Category: Engineering

Scouts BSA Event at FWA

FWA Hosts Scouts BSA Troop 1920 for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 20th was recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, in which schools and individuals were encouraged to engage and introduce girls to engineering and the world of STEM. At FWA, we took this opportunity to share our knowledge of engineering with local Scouts BSA Troop 1920, Harford County’s first all-female BSA troop.

After weeks of preparation by members of our engineering team, FWA opened its doors to the troop on the evening of the 20th and FWA engineers, Veronika Vall and Zashary Orengo, led a presentation focusing on “Girl Day”. The content of the presentation aligned with the requirements needed for the girls to obtain their engineering merit badge.

The troop was then divided into groups, each led by a FWA engineer. The groups designed micro bio-retention facilities by following a detail created by our engineers. The completed facilities went into a scale model depicting a developed site. In this case, the site consisted of a parking lot, commercial office building, landscaping, and three micro bio-retention facilities. The girls were then able to use water to create a 1, 10, and 100-year storm, each of which showed the results of the micro-bio’s filtering capability and ability to clean the water, post-runoff, from the site.

To learn more about inspiring today’s youth to discover engineering, please visit   http://www.discovere.org/.

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Royal Farms Box Hill South

Royal Farms Box Hill South

FWA provided full service engineering design, surveying, and landscape architecture services for the Royal Farms located in Abingdon, Maryland’s Box Hill South community.

Our engineering scope of services included the design of micro-bioretention facilities for stormwater management, sanitary sewer and water line design to connect to the main lines located at Bel Air South Parkway, storm drain design, and roof drain design.

FWA’s surveying team provided a topographic survey and construction stakeout services for the project and FWA’s landscape architecture team prepared the landscape plans.

The Royal Farms is located at the intersection of Emmorton Road (924) and Box Hill South Parkway, with convenient access to I-95 and multiple residential and commercial areas.

“The new Royal Farms Store complements the existing needs of the local community by providing the residents of Box Hill a convenient place to get fuel and other essentials close to their homes, while extending those services to Harford County commuters and visitors.”

– Gerry Powell, PE, FWA Project Manager

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Jack’s Small Engines

Jack’s Small Engines is one of the top digital sales companies for small engine pieces. The new e-commerce center features over 30,000 SF of space to cater to their constant flow of online orders through their website. The building now accommodates the volume of orders with loading docks, inventory expansion system, roller conveyor system with package sorting and a state of the art fitness center for employees. Jack’s is looking to expand in the future, while keeping the business locally in Harford County.

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Eastgate

Eastgate Industrial Park will consists of three buildings on a 243 acre site for a total of 2.5 million SF between the Amtrak rail line and the Aberdeen Proving Ground security fence. Phase 1 includes the development of a 656,800 SF Class A cross dock distribution center located at 1100 Woodley Road and a two mile extension of Woodley Road and associated public utilities to connect to Route 715 in the future. Eastgate is expected to bring up to 2,000 new jobs to the area.

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Seasons of Bel Air Clubhouse

The new Seasons of Bel Air Clubhouse serves as a gathering area for the members in the multi-family community. Residents can take advantage of the fitness room, pool with grilling area and patio, kitchen, lounge area and game room. The staff also has a new fully functional office area to meet with residents, both current and potential, to discuss the community and answer any questions.

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Frederick Ward Associates Spartan Surfaces

Spartan Surfaces

The 43,000 SF former Aegis Building in downtown Bel Air was transformed to a contemporary space to provide a headquarters for Spartan Surfaces, incorporating their brand and products in their work place. The revitalization of the existing space was designed and constructed by local firms and brings long term employment opportunities to the community. When the renovation completed, Spartan Sports and Wellness was added to the basement, a state of the art training facility complete with a golf simulator. The gym serves the greater community and specifically student athletes in group training sessions.

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Mid Atlantic Distribution Center Copy

A winner of the 2014 Maryland NAIOP Best Industrial Park and Best LEED Warehouse for Building B, the fully leased Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center is another FWA success.  The 2 million square foot complex on 130 acres located in Perryman, Maryland current houses Bob’s Furniture, Electrolux and Sephora distribution facilities.  Both a benefit to the site and a challenge for design, the nearly flat property was engineered to meet the user’s loading dock requirements while meeting drainage and stormwater management standards for over 100 acres of impervious area.

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Northgate Business Park

The North Gate Business Park, designed for over 900,000 square feet of Class A offices, is located adjacent to the Aberdeen Proving Ground.  FWA administered full services to the project including the design of a LEED Certified 82,000 square foot building on Lot A.  In order to develop the site, off-site water and sewer extensions were necessary along with a sewage pumping station also designed by FWA.  The North Gate Business Park, in support of the US Army’s mission, provides the bricks and mortar environment for its engineers and scientists designing our national defense infrastructure.

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Athletic Facilities

Frederick Ward Associates provided the engineering to convert numerous athletic fields from grass to synthetic turf fields. The fields designed span multiple levels of competition; from youth league intramural games to college level.  To accompany the new fields, FWA provides the design for grandstands, ticket booths, concession facilities and ADA accessibility. The upgrades to these sporting facilities are a welcome improvement to the community’s activities, physical health and sporting events the entire family can enjoy.

  • Harford Community College Varsity Ball field
  • Aberdeen Youth Development Field
  • Joppatowne High School
  • Havre de Grace High School
  • C. Milton Wright High School
  • Harford Technical High School

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Mid Atlantic Distribution Center

A winner of the 2014 Maryland NAIOP Best Industrial Park and Best LEED Warehouse for Building B, the fully leased Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center is another FWA success.  The 2 million square foot complex on 130 acres located in Perryman, Maryland current houses Bob’s Furniture, Electrolux and Sephora distribution facilities.  Both a benefit to the site and a challenge for design, the nearly flat property was engineered to meet the user’s loading dock requirements while meeting drainage and stormwater management standards for over 100 acres of impervious area.

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