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Craftsmanship Awards

Congratulations to our members and contractors on your Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Awards. And a special congratulations to Brother Bruce Baldwin on his (9th) induction into the WBC Hall of Fame!

Lighting Systems

Bryan Fraley, James Alex O'Donnell, Aaron Rudder, Michael Trotter Jr., Daniel Woycik, Luis Zavala - JE Richards, Inc.

Project Name: Venable, Washington, DC
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
 The law firm occupies Floors 4-10 along with a 1st floor lobby consisting of roughly 300,000 square feet of high end custom lighting fixtures and Lutron lighting controls. The interior build out began prior to the base building completion. This posed delays initially however the project completed on time including revisions made during the process. The project was completed in 30 weeks. The Kitchen & Servery, Two story Mulipurpose Room and 9th & 10th Floor lobbies/open areas showcase custom lighting within custom ceilings. Coordination amongst all trades was key as both the ceilings and lighting were made to order with long lead times.

Daniel Breece, Michael Breece, Jeffrey Hite, Shaun Mooney, Joseph Morgan, Michael Shipyan - JE Richards, Inc.

Project Name: Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC
Architect/Engineer: Gensler
General Contractor: Harvey Cleary
 Latham and Watkins constructed a cutting edge conference center in an effort to support their International clients. The project boasts a superior lighting and control system. As you will notice the finishes are high end requiring careful attention to detail by our craftsman. The difficulty was revealed during demo. Unforeseen conditions required additional work. The contract doubled during this project requiring a substantial staffing and overtime effort to be able to complete this project on schedule.
Star Award Nominee

Evan Benson, Richard Gonzalez, Richard Gonzalez Jr., Peter Joseph, John Reedy Jr., Nathaniel Slayton III - JE Richards, Inc.

Project Name: Tyson's Galleria Isabella Eatery, Tysons Corner, VA
Architect: StreetSense
Engineer: Face Associates
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
 The Isabella Eatery incorporates a very complex dimming system combined with very exclusive light fixtures that had to be handled with great care by our craftsman. The layout for the light fixtures was equally as complicated as the layouts were not traditional instead they involved radius and archway measurements. Please take notice of the feature light fixture. It is a 5,000lb light fixture that had to be installed and adjusted to an artist's vision multiple times.

Bruce Clodfelter, Harvys Cruz, Rick Curl, Chad Jenkins, Troy Marshall, Jose Sanabria Mendez - Dynalectric Company

Project Name: Non-Disclosed Client, McLean, VA
Architect: Gensler
Engineer: McKinney & Company
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
 The light fixture package on this project was extremely high-end and included over 1,100 fixtures of 80 different types illuminating this unique space. One of our major hurdles was installing over 3,300 feet of custom recessed and surface mount custom slot fixtures which had to be conjoined in the field with a seamless appearance. There is 1,200 feet of custom recessed slot fixture which was installed in a crisscross pattern over 45 feet up in the air. Pin-point lasers were used to measure and layout Iight fixtures being mounted over three stories above grade. Over 1,100 fixtures such as LED down lights, pendants and recessed slot lights illuminate this showcase space.

Ronald Jean-Phillippe, Ken Shepherd, Giovanni Santoro, Scott Stone - Aarow Electrical Solutions, LLC

Project Name: Wharf Hall, Washington, DC
Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects
Engineer: Mueller Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
 The new Anthem concert hall features unique stage lighting and Audio Visual Power. AES installed a 3000 amp Switchboard and integrated distribution for audio and visual components. The integrated power systems were coordinated in a design assist model. Electrical distribution components were installed in locations at and above stage levels. The original distribution design was modified during a 9 week construction schedule Arrow Electrical Assisted in providing engineering support and construction services to streamline the distribution system modifications.

Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear

Tim Armstrong, Derek Bumgardner, Sam Bumgardner Jr., Tim Gilbert, Ronnie King, James Means Jr. - Dynalectric Company

Project Name: MCC1 Data Center, Manassas, VA
Architect: DVA Architects
Engineer: CCG
General Contractor: Holder Construction
 The MCC-1 Data Center is the first of the new Cloud HQ data centers in Manassas, VA. The building encompasses over 460,000 sq. feet of space and has an approximate capacity of 43.2 critical megawatts. Dominion Energy has (2) 34.5kV circuits feeding the building, which is distributed thru a Siemens outdoor switchgear to Vista switches and then to (7) 10/15 MVA 34.5/12.5KV transformers. These transformers distribute 12.5 KV power to 14 UPS rooms thru (14) Main Switchgear Lineups, (28) Distribution Switchgear Lineups and (28) Rotary UPS Lineups to feed (56) various sized PDU's with 12.5KV-415/240V transformers to serve the CDP panels in the various Computer Rooms depending on the customer needs.

