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Design/Build Projects

Bowman, Foster & Associates, PC, is an engineering firm providing services throughout the United States and abroad. We are staffed to provide full design services and documentation for the design/build needs for renovation, repair and new construction of a wide variety of facilities.

 

The New Executive Office Building (NEOB) had an existing high pressure steam piping configuration creating an extremely dangerous life safety entrapment condition. This Design Build project provided the redesign and installation of new steam station components creating a safe working environment, while bringing it into code compliance. The existing domestic hot water storage tanks were beyond their life expectancy and were replaced with customer requested Spirax Rediheat instantaneous heaters, freeing up valuable space and saving energy. Overall improvements vastly reduced maintenance and the evacuation time from the mechanical room.

The team also provided redesign and installation of chilled water control valves and electronic isolation valves for the floor loops on the 3rd and 10th floors. Additional work extended the piping runouts on the 10th floor from the valves to the fan coil units and connectivity to DDC and TAC systems to the main engineer’s automation control room. This project’s special requirements involved timed phasing, removal and replacement of asbestos insulation and fireproofing.

 

The new, LEED Silver, Design-Build project, 32,000 SF single story facility provides child care services for 300 children between the ages of six weeks to six years. Samaha Architects design highlights details of the historic Georgian architecture found at the United States Marine Corps Base Quantico and compliments the residential character of the local neighborhood. This facility houses age specific, self contained child care modules, administrative offices, a warm and welcoming reception area, staff training spaces, a service kitchen, and necessary support spaces creating the “home away from home” environment for the children as well as the 50 staff child care givers. A dominant translucent canopy shelters children and parents as they approach the main entrance.

Exterior amenities include child activity areas with developmental play equipment, shade areas and toy storage facilities. AT/FP requirements have been seamlessly integrated into the entire facility. Sustainable design features include integrated Low Impact Design techniques and a photovoltaic roof panels system. A solar display within the lobby allows children, parents, and staff to monitor the use of solar energy generated by the photovoltaic roof panels. This facility achieved LEED Silver certification.

Read more: Quantico Child Development Center, Quantico, VA

 

Bowman, Foster & Associates was the prime Design Team Leader for this group fitness room.  It is a state of the art, multipurpose fitness room that is flexible enough to function for a wide variety of group fitness classes: Spinning, Step, Floor Aerobics, Cardio Sculpt and Tone, Kettlebells, Abs and Core, Zumba, Yoga, and Pilates.  These classes require very different environments, from super high-energy to calm and peaceful, and the room must be able to adapt and get participants in the zone as soon as they walk into the room.  This will be accomplished with quick changes in lighting, sound, equipment, and accessories.

Read more: Gaffney Group Fitness Room, Ft Meade, MD

   

General Contractor I&B/Donley JV & Design Team Prime Bowman, Foster & Associates completed 6 Design/Build projects at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD with an estimated construction value of $3,300,000. These projects assist with the rehabilitation and recreation for American's with disabilities. The projects were combined as one project for cost saving on permitting, surveying, et cetera then divided to meet with the clients requirements via the RFP. These projects included ADA Walkway improvements, ADA Playground, Ball Field Improvements, ADA Hard Surface Sports Courts, and Renovations Pavilion to ADA Bike Parking and Soccer Field.

Read more: ADA Recreation Area and Ball Fields, Walter Reed NM Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

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