Category Archives: Construction & Remediation

Remedial Action Operations and Long Term Monitoring

Former Brunswick Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine Watermark was awarded a Remedial Action Operations (RAO) and Long Term Monitoring (LTM) contract with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic.  Watermark conducted the Operations & Maintenance of the groundwater extraction and treatment system (GWETS) and performed LTM at the Former Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick, Maine.  Since 2011, the GWETS treated a large dissolved phase chlorinated volatile organic plume, which covered approximately 61 acres in what is known as the Eastern Plume.  Semi-annual LTM and reporting are conducted at 6 sites encompassing over 100 wells. Watermark’s initial effort was to review and…

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Canalway Development

Western Canal Lowell, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract by the City of Lowell, in cooperation with the National Park Service, involving the development of the Western Canalway.  Work involved the demolition of existing canal wall features, storm drainage system repairs, civil and structural modifications, and the installation of new site features.  The project included new concrete retaining walls, a structural steel supported boardwalk, brick and paved walkways, lighting, and landscaping.  Work also involved the fabrication and installation of a historically correct reproduction of a canal fence along the entire work area.  Site lighting was also fabricated to be consistent…

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Replace Steam and Condensate Lines

USS Constitution Charlestown, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a Maintenance and Construction Job Order Contract (MCJOC) by the U.S. Navy to provide facilities and public works related construction, repair and maintenance services including planning, engineering and construction for federal installations located in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This design/build task order included engineering design and construction services required to replace piping and components of the steam and condensate lines running from a junction box located on the pier servicing the USS Constitution across Boston’s Historic Freedom Trail to a boiler, located in a building adjacent…

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Gate Operating Machinery Overhaul

Woonsocket Falls Dam Woonsocket, Rhode Island Work at the Woonsocket Falls Dam involved overhaul of gate operating machinery to include: disassembly, cleaning, inspection, reassembly, lubrication and testing of all gears, bearings, shafts, couplings, and motor brakes, and replacement of all seals and gaskets with new. Painting and refurbishing of tainter gates including replacement of gate seals, seal supports, seal retainers and all attachment bolts; replacement of wire rope anchor plates; replacement of wire rope and rope anchors including all sockets, clevises, and adjusting bars; disassembly, cleaning, inspection, reassembly, and lubrication of gate trunnion bearings; and painting and overhaul of mechanical…

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Embankment and Culvert Repairs

Cape Cod Canal Cape Cod, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract to complete repairs to the drainage system and rip rap embankment slopes of the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne and Sagamore, MA.  This project included repairs to several drainage culverts entering the canal from drainage areas on both sides of the canal.  The purpose of the project was to repair a number of areas where erosion had occurred over time. The project required a significant effort to manage the logistics for the delivery of a large quantity of 6-inch to 12-inch rip rap and other fill materials necessary to…

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Naval Academy Preparatory School Training Facility Renovation

Naval Station Newport Newport, Rhode Island Watermark was awarded a contract with the NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic for the renovation of a 30,000 square foot four-story building located at the Naval Station Newport, RI.  The building was used as a training facility and contained classrooms and a firing range which were in use during the renovations.  This complex renovation project in an occupied space required significant project phasing and close coordination with building occupants. Watermark conducted a pre-demolition inspection that included a photographic survey of the surrounding area to document the existing condition.  Demolition included interior spaces and MEP systems, concrete floor…

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Mental Health Clinic Addition

Hanscom Air Force Base Bedford, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a Design-Build contract for a Mental Health Clinic Addition to the existing Health Clinic, Building 1900 at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.  The footprint of the addition was constrained by the building lines of the existing building. Watermark held a concept design charrette and prepared the Concept, Pre-Final, and Final submittals which included architectural renderings.  Watermark utilized in-house architects and civil engineers for the project. The new addition has a covered entrance separate and independent from the Building 1900 entrance.  The entrance is readily identifiable and of an appropriate scale…

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Locker Room Addition

General Mills/Yoplait Methuen, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract from General Mills/Yoplait to expand their facility by designing and building a locker room adjacent to the existing Locker Room and Café at the southwest corner of the building. The design of the new addition included architectural, structural, and civil site drawings as necessary to detail the building.  The project site was in a Flood Plain Zone which necessitated inclusion of a compensatory flood storage area in the design.  Watermark was responsible for securing all necessary permits. Watermark constructed a new 800 square foot addition, concrete slab on grade room.  Construction…

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Historic Window Replacement

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).    

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Design/Build Roof Replacement

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…

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