (UVA), Global Engineering Solutions (GES) was tasked to update the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the Phase II Renovation of Hench & Younger House Apartments on UVA’s campus.  The two apartments are identical to each other; both are low-rise, three-story buildings which mainly house UVA’s athletic students.  The Phase II renovation involved replacement of the  HVAC units in both buildings, replacement of all electrical panels in the buildings due to previous fire damage, a new fire alarm... Continue Reading