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.

 

McMullan Selected for “Central District” Development

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McMullan has been selected to join Gensler’s team as the structural engineer for JBG Smith’s “Central District” development in Crystal City, Virginia (Arlington County). 

In the first phase, a new 74,000 SF, street facing retail area will be built. This area will be anchored by a multi-screen theater and will also include a smaller-format, full-service grocery store. In addition, a two-story, 16,000 SF retail building will be built at the corner of 18th Street S. and Crystal Drive next to a proposed second Crystal City Metro entrance. JBG Smith is looking to start construction in the fall and have the theater open by the 2020 springtime.

McMullan Principal Colleen Nasta, PE is leading the McMullan team of structural engineers with McMullan Principal Douglas E. Bond, PE, SE providing quality control and assurance.

Denis McMullan, PE, Receives SEA-MW Award

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On February 24, 2018, McMullan Founding Principal Denis J. McMullan was honored by The Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington (SEA-MW) in receiving their “Outstanding Achievement Award.”

Presented as part of SEA-MW’s annual Excellence in Construction Engineering Awards Gala for 2018, this prestigious award honors members of the Washington, DC area who have made significant contributions to the structural engineering profession. 

In bestowing this recognition, SEA-MW cited Denis’ vast 47-year experience that spans from Scotland to the United States. Specifically, they noted how “Denis believes strongly in the goals of the association and encourages all engineers to work together to improve the business of Structural Engineering.” For further details, visit this page on SEA-MW's website.

 

McMullan Selected for Mount Vernon Assessment

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McMullan has been selected by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association to provide a mansion stabilization assessment of United States Founding Father and first President George  Washington’s home. The study will focus on ascertaining the measures necessary to ensure the stability and long-term structural integrity of the Mansion.

McMullan Principal Douglas E. Bond, PE, SE is the project manager and principal structural investigator. He is joined by other subject matter experts that include Conservation Solutions, Inc.
and Quantum Engineering Company (mechanical engineers).