Douglas Bond, PE, SE, Vice President

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Doug believes in building relationships with both architects and owners. Having worked for more than 15 years with Sentara Hospital’s owners and stakeholders, and for more than 20 years on dozens of projects with the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park, he has demonstrated a commitment to providing clients with responsive service and innovative solutions. His interest in the preservation of historic stone structures, including aqueducts, canal locks and bridges, began with the restoration of the Monocacy Aqueduct – one of the 11 most endangered historic structures so designated by the National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation. Doug also spearheaded the design of the restoration of the Burnside Bridge across Antietam Creek in Maryland. “I read about General Burnside’s dramatic attempt at crossing this bridge during that battle of Antietam during the Civil War as a 10 year old, and when we had the opportunity to work on this iconic structure, I couldn’t believe it.”

Doug has worked on other notable stone masonry restoration projects, including the restoration of the Catoctin Aqueduct, Flight of Five Locks on the Erie Canal and the restoration of the locks, canal headgates and gatehouse on the Augusta Canal. He enjoys the challenge of applying basic engineering principles to problems and leading the design effort to develop creative solutions. For example, after the Mineral, VA Earthquake of 2011, Doug designed repairs for the damage caused to the iconic Union Station in Washington, DC, working with plaster artisans to develop a unique system of light gauge framing to provide a new seismic support system, thereby rehabilitating the original arch barrel plaster ceiling originally composed of an archaic plaster encased burlap system. “My work at Union Station has been very rewarding. The complexities involved in applying modern structural techniques to restore a unique and historic part of the structure has been a very fun challenge.”

dbond@mcmse.com