Arlington Public Schools H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

Arlington, VA

Arlington Public Schools H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering

2RW served as the prime consultant to Arlington Public Schools to provide all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services and directed architectural and structural engineering components for the design and immediate repairs and improvements to the mechanical and electrical systems at H-B Woodlawn Secondary School.

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2RW implemented the design, bidding, and construction phases of the project to include:

  • Replacement of existing boilers with high-efficiency (condensing) sealed combustion type, complete replacement of existing outside air system with dedicated outside air units utilizing energy recovery
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) improvements in classrooms, individual office areas, the cafeteria and servery, library, administration and stage areas, gymnasium and auditorium areas, and the kitchen area
  • Building automation control systems (BAS) upgrade; plumbing system upgrade;
  • Fire suppression system modifications
  • Electrical repair and improvements, including installation of new LED lighting in corridors.
  • Despite the aging building envelope the renovated building portions are capable of maintaining temperature and humidity conditions throughout the seasons for increased comfort.
  • Project budget came in below the owner’s budget allotment.

“Arlington Public Schools (APS) has had 2RW on a term contract since 2011 for engineering related consultancy services… They have consistently provided quality service to us, always on time and within budget. We would expect that they will be a strong candidate when we re-solicit our A&E Services next year.”

Jim Meikle
Director of Maintenance Services Arlington Public Schools

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering

OWNER: Arlington Public Schools

TIMEFRAME: 2011 – 2012

SIZE: 139,701 SF

COST: $4.17 million

  • Limited existing building documentation. 2RW performed detailed field investigation and documentation of the existing systems. This targeted effort was invaluable during construction.
  • Limited building space. Dedicated outside air HVAC systems were tightly coordinated within the existing building envelope while maintaining the structural elements and original ceiling heights.
  • Building had to remain operational throughout construction. 2RW collaborated with APS and the contractor to sustain building operation during all phases of construction.