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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…

Richmond Office Gives back to Community

Richmond, VA – As part of Whitman, Requardt and Associate, LLP’s 100 year anniversary celebration, employees from the Richmond WRA office helped out their community by collecting food donations for the Richmond Food Bank. For those who contributed food donations, they were allowed to come to work…

26th Street Reopens Following Collapse From Storm

Baltimore, MD – On April 30, 2014, following heavy rains, a block of E. 26th Street collapsed onto the railroad tracks below, taking with it eight cars, streetlamps and a portion of the roadway as well. May 22, 2015 was the official opening of E. 26th Street, which had collapsed over a year ago.…

WRA Honored for MARC Station Work

Baltimore, MD – The MARC Halethorpe Station project was honored by being featured in the July edition of Modern Steel Construction Magazine. The 6-page article emphasizes the extraordinary structural engineering challenges overcome by WRA and the contractor during design and construction of the…

Oyster Planting - Healthy Harbor Initiative

Baltimore, MD-On Tuesday, June 30, WRA and Brown Advisory volunteers, along with members of the Healthy Harbor Partnership and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, embarked on the Snow Goose with their oysters. After growing for nine months in the Inner Harbor, the oysters were being moved from their…

Augustine Bridge Work Wins 2014 Construction Excellence Award

Baltimore, MD – The DelDOT Augustine Cut-off (Bridge 1-585) rehabilitation project was awarded the Delaware Contractor’s Association 2014 Construction Excellence Award for the category of Bridge Restoration under $5 Million. Bridge 1-585 contains a fracture critical pin and hanger assembly which,…

WRA Goes Global

Baltimore, MD – In early May, employees from WRA attended an international conference in Ghent, Belgium for Young Professionals of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC). PIANC is a global organization that provides guidance on sustainable waterborne transport…