WDP staff donated over $1300 this year to purchase toys, clothing, and shoes for kids within the Georgetown South Community for our Holiday Community Service project again this year. This community is within 3 miles of our Manassas office, has 860 homes and more than 4,000 people, many of whom are children; and they received help requests from 240 families with over 500 kids. Through successful in-house donations, WDP was able to "adopt" 7 children during the holiday season and spread some joy to the less fortunate. We had a small amount leftover (approx. $30) which we donated to the House of Mercy Food Pantry in Manassas. To learn more about the food pantry, donate, or volunteer, check out their website at https://houseofmercyva.org/.
WDP Staff Work on Santa's Workshop!News
From all of us at WDP & Associates, we sincerely thank you for your business, friendship, and support throughout the year. We wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year!
Along with Marketing coordination, the creative and extraordinary artwork was provided by Michael Scott, husband of Leyla Scott an employee at WDP.
WDP Staff Members shown clockwise from top are:
Trevor Weilbach, PE, Senior Engineer, Manassas Special Consulting - Roof
Dave Wolford, Senior CADD Technician, Manassas Special Consulting, Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Testing
Abby Cowser, EIT, Staff Engineer, Manassas Special Consulting, Water Penetration Testing
WDP Attends 2022 SAME Federal Small Business Conference (SBC) News
WDP's CEO, Eric Peterson, PE, and Senior Architect, Rich Freewalt, RA, LEED AP, have arrived in Nashville for the 2022 SAME Federal Small Business Conference (SBC)! The 3-day event, which runs from November 2 - 4, provides an opportunity for small businesses to meet with large companies that need subcontracting support. The conference will also host exhibits featuring leading A/E/C companies and various education and training sessions throughout the week. This is WDP's first year at the conference, and we are excited to be involved!
4NovWDP Staff to Present at 9th Forensic Engineering CongressEvent
Akshay Beniwal, PE, Project Engineer of the Manassas Special Consulting Division, will be attending the 9th Forensic Engineering Congress sponsored by ASCE. He'll be presenting the paper titled “Structural Evaluation of Coconut (Coir) Fiber Reinforced Gypsum Plaster Dome” which he co-authored with BJ Lee, PhD, PE, SE; Jodi Knorowski, PE; and Rex Cyphers, PE. To learn more about the 2022 Forensic Engineering Congress, click here.
Hal & Bernie Hanson Regional Park Officially OpensNews
WDP attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the long-awaited Hal and Bernie Hanson Regional Park on Friday, September 23, 2022. The 257-acre community/recreational park is located on Evergreen Mills Road just south of Independence High School in Aldie, Virginia. The park was already being put to good use with various sports, dog walkers, and kids eager to play on their new community playground. With 17 lighted athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, batting cages, skate plaza, fishing piers, dog runs, disc golf course, amphitheaters, lodge and nature center, grandstands (and the list keeps going), it is apparent that leadership in Loudoun County truly wanted to cater to its community. WDP is so proud to have been involved on this project, providing construction inspections and materials testing services as a subconsultant to MBP on behalf of Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI). WDP worked closely with design A/E firm Lose Design, Hess Construction, and the many trade subcontractors on this 3-year massive undertaking.
Prince William County has Grand Opening for New Animal Services CenterNews
WDP was in attendance for the grand opening of Prince William County's new Animal Services Center. The event, which took place on Saturday - September 17, marks the beginning of a new era for the animal shelter as the previous shelter was 45 years-old and unable to accommodate the County's growing population. The new center is a modern, 27,000+ SF facility that features a two-stall, medical-grade barn for livestock, four outdoor play yards for dogs, a community cat room, multiple smaller outdoor play areas, individually ventilated cat condos, as well as separate housing areas for our feathered and even our reptilian friends. The Center also features an upgraded HVAC system to reduce airborne diseases and a veterinarian suite for surgeries and advanced medical care for animals. Having provided the design-phase geotechnical investigation in 2017 and as Geotechnical Engineer of Record and consultant to Cole and Denny during construction, WDP is thrilled to see the results of the project teams' hard work on a wonderful new facility for our furry, feathery (and scaly) friends!
LCPS Facilities Operations Developing and Implementing New Initiative with WDP for Asphalt Pavement Repairs/Maintenance and Life Cycle AnalysisNews
WDP executed three asphalt pavement assessments / evaluations, which included Middleburg Community Charter School, Aldie Elementary School, and Heritage High School, as part of a nearly 100 school inventory of existing asphalt pavement assessments and maintenance efforts estimated to occur over the next five years. The pavement assessments involved test borings, pavement cores, and lab testing and analysis (by Michelle Mittel, E.I.T., and Rob Niber, P.E.) to refine past Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) approaches to asphalt pavement repairs. WDP’s efforts saved considerable money while providing LCPS with the desired future pavement service life. During asphalt pavement milling/remedial stabilization repairs and asphalt resurfacing, WDP provided engineering oversight and field evaluations, including surface asphalt placement monitoring for proper thickness and compacted density. Additional staff involved during the construction phase included Claude Thomas (Engineering Technician) and Ed Brilhart (Field Operations Manager).
