The following projects were performed by HSU Development, Inc. Westerly and HSU are in an SBA approved Mentor-Protege Relationship. HSU is committed to providing Westerly with complete support to ensure successful project completion.
Elephant Community Center
Location: Washington, DC | Owner: Smithsonian Institution | Completed: March 2013
HSU has successfully completed the Elephant Community Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to house the National Zoo’s population of Asian elephants. This was a multi-year renovation of 19,000 SF of the 1937 Historic Elephant House, which is located on National Register of Historic Places’ Olmsted Trail. This project, part 2 of a 7-year remodel, included salvaging historic interior elements, interior strengthening of existing stone exterior walls and conversion of existing interior spaces to elephant stalls. It also Includes geothermal fed slab heating and hydraulic elephant containment measures.
Pentagon Athletic Center Phase II
Location: Arlington, VA | Owner: Washington Headquarters Services | Completed: July 2011
The PAC II renovation project was a fast-track project that involved expansion of an additional 16,000 square feet, including construction of a new international regulation-size squash court, exercise rooms, women’s and men’s locker room expansion, administrative office space, and a new exterior entry with a secure reception area, including multiple turnstiles, queuing areas, screening areas, equipment, and electronic card readers.
In addition to this complex interior expansion, HSU performed 18,000 sf of exterior upgrades including site work, landscaping, concrete, and paving. Also installed were three storm water basins and associated piping, which were then tied into existing utility service.
Location: Washington, DC | Owner: Smithsonian Institution | Completed: November 2012
The HSU team completed construction of the Speedwell Foundation’s Conservation Carousel at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo. HSU worked collaboratively with the Owner and Subcontractors to implement an action plan which resulted in on-time delivery. The Carousel features fifty-eight hand-carved animals, including endangered species such as the giant panda and bald eagle, as well as other interesting critters like the naked mole rat and yellow jacket. It is one of the world’s first solar-powered carousels and is designed for a net-zero impact on the zoo’s energy consumption. This important project was featured in many local and national news stories.
The project required substantial site, civil, and foundation work to create the infrastructure for this exceptional structure. HSU constructed ADA compliant, paved, wheelchair ramps and walking paths. The project also required extensive landscaping to match the existing vegetation of this historic facility.
Assateague Island National Seashore Paving Improvements
Location: Berlin, MD | Owner: National Park Services | Completed: August 2014
EGI is the prime contractor on this newly awarded, multi-phased Paving Improvements project at the Assateague Island National Seashore. The work consists of repair, milling, and overlay of 4.5 miles of raodway and 4.75 of 8” bike paths. Additional scope includes signage, deliniators, thermoplastic pavement markings, traffic control, and all incidental work required for the completion of this project.
Renovation of Rest Rooms and Locker Rooms in Building 411 of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
Location: Washington, DC | Owner: GSA White House Service Center | Completed: October 2011
EGI performed this design/bid/build project to construct a new, 6,000+ sq ft. facility on top of existing office space. The new facility houses ADA-compliant men’s and women’s rest rooms and locker rooms. Additionally, EGI constructed a new stair tower to provide access from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor. Architectural and structural improvements were required on the 1st floor, which was reconfigured to accept the new stair tower. A new elevator was installed in a limited pit area. Due to site constraints, the elevator lobby was raised and a handicap vertical lift installed to access the lobby. EGI also reconfigured and elevated other rest rooms in the building in order to reroute waste water through pumping systems to reach the existing lift station.
Quantico Marine Corp Base LED Lighting
Location: Quantico, VA | Owner: NAVFAC | Completed: December 2013
EGI was the prime contractor on this design-bid-build and design-build project that involved upgrading the lighting systems of over 1,200 street lamps. The old lamps were converted to an energy-efficient LED lighting system.
The initial phase of the project involved a comprehensive survey of each lamp post and lighting system to determine current energy consumption and overall condition. After the survey was analyzed, EGI began the expansive effort of repair and replacement of the actual systems. The lamp posts were located throughout the 86 square mile Marine Corps base; some with remote locations as far as 45 minutes away from the jobsite staging area. The work was performed over the course of one year, without any safety, quality, or other issues.