MEP

The Varsity Apartments

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The Varsity Apartments

The project includes providing MEP design services for the full renovation of a +/- 200,000 SF Student Apartment Building located at 950 24th Street NW in Washington, DC. The building is 10 stories above grade, plus a terrace level, plaza level, and two underground parking levels. The program consists of 148,000 SF residential units, 38,000 SF parking 10,800 SF of common areas at the terrace level and roof.

Scope elements include:
New public space layouts, new roof terrace at west side of the roof, as well as new ducts, heat pumps, kitchen fixtures, and plumbing fixtures.
Reuse of existing risers, fire alarm, fire protection, and wiring. Reconfiguration of apartment kitchens.
In-kind replacement of bathroom fixtures at existing locations.
Revised configurations for apartment ductwork in order to reduce bulkheads and maximize the openness of the space.
Conversion of existing rooftop pool into landscaped plaza.
Refurbishment / replacement of most of the MEP systems.

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Diane’s House Ministries

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Diane's House Ministries

This project for Diane’s House Ministries includes a new 27,500 SF, 5-story multi-family building to provide homeless and low income women with transitional housing, counseling, educational training, and support services.

Program elements include efficiency and 2-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Community spaces include fitness center, community laundry, storage space, a community room, and terrace. The building also includes two offices and community restrooms on the first floor.

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Francis Educational Campus

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Francis Stevens Education Campus

This project for the Francis Stevens Education Campus involves a renovation to the existing auditorium, cafeteria, and gym, including all new MEP systems.

  • Mechanical
    • New energy efficient HVAC system, including a new 40-ton air-cooled DX rooftop unit with energy recovery wheel, and hot gas reheat for humidity control
    • Air distribution design complies with acoustic requirements of an auditorium
  • Electrical
    • New lighting design, lighting controls, stage lighting, power and convenience outlets, as well as panel boards for the electrical distribution systems to support the mechanical equipment
    • New high efficiency LED fixtures and new lighting controls allowing the use of energy efficient features such as vacancy sensors, daylight dimming, and programmable dimming systems.
    • The design of these new controls can be integrated into a future centrally controlled lighting system allowing remote monitoring of lighting status and energy usage
  • Plumbing

601 Massachusetts Ave

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601 Massachusetts Ave

Engenium Group provided MEP services for this office space renovation, including two spec suite fit-ups (6,000 SF) on level 2, and renovations to the elevator lobbies and multi-tenant coorridors (2,000 SF) on levels 2 and 3.

Each office suite contains a reception area, conference space, offices, workstations, pantry and LAN room. The multitenant space includes a shared hallway, restrooms, storage space, two stairs, and an elevator lobby.

  • Mechanical
    • Reuse of base building systems.
    • Addition of 3 new terminal units to satisfy zoning requirements.
    • Modification of distribution systems to coordinate with the new layout.
    • New HVAC supply and return diffusers to serve each suite.
  • Electrical
    • New lighting, outlets, and switches to coordinate with new layout.
    • Daylight controls for perimeter spaces.
  • Plumbing

    Selection of new plumbing equipment and fixtures.

Allegis Group

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Allegis Group

loor renovation of the Allegis Group corporate office. The project involved a full tenant fit-up of the 65,000 SF interior space over five separate phases.

The program for the renovated space included a reception area, open and closed office space, collaboration areas, closed conference rooms, a pantry and bar, IT closets, and restrooms.

Scope included:

  • Site survey and preparation of existing condition drawings.
  • Due diligence assessment and report summarizing systems and recommendations for resuse, modification, or replacement, with the goal of optimizing existing systems where possible.
  • Mechanical
    • Reuse of existing primary mechanical systems upstream of terminal units, and new ventilation air handling unit to support conference center.
    • Reconfiguration of thermal zoning to be consistent with tenant requirement. A thermal zone diagram of the space with color-coded zones and thermostat locations prepared after the renovation.
  • Electrical

    New interior lighting layouts and emergency power to IT closets.

  • Plumbing

    New plumbing at restrooms and pantry areas.

