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 Staff Support Local CommunitiesNews
WDP partnered with the Georgetown South Community for our Community Service project again for the 3rd consecutive 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 over 180 families with almost 500 kids. Through successful in-house donations by WDP staff, WDP "adopted" two children during the holiday season and provided clothing, shoes, toys, and bicycles.
Due to the generous spirit of WDP staff, there were additional funds that were able to be used to make donations to the Haymarket Food Pantry. WDP donated 81 lbs. of food and needed items like diapers to the pantry during the holiday season. The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry serves over 800 individuals and families each month.
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We wish our clients and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season filled with peace and happiness. We sincerely thank you for your business, friendship, and support.
We have compiled some favorite holiday-time recipes from our staff to share in the hopes that all of our friends are able to enjoy the warmth, comfort, and love of one another, whether sharing in our traditions or those of your own.
Please click here to download our recipe collection.
WV Capitol Dome Repairs Projected to Finish Spring 2021News
WDP's work on the West Virginia Capitol Dome is in the news! As the project ending draws near, the following article takes a look back to the beginning.
In the November 26, 2020 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, WDP Principal and Historic Preservation Engineer, Rex Cyphers, discusses what WDP discovered during the exploration and investigation of the project.
As the state prepared to put the Capitol dome repair and restoration project out to bid, consulting engineer Rex Cyphers discovered an even more critical issue: The tensioning system — a series of 60-foot steel cables that run from the exterior dome and hold up the interior dome — had failed.
He said engineers discovered the failure while examining water damage and discovered that the interior Rotunda walls were pushing out because they were bearing the weight of the interior dome.
Cyphers did not see a danger of imminent collapse, but he said the tensioning system needed to be replaced “as expeditiously as possible.”
With that, the dome repair project took on extra urgency.
WDP has been awarded a contract to provide professional engineering services to the Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) for work on the Fort Monroe National Historic Landmark (NHL) District. The scope of services will include building envelope, structural, historic preservation, and geotechnical work.
This historic landmark dates back to 1607 and was originally named Cape Comfort by English explorers prior to the founding of Jamestown. The first fortifications were erected in 1609. Further exploration of the James River and Chesapeake Bay led to the early renaming as Point Comfort then Old Point Comfort, the current designation.
Among approximately 550 acres and approximately 150 buildings, sites, structures, and objects that reside on Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort, the landmark includes special event venues, a 332 slip marina with 31,400 SF of support space, a travel park for recreational vehicles, and is home of the Casemate Museum.
WDP Wins the 2020 Outstanding Structural Engineering Project from NCSEANews
WDP is pleased to announce that the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) awarded the West Virginia State Capitol project with the 2020 Outstanding Project in the "Forensic, Renovation, Retrofit, Rehabilitation Structures under $20 Million" Category based on WDP's award submission. According to Carrie Johnson, Chair of the NCSEA Awards Committee, the winning entries were selected "based on creativity, complexity of the project and strengths, innovative application of materials or techniques, exceeding the client or owner's expectations, and suitability of the structure for its environment." NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards honor the best of structural engineering, in both projects and people, and are awarded each year at the NCSEA Annual Conference.
The West Virginia State Capitol, designed by Cass Gilbert, the prolific architect whose portfolio includes the U.S. Supreme Court building, dominates the Charleston landscape along the banks of the Kanawha River. The steel-framed structure boasts a 292-foot tall dome gilded with gold leafing, but water infiltration issues have plagued this historic structure since its completion in 1932. In 2015, WDP was selected to investigate, design, and provide construction management for a multimillion-dollar rehabilitation of the building envelope and structural components. For more information about this award-winning project, check out our Project Spotlight.
Manassas Office Wins City of Alexandria ContractNews
The Manassas office has been selected to be one of the firms to provide Engineer of Record (EOR) Structural Engineering services for a variety of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and maintenance projects related to the design and construction of new facilities and infrastructures, as well as upgrades or repairs to existing facilities and infrastructures.
WDP has been privileged to provide A/E Services for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Services on our previous term contract with the City of Alexandria/Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). Our commitment to providing exceptional service to the City is deeply held by the Principals, Associates, and staff. We have continually sought to engage the best practices of our industry to the benefit of the City of Alexandria and ensure that taxpayer dollars are well spent while providing superior educational facilities, athletic fields, and infrastructure.
WDP's Manassas Office Begins 2nd Phase of Work at the Ford House Office Building in D.C.News
WDP has obtained approval to conduct the second phase of the exterior building envelope investigation on the Ford House Office Building in Washington, DC. Based on WDP’s original investigation, the Architect of the Capitol has approved limited destructive openings to evaluate observed deterioration at the brick masonry and roof copings. Built in 1939, this brick masonry building served as one of the first FBI buildings and was actually the location where the parents of our project manager, Jason Yates, met in 1956.
New York Office Wins NYC School Construction Authority ContractNews
The New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) has awarded WDP’s New York Office the Contract for Design and Construction Services in Connection with Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) Services. WDP will support the NYC SCA in their effort to utilize innovative green building practices, features, and technologies for new building projects and existing building renovation projects. As part of the BECx process, WDP will provide documented assurance that newly constructed facilities or improvement projects at the facilities involving building envelope components, assemblies and systems fulfill the design and performance requirements of the 2019 NYC Green Schools Guide as well as conformance to the latest edition of the NYC Energy Conservation Code.
WDP is very excited to continue working with the NYC SCA. Over the last five years, we have earned two term contracts for NDT services, during which WDP has investigated structural and/or envelope conditions, diagnosed problems, and provided reports with repair recommendations for the City’s schools. In addition, WDP assisted with developing their building enclosure commissioning program - developing recommended specifications and details to implement an enclosure commissioning program to improve the built quality of the water, air, thermal, and vapor management of the exterior walls of new schools, in addition to meeting the requirements of New York City energy code, LEED Enhanced Commissioning credits, and NYC local laws.
WDP Provides Third-Party Special Inspections & Testing for the Construction of Haymarket's New Hilton Garden Inn HotelNews
WDP has begun third-party inspections on the new Hilton Garden Inn (Haymarket Hotel) located at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets in downtown Haymarket, Prince William County, VA.
WDP also provided the design phase geotechnical investigation and is the Special Inspection Engineer of Record (SIER) on the 79,580 SF, 4-story structure. The project is expected to take 6 months (est.) to complete.
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.