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Headquarters Renovation

GES provided MEP & FP engineering for the renovation of 66,000 sf in the Capital One's headquarters in McLean, VA. Design features were incorporated to create unique building identities, including creating open elements, central meeting places, and various collaboration, social, and focus... Continue Reading

Planning and DD1391 Development Air Force 59th Dental Group, Dunn Dental Clinic

GES provided project management, as well as MEP & FP engineering services, for the development of planning documentation for a new dental clinic at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, TX. The project goal was to develop a modern dental treatment facility capable of delivering all required general dental care for the JBSA, including dental hygiene. In addition the facility would resolve graduate dental training program space constraints. The project included a site investigation of existing conditions, collection and evaluation of facility requirements, analysis of data, estimation of... Continue Reading

Trigg Hall Vivarium Renovation

GES provided MEP & FP engineering design, as well as commissioning services, for the renovation of a deteriorated vivarium and laboratory into an ABSL-2 small animal vivarium. The existing laboratory, was conditioned via a water source heat pump system with the fluid cooler located on grade, and two adjacent rooms were served by a dedicated split DX heat pump system. Due to the space constraints, the factory fabricated packaged rooftop unit (RTU) was designed to be located on grade with two exhaust fans and electric duct heaters. The RTU was designed with one bank of 30% efficient... Continue Reading

Maury Elementary School Modernization

Global Engineering Solutions (GES) provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation and addition to the Maury Elementary School. The original building was built in 1886 with an addition and ground-level causeway constructed in 1961. The project includes a new addition to house a new kitchen and servery as well as additional classroom space, and an upgrade of the HVAC system in the 1960’s addition. Particular attention was paid to maintaining and preserving historic elements of the building. The Heat Recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Air-Cooled System is a two-pipe fan... Continue Reading

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

Motivation High School, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation of Motivation High School to address deficient building components and systems in the 190,000 sf facility, while at the same time implementing interior and exterior changes to create an improved learning environment. Mechanical improvements include the replacement of one 6,000 MBH boiler, 16 air-handling units, 25 roof-mounted exhaust fans, 55 classroom unit ventilators, and eight chilled and hot water pumps.  Plumbing work will include the installation of three seasonal changeover valves, a new domestic hot water heater,... Continue Reading