1401 H Street

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1401 H Street

Engenium Group provided Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering services to support 13,000 SF of renovations to limited public areas, including the main entrance, main lobby, multiple elevator lobbies and lounges, courtyard, penthouse and roof terrace.

In addition, our team completed a vestibule energy analysis and were able to offset 35,000 KWH energy loss from eliminating vestibule with energy savings from parking garage LED lighting. Engenium Group worked closely with DCRA to navigate alternate compliance paths to meet energy and green code requirements.

  • Mechanical
    • New 2,000 cfm, 5-ton water source heat hump for fitness center
    • 6-ton split system heat pumps serving the penthouse and roof terrace
  • Electrical

    New LED light fixtures and code compliant controls

  • Plumbing
    • New domestic water heater to serve roof terrace and lobby amenities
    • Sump drainage for elevator hoistways

Leidos Hess Lab

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Leidos Hess Lab

Engenium Group provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for this 2,500 square foot mission critical data center located in Vienna, VA. The project was designed as part of a fast-track effort to prepare the space for a government client, with a total elapsed time of less than three months between design kick-off and substantial completion.

  • Mechanical

    The design includes three 225kVA uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units in an N+1 configuration distributing power via overhead busway in a robust A/B configuration which eliminates potential downtime. Further redundancy is provided by the existing facility’s full generator backup capabilities. Thermal loading in the space is offset by chilled water computer room air conditioning units with over 125 tons of cooling capacity, also configured in an N+1 arrangement. Hydronic piping serving the units is routed underfloor to mitigate the potential for leak-related equipment damage, and high-intensity quartz infrared humidifiers facilitate tight control of humidity setpoints to minimize the potential for undue arcing.

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

1218 16th Street

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1218 16th Street

Built in 1907 and renovated in 1977, this 16,000 SF historic office building was completely renovated as part of a rebranding and marketing effort. The project was completed in three phases:

Phase 1: Due Diligence Assessment. We surveyed the space and issued a report summarizing the existing conditions and making recommendations for modification and upgrade in preparation for the future tenant.

Phase 2: “White Box” / Warm-Lit Shell. We prepared demolition drawings and renovated the space consistent with a white box / warm-lit shell for future tenant fit-up. Utility services were upgraded to support the future tenant.

Phase 3: Office Fit-Up. Conversion of the shell space into a full office fit-up. New MEP distribution systems were installed to support high-end office tenant.

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Thames Street Wharf

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Thames Street Wharf

Engenium Group completed many office fit-up projects within this 260,000 SF, eight-story, LEED Gold office building located at Harbor Point in Baltimore, MD. The building includes underfloor air distribution, energy recovery ventilation system, and redundant power. The office fit-ups ranged in size from 2,000 to 20,000 SF.

  • Mechanical
    • Two (2) 20,000 cfm roof top, air to air energy recovery, ventilation air handling units
    • Two (2) 2MW and one (1) 500kw emergency power generators
    • 10,000 gallons of fuel oil storage providing minimum 3-day back-up
    • 900 tons on comfort cooling and an additional 200 tons of process cooling
    • Sixteen (16) custom 24,00 cfm self contained air handling units with hot gas bypass heating and dehumidification
    • Underfloor air distribution with 63F supply air provided through floor diffusers
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

    20,000 gallon emergency water storage providing cooling tower make-up water

Embassy of Spain

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Embassy of Spain

Project includes replacing the primary mechanical systems for the building to improve thermal comfort and reduce energy consumption. A mechanical and lighting study was completed and four options were developed to improve the performance of the HVAC system. Consideration was given to replacing the facade and providing operable windows for improved occupant control.

  • Mechanical
    • One 300 ton forced draft cooling tower
    • Two 140 ton water cooled centrifugal chillers
    • Two 600 MBH condensing boilers serving the heating hot water system.
    • Eight floor-based air handling units with supply / return fans, filtration, heating, and cooling coils.
    • Electronic direct digital control system to replace pneumatic control system.
  • Electrical
    • Rebalast existing light fixtures to replace the T-12 lamps with T-5 for energy savings.
    • New shading at facade to save energy and improve thermal comfort.
  • Plumbing
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