Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided surveying, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services to complete a feasibility study for the renovation of an abandoned main pump building into a customer service department office for DC Water. The project involved converting the abandoned pumping house and station to move the existing customer service center to the Anacostia Pumping Station as part of the Master Facilities Plan.
WM provided feasibility studies, schematic design, boundary, topographic, and utility surveys, preliminary site design, and zoning submission and processing support for the project. The feasibility study served to determine the scope, schedule, and budget for the project to prepare for development of working construction drawings.
The existing facility required demolition and the new building was built on its footprint, so as not to disturb the extensive pipes and utilities on the site. However, construction of the new building greatly increased the amount of paved surface on the site. Site paving included paving over the existing stormwater management pond, requiring design and installation of an underground stormwater management system.
Design of the new facility required parking for employee vehicles, demolition of abandoned storage buildings, and implementation of green strategies and sustainable design elements to meet modern standards of energy efficiency.
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