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 is expected to be completed by the end of this week. Special inspections for masonry, light gage metal framing (LGMF) and structural steel remain on-going.
Concrete placement is completed for the parking level and first floor of the Auxiliary Building and, along with the Main Building, is continuing with steel placement. 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 Staff Present for NCSEANews
Jodi Knorowski, PE, of the Charlottesville office and Akshay Beniwal, EIT, of the Manassas Special Consulting Division presented the West Virginia Capitol Building Project at the NCSEA Structural Engineering Innovation & Excellence Webinar Series on June 16, 2021. http://www.ncsea.com/events/seseries/
WDP Staff Appointed as Chair and Secretary of TMS CommitteeNews
Eric Peterson has been appointed as the Chair and Tim Apisa has been appointed as the Secretary of The Masonry Society's Construction Practices Committee. The Committee's goal is to identify current construction practices and investigate methods for improving these practices. Eric and Tim will serve a 3-year term. Congratulations, guys!
WDP Receives Several Term Contract RenewalsNews
Due to our excellent performance track record, we have recently received the following Term Contract renewals:
County of Albemarle and School Board of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, VA - Structural Engineering Services
Fairfax County Public Schools - Construction Testing & Inspection Services
Fauquier County Government and Public Schools - A&E Roof Consulting Services
Loudoun County Public Schools - Geotechnical and Construction Testing Services
Prince William County Government, Department of Public Works - Building Design Services – Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Services
Prince William County Government, Department of Transportation - Engineering, Design, Construction Administration/ Management Services - Geotechnical Services
James Madison University - Architectural Engineering Services
Virginia Tech - A/E Services for Building Envelope Investigation, Analysis and Design Services
GSA Mid-Atlantic Region - Roofing, Facade, and Building Envelope Engineering and Design Services
We'd like to thank our staff whose hard work and excellent client service have allowed WDP to continue these contracts and relationships with these clients.
Andrew Mock, Staff Engineer, has passed the New York Fundamentals of Engineering ExamNews
WDP is pleased to announce that Andrew Mock, Staff Engineer in the New York Office, has passed the New York Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Congratulations, Andrew!
MBP/WDP Team Awarded Contract with Prince Georges County Public SchoolsNews
WDP has teamed with MBP to serve as a subconsultant to provide Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) services to Prince Georges County Public Schools under a 5 year term contract for On-Call Commissioning (Cx) Services. The original RFP response was submitted in July 2019, but the County didn't make the award until just recently. We are excited for this opportunity to support another local public school jurisdiction.
Hill International/WDP Team is Selected for Loudoun County ProjectNews
WDP will serve as a subconsultant to Hill International to provide building envelope consulting services to Loudoun County for the 115,000 SF Ashburn Recreation & Community Center on Broadlands Boulevard, west of the intersection with Claiborne Parkway.
The project will feature a 50-meter competition pool, leisure pool, spa, full-size gymnasium, soft sensory play room, multipurpose room with a catering and teaching kitchen, classrooms, offices and meeting spaces. The second floor will include fitness areas, a running track, spectator seating for the competition pool, and a viewing area for the leisure pool.
WDP Wins Virginia Tech Contract for Building Enclosure Commissioning at Alexandria CampusNews
Virginia Tech has awarded WDP with the contract for Building Enclosure Commissioning Services for the new Academic Building at Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The project is an 11-story academic building for computer science and computer engineering research targeting LEED v4 certification.
The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus will be located in North Potomac Yard in National Landing. Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia announced funding for an Innovation Campus in Alexandria that will benefit all companies in the Commonwealth. The campus will build on the growing innovation economy in Alexandria and Arlington, which include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as well as private sector companies like Amazon.
We are excited to be a part of this groundbreaking facility and serving VT in delivering this Hallmark building to the Northern Virginia community.
WDP Wins Term Contracts with Montgomery College for Building Enclosure Consultant and Roofing ServicesNews
WDP has been notified by Montgomery College that, among those firms who responded to the RFP, we were ranked 1st to provide professional Roofing services and within the top 3 ranked firms to provide Building Enclosure Consulting services to the various Montgomery College campuses located in Germantown, Rockville, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and Montgomery County. These Term Contracts have an initial term of 1 year but have the ability to renew yearly for a total of 5 years. We are excited about these opportunities to serve Montgomery College.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA TARNG FOR PASSING THE PE EXAM!!News
Angela Tarng of the New Yorkoffice has passed the California PE exam and has also been promoted to Project Engineer I. Angela joined the firm in June of 2017 and has been instrumental in the continued growth of the New York office.
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.