DC Fire + Emergency Medical Services Engine Company #28


Washington, D.C.


Project Size

7,000 SF

Completion Date


Total Cost

$3 Million


Zivic + Hurdle Architects

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided survey and civil engineering services for the complete renovation and modernization of Engine Company #28 located at 3522 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The project included removal and replacement of curb inlets and fire hydrants.

WM was responsible for providing design assistance for new utilities to the firehouse, requiring reconfiguration of the facility’s entrance. The WM survey team provided a limited survey of the stormwater management facilities and proposed routing corridor, including topographic and utility information. WM provided demolition plans, stormwater management plans, sediment and erosion control plans, site and utility plans, and Preliminary Design Review Meeting coordination for the project. Permit assistance.

Unique stormwater management techniques were implemented for this project in order to achieve Silver LEED certification. Goals of the project include reducing runoff volume by 25%, capturing 90% of average annual rainfall, and treating the captured rainfall to eliminate 80% of the total suspended solids. WM implemented storm filters to address water quality and underground cisterns to address water quantity. The saved water from the cisterns is utilized for washing fire trucks to reduce the use of potable water from the main. The project site achieved 100% imperviousness upon completion.

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