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WMATA Southeastern Bus Garage

Laurel, MD - Mid Atlantic

  • Customer: WMATA
  • Delivery Method: Design Build
  • Service Offering: Mechanical and Plumbing
  • Project Description: Since 1974, WMATA planned to replace their 70-year- old Southeastern Bus Garage at 17 M Street, SW, Washington, DC. The facility was procured as a design build project, and Limbach was selected as part of the winning design build team to be the mechanical engineer of record, as well as, the installing contractor for the mechanical and plumbing systems. The new 250 Bus facility (approximately 95,000 sq. ft.) will allow for the inspection and repair services of WMATA’s large fleet of both standard frame and articulating tandem buses. The buildings include normal and emergency ventilation and heating systems in addition to specialized equipment and vehicle exhaust systems. The HVAC systems for the large vehicle areas include indirect gas-fired energy recovery air handlers, gas detection equipment and special construction for lighter than air fuels per NFPA requirements. The project also includes a 28,000 sq ft administration office, an 8,116 SF fuel building, a 6,459 SF washing building, and a 179,000 SF parking structure. Specialty systems include high temperature vehicle exhaust, dust collection, paint booths and process piping and equipment for oil, grease, antifreeze, waste oil, compressed natural gas, and compressed air. Key aspects of the project include coordinating the HVAC and plumbing needs for all the equipment features while maintaining clearances for buses, cranes, lifts, and personal protection equipment.
  • Completion Date: NOVEMBER 2012
  • Total Project Cost: N/A