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U.S. Custom House New Bedford, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) to replace 34 historic windows at the U.S. Custom House in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The project included the fabrication and installation of 24 true divided-lite 2/2 windows, replacement of 9 basement windows and removal of the existing shutters, priming and painting of all surfaces, and then reinstallation of the shutters. Prior to work starting, Watermark was required to make anHistoric Preservation submission to State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) per Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).This entry was posted in Buildings & Facilities, Construction & Remediation, Federal on .
Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Watermark was awarded design-build contract with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC) for the roof replacement of Building #8 at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Philadelphia, PA. This project involved renovation of a building within a historic district. Work occurred in an occupied space that required significant project phasing and close coordination with building occupants. The exterior of the building was upgraded with ramps, stairs, guard rails, and hand rails, as required, complying with building and life safety codes. Exterior doors, windows, and roof structures were painted. The majority of Building #8 serves as…Buildings & Facilities, Construction & Remediation, Federal, Project Type, Projects, Services on .
Groton Naval Submarine Base Groton, Connecticut Watermark provided overall design management; architecture; civil and geotechnical engineering; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Administration; and construction management for the design-build of an indoor small arms range at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT. The indoor small arms range building includes firing ranges; an armory; and administration and support spaces. The firing ranges provide specialized firearms qualification capabilities including known distance small arms qualification, tactical maneuvering training, and simulated scenario training. The armory provides secure storage areas for weapons and ammunition. The administration and support spaces include a classroom, offices,…Buildings & Facilities, Design & Consulting, Federal on .
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center Natick, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District(CENAE) to renovate an existing facility and construct a new pre-engineered building addition at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA. Watermark provided site drainage, demolition, new foundation and concrete work, installation of a pre-engineered steel building, and interior finishes. As part of the construction services, Watermark provided value engineering services to the CENAE for project revisions and modifications to help the Client meet budgetary constraints. Some of these revisions included redesign of the HVAC system, the…Buildings & Facilities, Construction & Remediation, Federal on .
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center Natick, Massachusetts Watermark prepared design documents for the replacement of the existing, single-ply ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing system. Work involved preparing an Alternatives Analysis Design Study which identified and evaluated 5 roofing system types suitable for installation on the building. The Design Study recommended a white thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing system for installation. The roof, covering approximately 52,000 SF of area, had significant complexity due to the 94 roof penetrations including curb and equipment mounting. Based on the results of the Design Study, Watermark prepared 65%, 100%, and Final Design submissions (architectural, structural,…Buildings & Facilities, Design & Consulting, Federal, Projects, Services on .
C.W. Morey Elementary School Lowell, Massachusetts Watermark provided Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) services for the Morey Elementary School in Lowell, MA. The school was a 60,000 square foot Pre-K through 6th grade elementary school located in the Highlands neighborhood. Watermark performed a review of the 90% and 100% design plans and specifications and provided comments to the City and the Architect. Watermark coordinated the design review meetings with all of the City of Lowell departments having jurisdiction or interest in the project including: the School Department, Department of Public Works, Engineering, Water and Wastewater Utilities, Health, Parks and Recreation and…Buildings & Facilities, Design & Consulting, Municipal/State on .
Lowell General Hospital Lowell, Massachusetts Watermark was retained by Lowell General Hospital and RTKL Architects to prepare schematic designs and construction documents for $90M Legacy Project. Prior planning for the Oncology Center, fifteen years earlier, allowed for the expansion with only minor modifications to the stormwater management system. After the completion of the Oncology Center, Watermark created a new Planned Development Medical Institution zoning district and campus Master Plan that set the stage for the Legacy Project some ten years later. The project was a fast track design and construction project that required an accelerated engineering effort in order to…Buildings & Facilities, Commercial, Design & Consulting, Project Type, Projects, Services on .
Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Watermark prepared a design/build RFP for a new parking garage adjacent to the existing parking garage in what was a surface parking lot at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain. The work also included modifications to the existing parking garage and associated site improvements. The project priority was to maximize the number of parking spaces. Watermark conducted a geotechnical exploration program to obtain subsurface information at each footing location for the proposed parking garage and to provide geotechnical recommendations for foundation design and construction. Based on the results of the…Buildings & Facilities, Design & Consulting, Federal, Project Type, Projects, Services on .