GES Walks When Autism Speaks
The GES CARES committee proudly achieved its goal to sponsor a water station at the WASHINGTON DC AUTISM SPEAKS WALK on October 1, 2016. The generous donations raised by our committed group far exceeded what we planned for and thought possible! GES is thrilled to support the AUTISM SPEAKS organization in its efforts to fund and support research, education and advocacy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Giving Back Continues to be a GES Commitment
As part of the firms commitment to giving back to the community where we live and work, GES staff donated supplies to Wells Robertson House. The Wells Robertson House is a lifesaving and life enabling program for homeless men and women who want to break the cycle of chronic addiction and homelessness. GES is proud to support their mission. To learn more and/or donate please visit Friends of Wells Robertson House http://www.friendsofwells.org/
Gingertown - Ginger Beach 2015
GES attended the fun and much awaited 2015 Gingertown event in DC. Founded in 2006 by David M. Schwarz Architects, GINGERTOWN is a one-of-a-kind holiday initiative that brings together the leading architects, engineers, and contractors in the D.C. area with building enthusiasts young and old to create a town made completely of ginger bread. And, its all for a good cause. We were glad to have had the chance to collaborate with other firms as they took on different lots. Check out our Town Hall!
We've Grown, We've Moved!
GES is excited to announce the relocation of our Washington, DC office to an expanded space. Our new address is 5225 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20015; Phone: 202-495-7746; Fax: 202-495-7747; www.THEGESDC.com; Our telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.
GES's New STEM Middle School at McKinley High School project is Featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer
GES's New STEM Middle School at McKinley High School project is featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer. GES provided MEP and FP engineering design and construction administration services for the high-performance education space. The project recently earned a LEED-CI Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first public school renovation in the district to earn a LEED rating of this level. To read more on this project, please visit:Consulting - Specifying Engineer
McKinley Middle School is District's first to earn LEED-CI Platinum Rating
DC's McKinley Middle School earned a LEED-Cl Platinum Rating from the US Green Building Council which makes it the first public school renovation in the District to earn a LEED rating of this level. GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the build out of this 66,000 sf unoccupied/shell wing for use as new STEM Middle School, co-located on the McKinley High School Campus. The high performance HVAC system, energy efficient lighting and improved water conservation measures, all helped acquire the Platinum rating
GES Principal featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineers Magazine
We are very excited to announce that GES has been featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's recent magazine on High Performance Schools. The article addresses engineering advice and best practices on designing MEP & FP systems in K-12 schools. Check out pages 10-14 to see what Essi Najafi, GES Principal, had to say! Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Modernization of Hillcrest Playground located in Washington DC is now complete!
We are happy to announce that the Hillcrest Playground modernization located in Washington, DC is now complete! GES provided electrical and plumbing engineering services on the District's newest playground. Check out this article about the celebration! Hillcrest Playground
GES Renovation/Reconstruction Project Featured in Inform Magazine
GES' Takoma Educational Campus renovation/reconstruction project featured in the November issue of Inform Magazine:
GES' Contribution Receives Praise From the Mayor & School
A team comprised of Waldon Studio Architects, Penza Bailey Architects, Forrester Construction and Global Engineering Solutions partnered with the DC Department of General Services to help modernize Nalle Elementary School into a cutting edge learning environment. Nalle Elementary School is located in an economically and socially challenging neighborhood in Southeast, DC. Consequently, the school was lacking many of the tools needed to provide a healthy and safe atmosphere for the teachers and students. Prior to the renovations, the existing systems were antiquated and inefficient, but now after a summer of construction, the facility has been transformed into a 21st century academic institution.
GES Project Receives LEED Gold Certification
Global Engineering Solutions (GES) was tasked with helping The Links, Incorporated modernize its outmoded headquarters facility. Plagued by inadequate electrical, cable and mechanical systems, which were last renovated in 1984, The Links, Incorporated wanted to create a state-of-the-art, energy efficient, sustainable facility that would support its mission of ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans by providing world class office and meeting facilities.
GES Presented with 'Super Hero Award' at Jubilee Gala
At the 23rd Annual Jubilee Gala this past weekend, hosted by the Jubilee Support Alliance (JSA), GES proudly accepted the Super Hero Award as a token of appreciation for all of its contributions over the past eight years including its efforts in renovating seven apartment complexes for Jubilee Housing.
Opening Ceremonies for GES Project Conducted by Mayor Adrian Fenty
Global Engineering Solutions was selected by OPEFM/DC Public Schools to provide the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design and construction administration services for the Ferebee Hope Elementary School. The existing facility consisted of antiquated and inefficient building systems, lack of natural light and void of any modern technology. The new design called for the reconfiguration and modernization of the existing open plan classroom to create a more enriched learning environment complete with modern amenities. As part of the opening day ceremonies, Mayor Adrian Fenty toured the completed project which included enhanced lighting systems, new energy efficient HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality and advanced technology systems including the implementation of smart boards.
GES Project Visited by First Lady Michelle Obama
Ferebee Hope Elementary School is a partner school of Communities In Schools (CIS), an organization that works in partnership with public schools to help students stay and succeed in school. As part of the CIS initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama visited with more than 30 students participating in an after school program at the school. Also important to students' success is ensuring that their school provides a learning environment where they can focus, grow and succeed.
GES educational project receives 3 design awards
Benning Elementary School was a former school without walls building and only had large open spaces and no traditional classrooms. It has been transformed into a modern school that now supports two charter schools, with traditional classrooms and administrative spaces, and two separate entrances. In the new space, the two schools, DC Prep and Nia Community Public Charter School, share common spaces, but each school has its own facilities separated on two different floors.