Andy Bean, Russ Bloss, Dwight Daniels, II, Bob Esteppe, Tim McDaniel, Freddy Rodriguez - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility, Leesburg, VA
Architect/Engineer: CDM Smith
General Contractor: PC Construction
 The new Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility involves construction a 20million gallons per day potable water system for Loudoun County Virginia. The new facility consists of nine new structures: Operations Building, Chemical Building, Maintenance Building, Finished Water Pump Station, Pre-Ozone Building, Thickener Building, Residual Handling, North Lower Sycolin Pump Station, and the Administration Building. The project also includes two 2.75 million gallon clearwells and a 400-foot-long tunnel with two 50-foot drop shafts.

Barry Brittingham, Dan Carroll, Dwight Daniels, II, Herb Hollar - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Loudoun County Raw Water Intake, Leesburg, VA
Architect/Engineer: Arcardis
General Contractor: PC Construction
 Water to the Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility comes from the Potomac River Intake & Pumping station, which has the capability to pump 40-mgd. The project includes a 200-foot-long concrete-lined horizontal tunnel and a 110 foot deep concrete-lined vertical shaft all constructed in rock conditions. The pump station itself is constructed to resemble a residence to blend in with nearby homes. The project features a pump station building with electrical, and (4) 900-horsepower 5KV lineshaft pumps set over 125 feet vertically above the river bottom.

Bruce Baldwin, Andrew Bean, Eric Hitch, Dan McKnew, Nick Schafer, Joe Steinhice - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Blue Plains Filtrate Treatment Facility, Washington, DC
Architect: Black & Veatch
Engineer: Milhouse
General Contractor: PC Construction
 The project was the construction of a new filtrate treatment facility, electrical building, phosphorus building and associated piping modifications to incorporate the DEMON® deammonification system into the facility's treatment process. Work includes extensive concrete tankage for filtrate reactor basins and feed basins; installation of the DEMON system - a biological process that removes nitrogen from the plant's concentrated side streams; ancillary structures and systems including a blower room, pump and pipe galleries, electrical building and phosphorous building; and piping modifications and tie-ins to existing underground tunnels and galleries. The Blue Plains filtrate treatment facility is the largest DEMON facility in the world.

Special Systems

Mark Bailey, Dan Corwin, Jeff Courtney, Kyle Pullen, James Russell, Jeff Spencer - Dynalectric Company

Project Name: MCC1 Data Center, Manassas, VA
Architect: DVA Architects
Engineer: CCG
General Contractor: Holder Construction
 Dynalectric had to overcome several obstacles to complete this large data center project for Owner Occupancy as originally scheduled. The precast was delayed about one month and the MV Switchgear was delayed about 4 weeks during this 12 month Construction Schedule. Dynalectric's installation of electrical pits under the MV Switchgear Lineups allowed the pulling of cables ahead of the switchgear installation. After rigging of the switchgear lineups into the UPS Switchgear Rooms, Dynalectric was able to get the switchgear ready for energization and control within 11 days after setting of the switchgear by working 7 days a week on 12 hour shifts.

Pat Bresnahan, Chuck Brown, Rick Jackson, Jimmy Olsen - Heller Electric Company

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
Engineer: Global Engineering Solutions
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
 The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a DC Public School providing pre-professional performance and visual arts training to DC area high school students. The jewel of the facility is the Ellington Theatre, an 800-seat performance venue deigned to provide a quality acoustic environment for the various performances such as plays, concerts, orchestras, and more. Heller Electric, the Electrical and Low Voltage Prime contractor, provided the infrastructure for the 258-speaker system including 240 miles of branch power wire, 20 miles of feeder conductors, 170 miles of data cable, and 10 Miles of sound cable in the theater alone.

Dwight Daniels, II, Bob Funk, Garth Kelly, Ha Lee, Andy Oden, Freddy Rodriguez - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility, Leesburg, VA
Architect/Engineer: CDM Smith
General Contractor: PC Construction
 The new Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility involves construction a 20million gallons per day potable water system for Loudoun County Virginia. The new facility consists of nine new structures: Operations Building, Chemical Building, Maintenance Building, Finished Water Pump Station, Pre-Ozone Building, Thickener Building, Residual Handling, North Lower Sycolin Pump Station, and the Administration Building. The project also includes two 2.75 million gallon clearwells and a 400-foot-long tunnel with two 50-foot drop shafts. There was an intensive coordination and commishioning effort to make the plant operational.

Bruce Baldwin, Mike Harper, Eric Hitch, William Parker, Chris Smith, Kelsey Smith - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Blue Plains Filtrate Treatment Facility, Washington, DC
Architect: Black & Veatch
Engineer: Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc.
General Contractor: PC Construction
 Singleton reworked the existing duct banks around excavation site. We installed new communication ductbanks to all buildings and process areas. PVC coated rigid conduit was used to connect cable tray to mechanical equipment and instruments. A 36" X 6" five tier cable tray system was installed to distribute 300,000 feet of tray rated control cable, fiber optic cable, and CAT-6 Ethernet cabling. The gallery portion of the tray system was the most challenging section of tray to install. By design, the 350 linear feet of tray that spans the gallery was run 30' above the gallery slab to allow for the maintenance or replacement of the equipment below.

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