Category Archives: Design & Consulting

Sewer Force Main Condition Assessment and Repair

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery, Maine 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 project consisted of several tasks including inventorying the existing conditions of the sanitary sewer collection system, conducting continuous flow monitoring including salinity and pH monitoring, monitoring rainfall and tidal fluctuations, analyzing and categorizing data flow, performing manhole inspections and preparing a Sewer System Evaluation Survey Report…

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Remedial Investigation

Fletcher’s Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Site Milford, New Hampshire Watermark prepared a Remedial Investigation (RI) Report for Operable Unit 2 (OU2) at the Fletcher’s Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Site. The Site was officially listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) by the USEPA on March 31, 1989, as a result of investigations related to the 1984 closure of the Keyes Municipal Supply Well. The detection of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Keyes Well by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services triggered the removal of the Keyes Well from service and prompted a series of investigation…

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Pavement and Drainage System Design

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Providence, Rhode Island Watermark was awarded a contract for a facility wide pavement and drainage system design at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Providence, RI. Watermark designed facility-wide pavement repairs which included cold milling or complete replacement of pavement, curb replacement, parking lot re-design and drainage structure repairs. Watermark conducted an initial inspection and prepared an Inspection Report to provide the VAMC with information necessary to prioritize and focus the design tasks on the highest priority areas based on the amount of funding available.  The Inspection Report provided a description of site observations, recommendations…

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Storage Tank Repairs Design

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Brockton, Massachusetts Watermark prepared design documents for repairing and upgrading a 300,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.  The design efforts include the following features:  removal and replacement of interior and exterior coating system; provision for containment and environmental protection system; removal and replacement of tank appurtenances such as ladders, guards, gates, railings, and manways; upgrade tank valves and alarms; and lightning protection and obstruction lights.  Watermark prepared Design submissions (architectural, civil, electrical, structural, and mechanical engineering disciplines), coordinated independent technical reviews, and participated in design review meetings.

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Trolley Bridge Rehabilitation

Lowell, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract by the National Park Service to rehabilitate a trolley bridge and a section of the trolley’s railroad track located in downtown Lowell, MA.  The work included the demolition of an existing wooden bridge over a canal, the rehabilitation of structural supports and the reconstruction of the wood decking and railings. A section of the trolley tracks adjacent to the Lowell High School was settling and the railroad bed required regrading.  The work involved the removal of approximately 500 feet of railroad track and railroad ties, the regrading and compacting of the railroad bed…

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Roof Replacement Design

U.S. Army Soldier Sustems 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 Small Arms Range

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,…

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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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