Category Archives: Construction & Remediation

Combat Field Service Equipment Facility Construction

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…

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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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Remediation of Contaminated Soils

Baker’s Island Salem, Massachusetts Watermark completed remediation of lead-impacted soil and a lead-based paint abatement project at the historic Baker’s Island Light on Baker’s Island, Salem, Massachusetts.  Work was completed on behalf of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to address environmental impacts to soil associated with the weathering of lead-based paint on the lighthouse, keeper’s dwellings, and other USCG structures occupying approximately 10 acres on the north side of the island. The project presented numerous unique logistical challenges due to its geographic location five  miles off-shore, the absence of a permissible docking facility, avoidance of beach crossings, tidal impacts…

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Facility Deconstruction and Restoration

Ipswich Antenna Test Facility Ipswich, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District (CENAE) to perform the planning, execution, and closure reporting for the deconstruction and restoration of the Ipswich Antenna Test Facility located in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  The work included the demolition of 10 buildings encompassing over 25,000 square feet, located throughout the 65 acre property including the deconstruction of a three-story reinforced concrete antenna test facility that contained offices, classrooms, laboratories, freight elevator, and testing facilities.  Work  also included the relocation of an emergency generator and roof-top chiller; decommissioning, demolition, and…

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Brownfields Assessment and Remediation

Hamilton Canal District Lowell, Massachusetts The Hamilton Canal District area consisted of approximately 15 acres of formerly vacant and under-utilized land in downtown Lowell, MA.  Watermark assisted the City of Lowell with their plans to redevelop this area into a new vibrant mixed-use neighborhood.  To assess subsurface environmental conditions, the City procured Watermark to conduct American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and subsurface investigations at ten properties on a fast-track schedule that coincided with the City’s aggressive public marketing of that area. Watermark subsequently assisted the City in obtaining four Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

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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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