WAI has performed studies and designs for ten projects throughout the 650 Massachusetts Avenue building, including:
A 24 hour chilled water HVAC system for special use areas for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms (ATF).
A new SCIF facility for ATF
Base building mechanical systems for several areas. WAI designed built-up central station chilled water air handling units and major modifications to the mechanical smoke evacuation system for the C2 level (ATF).
Tenant office fit-ups for both Federal and private users. These required modifications to: electrical distribution systems, rearrangements of mechanical systems, lighting, and the addition of new fire alarm controls.
WAI performed a study to construct a water reclamation system using a 20 gpm natural spring in the basement as make-up water for the cooling towers. This reclamation system was estimated to provide a net operating cost savings of $30,000 per year with a pay back period of 2.5 years.
Outside air (IAQ), energy studies and PEPCO Rebate consulting.
Project features included:
The building was a large scale facility (300,000+ g.s.m.).
New zoned HVAC systems were provided and tied to existing central systems.
Extensive site investigation was required.
The electrical service and distribution was upgraded for selected areas to support new HVAC systems.
Life Cycle Cost Analyses (LCCA) were performed.
Cost estimates were provided.
Design analyses with design criteria were provided.
Reports and studies were provided.
The work was done in multiple phases while the building was occupied.
Architectural and structural services were required.
All drawings were developed in CADD.
Federal/GSA performance requirements were complied with.