As your infrastructure needs change and your budgets tighten, the partnership of an experienced engineering firm becomes increasingly important. KCW has helped government clients get the most of their resources through efficient design and flexible application in a range of situations. Our 35 years of experience with governmental procedures, permitting, and procurement methods have helped countless clients get projects off to the right start.
Our government experience includes projects in jurisdictions throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., including Baltimore City, Howard County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Cecil County. We are an independent, certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) that can provide the responsiveness of a smaller consulting firm and direct communication with our executives and lead design personnel while still offering full-scale capabilities to rival large national firms.
Public-private partnership between Pepco and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to underground select primary electric lines.
The District of Columbia Power Line Undergrounding (DC PLUG) initiative is a partnership between the District and Pepco to improve the reliability and resiliency of the District of Columbia electric system by placing select systems underground. KCW coordinated with Pepco on conceptual designs of Feeder 308 and generated topographical surveys along the project area. KCW designed the construction bid set to include the plan and profile for underground electrical distribution facilities, sediment controls, resurfacing, traffic control plans and summary of quantities. Design included over 4 miles of 5” Fiberglass and 4″ PVC conduit as well as associated structures. KCW provided Pepco and DDOT design and administrative services throughout the procurement and construction process.
|Site Area||Washington, D.C., Wards 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8|
Cogeneration and Chiller Plant Expansion Project
New Construction of Underground Chilled Water Distribution Network
The General Services Administration’s National Capital Region undertook this project to modernize existing chillers, eliminate the use of ozone depleting refrigerants and reduce electric costs. KCW prepared topographic surveys and existing utility locations within the urban historic Washington, DC street corridors. We designed an underground chilled water distribution network (supply and return) for 12” – 30” insulated piping to serve multiple Smithsonian Museum and federal government buildings. The design included and 8’ diameter structural plate tunnel under Independence Avenue, underground piping through the parking garage of the Department of Energy and the Air and Space Museum, a data and communications conduit system, and a power distribution system. KCW prepared construction bid and permit documents.
|Client||General Services Administration, National Capitol Region|
I-95 Interchange at Contee Road Interchange Design Build
Prince George’s County, Maryland
Utility relocation design in conjunction with Konterra Town Center
KCW was part of the Design Build team led by American Infrastructure on this $30 million project that included a new bridge over I-95. The project was located in Prince George’s County and its purpose is to address the anticipated traffic demands generated by the proposed Konterra Town Center. KCW’s responsibility on this project was the design of the relocation of Verizon’s telecommunication facilities impacted by this project. These included both aerial and underground and fiber optic and copper cables. In addition to the cable design, KCW designed over 2,000 feet of conduit and inspected it during construction and provided as builts.
|Site Area||Prince George’s County, MD|
|Client||Maryland State Highway Administration and American Infrastructure|
KCW has a diverse set of engineering capabilities that include civil engineering, land planning, telecommunications engineering, land surveying, and electrical engineering. Contact KCW today to see how our government experience can work for you.