VCU Hospital Receives Award of Merit Health Care from ENR MidAtlantic

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The VCU Health Community Memorial Replacement Hospital has been selected to receive an Award of Merit in the Health Care subcategory for ENR MidAtlantic's 2018 Best Projects.

It was nominated by DPR Construction, the general contractor, and designed by SmithGroupJJR. McMullan provided structural engineering services for the new hospital which was designed to accommodate future expansion, as needed. The hospital is acclaimed for having the most advanced cardiac care in the region with a permanent cardiac catheterization lab and diagnostic services that include MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, cardiac, vascular and pulmonary studies. 

ENR MidAtlantic had two panels of industry judges review 82 projects located throughout the region, including Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The judges—including an architect, engineer, contractor and a specialty contractor—were divided into two groups and assigned a group of categories. Projects were evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction and design quality. 

All of the 2018 Best Projects and their teams will be honored at an awards presentation and luncheon on November 7 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.

McMullan Principal Doug Bond Joins Presentation to PennDOT

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On Monday, McMullan Principal Doug Bond joined a team of experts who presented a plan to PennDOT on how the 200-year-old Headquarters Road Bridge could be rehabilitated along with preserving its unique look and preventing environmental damage to that section of Tinicum Creek.

Doug was quoted as saying, "There was no question a rehabilitated structure could support traffic, well over the 10-tons" limit now in place, and would last for many more years. He added that repair mortar used on the pier stones had trapped moisture, accelerating deterioration, and that the tops of the piers could be reconstructed using a mortar mix that was more compatible with the stone.

More details can be found in this Bucks County Courier Times article by James Boyle.

(Photo Credit - © Michelle Haddon/PHOTOJOURNALIST)

McMullan Tapped for Masonry Preservation Workshop

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McMullan Principal Douglas E. Bond, PE, SE is joining a distinguished slate of subject matter experts assembled by the Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements, Inc. for their Fort Washington, MD Masonry Preservation Workshop being held May 14-16, 2018.

Doug’s talk is entitled “The Walls of Fort Washington from a Structural Engineering Perspective.” It will draw from his award-winning experience in working on notable projects for the National Park Service, GSA, Smithsonian Institution, national/private historic preservation organizations, state/municipal agencies, and private/commercial developers. 

The two-day workshop is on track to sell out. Click here for more information and tickets.