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UMD Engineers Without Borders Ghana Project

Padraic Gray (Baltimore, Water/Wastewater) and a group of students from the University of Maryland chapter of Engineers Without Borders (UMD EWB) Ghana Project team completed a trip to the Sumaman High School in Suma Ahenkro, Ghana over the 2016 Winter Break.

WRA Ranks #4 Among the Top Large Employers in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD -  WRA is recognized by the Baltimore Sun as one of the Top Workplaces for 2015.  

11th Street Bridge Park

WRA was awarded the engineering services for the 11th Street Bridge Park.  The park at Anacostia Crossing will connect two sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones that will provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River.…

Scotland Rec Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

To support Montgomery County’s green initiatives, the Scotland Recreation Center in Potomac, Maryland incorporated numerous sustainable design elements.  These elements included water efficient fixtures, energy efficiency, incorporation of low VOC materials, and water-efficient landscaping.…

WRA Presented at the 2015 Tri-Association Conference

Baltimore, MD – The Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA), the Chesapeake Section, American Water Works Association (CSAWWA), and the Water & Waste Operators Association of MD, DE, and DC (WWOA) hosted a combined Tri-Association Conference and Exhibition (TRICON) at the Roland E.…

WRA Abstracts Accepted for Ports 2016

Baltimore, MD – Wayne Chang, Siva Kesavan, Matthew McCarty, Patrick O’Brien, Thomas Ripley, Cameron Troxel, William Young, and Jeremy Schlussel submitted abstracts which were accepted for presentation and publication at the 2016 Ports Conference in New Orleans, LA. The Ports Conference is the…

Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School Receives LEED Gold Certification

The new 76,000 SF Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School in St. Mary’s County was just awarded LEED Gold certification. Sustainable elements woven into the design of the 24 acre site included green roofs and rainwater harvesting.  WRA secured all permits and approvals for this project…

WRA Wins MEP Contract

WRA was recently awarded a $1 million on-call contract with the City of Baltimore to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services.  Projects will include studies and design for various types of facilities throughout Baltimore City.  Work is expected to begin this fall.

Charlie Henck Contributes to ASHRAE’s “Laboratory Design Guide”

With the publication of ASHRAE’s second edition of the “Laboratory Design Guide” comes the update of Chapter 8: Air Treatment.  This chapter, revised and edited by Charlie Henck, Vice President at WRA, addresses the requirements for acceptable and safe levels of pollutants as well as air…

New Human Performance and Academic Research Facility at UMCP

A new 280,000 square foot Human Performance and Academic Research Facility is being created at the Cole Student Activities Building at the University of Maryland.   The facility will house a new Center for Sports Medicine; Health and Human Performance; the Academy for Innovation and…