12OctRichard Freewalt, R.A.,LEED AP to Present for CSI Event
Richard Freewalt, R.A.,LEED AP is to present for the CSI Pittsburgh Chapter on October 12, 2021, via Zoom. The topic of his presentation will be " Why Commission the Building Enclosure - Better Project Outcomes, Lessons Learned." For more information about the presentation and to register, please email Brian Trimble at email@example.com or call 703-300-0109.
WDP to Provide Services for Upcoming Balls Ford Road Widening ProjectNews
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently awarded a $22-million contract for the widening of Balls Ford Road between Doane Drive and Ashton Avenue. The construction will consist of a divided four-lane roadway that will include a 10-foot-wide shared use path along the north side of Balls Ford Road and a 5-foot, concrete sidewalk along the south side of the roadway.
After completing the design geotechnical phase in May of last year, WDP was retained to provide owner required materials testing and inspection services for the project. The Prince William Department of Transportation is hoping for project completion before December 31, 2022.
30SepWDP Principal to Present at the ICRI Virginia Fall Symposium Event
J. Eric Peterson, P.E., Principal, CEO, is to present at the 2021 ICRI Virginia Chapter Fall Symposium regarding Balcony Repairs on September 30, 2021, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The topic of his presentation will be "Preparation, Concrete Repair, Repair of Adjacent Facades, and Protective Systems." For more information about the symposium and to register, please visit the ICRI VA Chapter website.
Virginia Tech - O'Shaughnessy Hall Receives AwardNews
Congratulations are in order for WDP and the entire project team (shown below) who worked diligently on Virginia Tech's O'Shaughnessy Hall Additions and Renovations project, which received the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC), "Virginia's 2021 Community Leader Award"! WDP's team, who provided building forensics engineering services, was led by Trevor Weilbach (Project Manager) and included Eric Peterson (Principal-in-Charge) and Tim Apisa. For more information on the project, click here.
O'Shaughnessy Hall's Project Team:
Building Forensics - WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers
Construction Management - W.M. Jordan Company
Architect of Record, Structural, Interiors, Sustainability, MEP - Moseley Architects*
Construction Management - McDonough Bolyard Peck (MBP)
Design Architect - Lord, Aeck & Sargent Inc.
Structural Engineering - Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan
Civil Engineering - Draper Aden Associates
Cost Estimating - CCS International
Photography - Maylone Photography
WDP Takes 2nd Place in Prince William County Schools Annual "Tee Off for Education Golf Classic"News
Congratulations to WDP employees Rob Niber and Rick Hale, along with fellow teammates Josh Daniel (Grimberg), and Tim Fitzwater (City of Manassas). Their foursome took 2nd Place in the Prince William County Schools annual "SPARK - Tee Off for Education" Golf Classic tournament, which WDP sponsors each year. 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 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 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 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.