The Parks at Walter Reed Mixed-Use Redevelopment

GeoCapitol provided geotechnical engineering and hydrogeologic services for multiple projects at the 66-acre redevelopment of the historic former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus. Construction plans include 2,100 residential units, two charter schools, a town center with a large-format grocery store, 185,000 SF of office space, an ambulatory care clinic, and 14 acres of open space.

For their first project at the site, they were contracted to perform a geotechnical study and hydrogeologic study for landbays A to J. They proposed completing the two studies concurrently to reduce costs and expedite the two studies which was approved by DMPED. Two separate reports were developed detailing findings from the geotechnical engineering study and the hydrogeologic study which included recommendations to aid DMPED in planning for the site development.

GeoCapitol also provided geotechnical engineering services for the Delano Hall (Building 11) Renovation and Addition to be occupied by the DC International School (DCI). Construction will include an addition on the west side, parking lot improvements, stormwater management, and major interior renovations such as adding an elevator and stairs. Subsurface conditions were investigated by drilling eight test borings and two offset auger probes. Constant Head Borehole in-situ infiltration testing was also performed using a Johnson Permeameter. The geotechnical report included recommendations regarding foundations, lower floor slabs, lateral earth pressures, subdrainage, pavements, earthwork, and excavation support.

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