Category Archives: Buildings & Facilities

Roof Replacement Design

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,…

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Elementary School Owner’s Project Manager

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…

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Legacy Project Design and Engineering

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…

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Design/Build Parking Garage RFP

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…

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