David Whitman, PE, Associate Principal
Dave specializes in providing innovative and practical engineering solutions to existing building problems. With over twenty years at McMullan, he has worked on hundreds of government projects for numerous federal clients, including the General Services Administration, Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
His thorough investigations and evaluations of concrete, steel, and masonry have been demonstrated in projects such as the Historic Structures Report for the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery; the investigation of the deteriorated sub-structures supporting the Grant Memorial; Union Square plaza and the Capitol Reflecting Pool for the Architect of the Capitol; the repair of limestone façade at the Department of Education headquarters; repairs to the severely deteriorated concrete garage under the Department of Labor building; the stabilization of the 20 foot tall retaining wall built by John Early at Meridian Hill Park; and the strengthening of steel roof beams and trusses to restore skylights in the National Museum of Natural History.
Dave tackles each project by first understanding the original design approach and the existing material properties. He then develops repairs making the most effective use of both modern and historic techniques and materials while applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. His experience spans across buildings dating from the 1800s to present day, and he finds great satisfaction in preserving our historic heritage for future generations.