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Since 1961

Bowman, Foster & Associates (BFA) is a Verified Small Business consulting engineering firm providing a wide range of services throughout the United States, and a variety of locations abroad, for over 50 years. We routinely manage multi-discipline projects & contracts in which BFA partners with Architects & other engineering disciplines to provide full E/A design services under a single contract or project.

 


BFA's primary role is developing Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection design solutions for renovations, repairs and new construction of various types of facilities. Over the past 5 decades we have expanded our capabilities and experience and now provide our clients with a full array of design solutions and construction delivery alternatives to include design/build and design-bid-build delivery process.

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The project mission was to survey, evaluate and propose solutions to improve the infrastructure elements of the 135,541 sq ft of Building 110. Investigations identified critically deteriorated elements that needed to be repaired, elements that no longer met the operational needs of the hospital, and elements that were outdated and needed to be modernized or brought into compliance with current accessibility, life safety and energy codes.

The goal was to devise a plan to prepare the building for future renovation projects that were cost effective, improved hospital efficiency and would extend the buildings utilization for the next 50 years.

Building 110 is only a small part of a much larger complex including Building 110A, 110B, 110C, 110D and 168. It is not practical to isolate Building 110, since there are many physical & system connections to the surrounding contiguous structures. Departments are blended across building separation lines and systems from one building serve and are serviced from spaces within the Building 110 Complex.

We did not graphically isolate Building 110 in our documents but showed portions of the adjacent buildings on each floor level to maintain visual and functional continuity.  Due to the complexity of the project, It was critical to keep in mind what impact any action this project might have had on the other adjacent "Building Complex" or spaces therein.

Phased Design Plans:

   

 

Master Plan Design & Systems Evaluation

Physical and Functional Evaluation:
    Code Review - NFPA/JCAHO/VA Building Code
    Site and Vehicular Access
    Exterior Envelope Review
    Horizontal and Vertical Movement Evaluation
    Stair 1/IT Core Study
    Level by Level Physical & Functional Review
Department Space Programming and Planning:
    Existing & New Space Programs
    VA Design Standards Compliance
Master Plan Recommendations:
    Electrical Systems
    Hot Water Generation
    Chilled Water Generation
    Medical Gas Systems (Replacement)
    IT Core
    Vertical Transportation
    Building Envelope
    Window Water Infiltration
Phasing Plan
Budget Construction Cost Estimates    

 

Specialty Areas

Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units
Intensive Care Nursing Units
    Acute Care Med/Surg Nursing Unit
    Patient Main Entrance and Healing Garden
    ICU Tower
Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service
Library Service
Cardiovascular Laboratory Service
Day Treatment Center
Morgue Facilities
Pulmonary Medicine Service
Veterans Assistance Unit
Dental Service

 

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    Mechanical

    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Central Plants
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Control Systems
    • Fire Protection Services
    • Plumbing Design
    • Process Piping
    • Thermal Storage
    • Refrigeration
    • Steam Distribution
    • Chilled Water

     

    Electrical

    • Lighting (int./ext.)
    • Power Distribution
    • Instrumentation
    • Emergency Power
    • Arc Flash / Coordination
    • Telecommunications
    • Power Conversion
    • Fire Detection Alarm
    • Process Controls
    • Communication Distribution
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    Other Services

    • Energy Audits
    • LEED & Green Design
    • Data & Operation Centers
    • Energy Saving
    • Retrofit Buildings & Systems
    • Budget Development
    • Scope Development
    • ATFP Retrofit
    • Water Treatment Facilities
    • SCIF and Security


    Construction Administration

    • Shop Drawing Review
    • Phase Consultation
    • Bid Phase Services
    • Pay Request Evaluation
    • Construction Management

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Client Testimonials

Outstanding management by prime contractor [BFA] and sub contractors. This firm continues to be exceptionally responsive. They set the standard for professional- ism as a partner with the Government and as an expert consultant. They strive hard to go the extra mile and build a cohesive project team. I give them my strongest recommendation for future government projects.

Jarrod January, Contracting Officer
Department of VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA

Scheduling work in this residence is difficult and I was pleased at the responsiveness of your office considering the short notice you were given. further appreciate that you, as a principal of the firm, considered the work at the residence important enough to be personally involved... I thank you for your timely performance for the Navy

J.C. Dean, Captain - Command Officer
Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C

The cooperativeness, responsiveness and patience of the A/E firm was outstanding.

Suzette Hartmann, Project Engineer
Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C

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