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DC Water - New Headquarters Program Management

Washington, DC

With our extensive years-long planning efforts for a new DC Water headquarters facility, DC Water selected Samaha as the Program Manager for the Headquarters design/build process. As part of the implementation of DC Water’s Non-Process Facilities Master Plan, the new building replaces many of the administration functions that had been located at Blue Plains. As Program Manager, Samaha performed the following tasks:

  • Met with all DC Water departments and user groups to determine specific program needs.

  • Compiled the project’s design criteria, including building size and departmental parameters.

  • Wrote DC Water’s RFQ and RFP for selection of design/build firms.

  • Oversaw the design competition and final selection process of design/build firm.

  • Performed quality control reviews of construction drawings and specs at all stages of design.

  • Wrote Division 0 and Division 1 specifications for building construction.

  • Reviewed designs for adherence to applicable building codes and DC Water standards.

  • Provided independent cost estimating.

  • Provided interior design services, including design of all employee workstations.

  • Assisted in the approval process from CFA, Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office, and other governmental agencies.

  • Represented DC Water’s overall interests, throughout all phases of the project.

2020 LEED Platinum Certification

Photos © Alan Karchmer/OTTO

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