VCU Hospital Receives Award of Merit Health Care from ENR MidAtlantic


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 SmithGroup. 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


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


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


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


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.