Foundation Group Headquarters

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the 50,000 sf renovation of AARPs Foundation group. The mechanical systems were replaced and upgraded throughout the space in order to serve the new spaces needs and provide sufficient heating and cooling, maximum controllability, and upgraded DDC controls which tie back into the base building management system so that the maintenance staff can monitor and control systems more effectively. The electrical systems were designed to provide electrical services for the mechanical, lighting, fire alarm, and the high-end AV systems throughout the... Continue Reading

Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades

GES, as part of a comprehensive architecture/engineering team provided an analysis of the existing electrical systems for this mission critical facility and designed upgrades to the electrical infrastructure including the normal power, emergency power and UPS systems. As part of the design, provided a new emergency power system including new generators, distribution equipment and parallel redundant UPS system for mission critical... Continue Reading

Alexandria Animal Hospital

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for a new 25,000 sf three-story Animal Hospital Building with an animal hospital facility, a 15,000 gsf parking garage, and 9,000 gsf of surface parking. The animal occupied spaces are served by two constant air volume rooftop units, due to the high number of air changes per hour recommended for these spaces. The units are equipped with energy-wheel type hat recovery units to achieve maximum energy savings from the exhausted air. In addition, GES designed an energy efficient power distribution system which included a class leading energy... Continue Reading

Interventional Radiology Department and Shock Trauma Center Renovations

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for a phased renovation of 6,400 sf of procedural and support spaces spread across three wings. Phase II involves renovation of two angiography labs. Phase III includes the renovation of an additional angiography lab, as well as adapting a shared services room for use as an angiography room and required support space including procedure rooms, control room, equipment room and other ancillary... Continue Reading

Design/Build Services for McKinley Technology High School

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the build out of a 66,000 sf unoccupied wing within the existing high school for use as a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school co-located on the McKinley campus. This project earned a LEED Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council which made it the first public renovation in the District to earn a LEED rating of this level. Awards: 2014 Award of Excellence for Commercial Interiors by the USGBC-National Capital Region Chapter 2015 Citation for Outstanding Design American School &... 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

Under a design/build contract, GES provided a variety of mechanical, plumbing and fire protection services for the HVAC modifications to the Solids Blending Building, design of the new 13,000 sf Solids Screening Building, 50,000 sf Pre-dewatering Building, a bridge connecting the two buildings, and a 15,500 sf Digester Gas Building. The plumbing design included the process plumbing for handling waste, solids and disposal to other facilities, and controls for all of the designed systems. This project is the first of its kind in the United States, and the includes the largest Cambi plant in... 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