New International High School

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 County’s Go Green Initiative and... 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 located... Continue Reading

Hench & Younger Student Apartments

Under our term contract with the University of Virginia (UVA), 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 system, and reconnection of all... Continue Reading

Shepherd Park Library

GES provided engineering design and construction administration services for upgrades to the electrical system as part of the library renovation. The project included an assessment of the existing electrical system, design of the new electrical distribution system, preparation of load calculations, panel schedules and power riser... Continue Reading

Capitol View Library

GES provided MEP & FP engineering for the renovation of Capitol View Library. To achieve LEED Gold certification the mechanical and electrical systems were completely upgraded. The new mechanical system has a new chiller, cooling tower, condensing boilers, pumps, unit heaters, exhaust fans and automated building control system. The electrical system was replaced with a new 1200A, 120/208V, 3 phase, 4 wire system including new distribution panels and equipment. A new LED lighting system was installed throughout the building to meet current energy codes and LEED requirements, and the system... Continue Reading

United Airlines Reception Renovation, Washington Dulles International Airport

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the new global services reception area.  The design of the new electrical system consisted of provision for a complete new energy efficient LED ambient and accent lighting system as well as space lighting controls system.  The existing area power distribution system was modified to support the new electrical and mechanical equipment provided in the new reception area.  The existing fire alarm system was also modified to accommodate the new space requirements and the new devices were connected to the airport-wide fire alarm system.  The... Continue Reading

Modifications to the Outbound Baggage Handling System, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the modification and replacement of the outbound baggage handling system for American Airlines. The project included engineering support for the new baggage handling systems; relocation of the tug charging stations, the TSA screening station, and the airline storage cage; and modification of exhaust air ducts, conduits, pipes, and the hot water/chilled water pipes in the Center Pier bag room. A series of plumbing piping systems will be relocated to accommodate clearance requirements for the... Continue Reading

Tunnel Ventilation Replacement, Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

GES provided engineering services for the performance verification of the existing Baltimore Harbor Tunnel ventilation system. After the field measurements were taken GES provided design solutions for the replacement of 32 industrial... Continue Reading

University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Task Order

  GES provided an array of engineering services on UDC’s campus on a variety of small to medium projects.  Representative tasks include: Relocation of the 801 North Capital Street Community College: Renovation, relocation, and consolidation of UDC’s Community College at 801 North Capital Street to Building 41 on the Van Ness Campus. Exterior Window Replacement and Security Upgrades: Electrical engineering services for upgrading the security system in Building 46. Relocation of the learning Research Division/Library: A 27,000 square foot renovation to relocate the... Continue Reading