Successful School Supply Drive for the Haymarket Food Pantry News
WDP employees donated four boxes of school supplies to the Haymarket Food Pantry for the pantry’s annual School Supply Kit Program. In the weeks leading up to the start of the school year, the Haymarket Food Pantry provides all school-aged children (Ages 5-17) with a School Supply Kit. The Pantry has almost 450 children that they hope to provide for this coming year. To learn more about the pantry, please visit: Haymarket Regional Food Pantry (haymarketfoodpantry.org).
WDP Participates in Another Successful SPARK "Tee Off for Education" Golf ClassicNews
WDP was happy to take part in the Prince William County Schools' Annual Spark "Tee off for Education" Golf Classic Tournament, which WDP is one of the sponsors for every year.
Special thanks to team members Josh Daniel (Grimberg) and Tim Fitzwater (City of Manassas), who joined WDP's Rob Niber and Rick Hale. The foursome finished 3rd in the A Flight (score of 54 - 18 shots under par). Great job, guys!!
SPARK is the operating name of the Prince William County Public Schools Education Foundation, a non-profit organization. Their mission is to engage community and business partners to fund and promote initiatives and new opportunities that enhance educational excellence.
WDP Wins 5-year GSA ContractNews
WDP has a big win with the new 5-year GSA Term Contract for Roofing, Façade, and Building Envelope Engineering and Design Services! The contract award covers the South Region, which includes Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, and is portable - allowing WDP to provide these services in any other region in the United States!
Thank you to the Marketing team, John Civitillo, P.E. - Sr. Engineer (NY Office), and Rex Cyphers, P.E. - Principal (Charlottesville Office) for all of your hard work and effort to land this important GSA Term Contract!
Jodi Knorowski Becomes Member of the ASHRAE SSPC 160 CommitteeNews
Congratulations to Jodi Knorowski, P.E., Senior Engineer of WDP's Charlottesville office, who was recently appointed as a member of the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 160.This committee provides continuous maintenance for the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 160 - Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings, which is the guiding document that outlines the design criteria for predicting, mitigating, and reducing moisture damage to the building envelope. Jodi's 4-year term will begin July 1, 2022, and end June 30, 2026.
WDP is Awarded 2nd Term Contract with ServiceSourceNews
WDP has been awarded our 2nd term contract for providing Structural Inspection services in support of the Washington Headquarters Services at the Mark Center Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The initial contract is for one year with 4 one-year renewal options. WDP has been providing services to ServiceSource since 2014. Congratulations to John Grill, Andy Dalrymple, and the Marketing Team for a job well done!
Project Update - New Public Safety FacilityNews
Construction of the New Public Safety Facility for the City of Manassas is progressing with concrete pours completed on 4 levels of the Main building. Concrete for the penthouse level of the main building has been completed as well. Special inspections for masonry, light gage metal framing (LGMF) and structural steel remain on-going.
Concrete placement has been completed for the parking level and first floor of the Auxiliary Building which is also continuing with steel placement as is the Main Building. An elevated walkway connecting the Auxiliary Building to the Main Building will also be included, but construction will be delayed until site access is no longer needed for heavy equipment traffic.
Thank you to our T&I staff involved in the project:
Colin Rodman, C.E.T. - Special inspections and testing
Jay Hoffman, C.E.T. - Structural steel inspections
Rick Hale, AWS, CWI - Structural steel inspections
Ed Brilhart, C.E.T. - Field Operations Manager
Adam Garrity, C.E.T. - Lab Assistant Manager / laboratory testing
WDP's engineering technicians, Jay Hoffman and Michael Perlow, are currently providing fireproofing inspections for the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Haymarket, Virginia. Once these inspections are completed, special inspections for the hotel will soon come to an end; and WDP will begin monitoring asphalt placement for the parking lot and providing inspections/testing on exterior concrete for sidewalks.
WDP Awarded Contract with the GSANews
The GSA has selected WDP & Associates to provide roofing, façade, and building envelope engineering and design services throughout the GSA Mid-Atlantic North Service Center area. This area encompasses Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware but also work in the South Service Center area (West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland). Most of the work will involve occupied buildings, some of which are historically significant. The scope of engineering and design services will include performing comprehensive studies with an emphasis on moisture intrusion and physical condition assessments, development of design-build RFP packages, design of building envelope and roofing systems, and building envelope and roofing inspection and construction administration services including commissioning. WDP & Associates is excited to be working with the GSA.
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