Construction and Material Testing and Inspections


Construction and Material Testing and Inspections

FMC & Associates, LLC, emphasizes the quality of our services that will be provided to you on your important project and will do so by providing you an efficient and experienced project team. Our team for your project will consist of engineering technicians certified by the Washington Area Council of Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (WACEL), and have the experience to ensure strict adherence to project specifications or assist in evaluating site conditions. Technicians are working under the direct supervision of a professional engineer registered in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Based on our understanding of the project, we have developed the following scope of services to meet the materials testing and observation needs during the construction stage:

  • Testing of bearing capacity of the subgrade soils for the foundations
  • Testing and observation of fluid concrete

Construction and Material Testing and Inspections

  • Observation of the installation of formwork and reinforcing steel
  • Observation of placement of post-tensioned tendons and verification of the required
  • design drapes and elongation
  • Observation of structural steel connections including bolt and weld connections
  • Application of spray fireproofing for structural steel members

Featured Projects

Structural Engineering Projects

1000 F St NW

1000 F St NW Location: Washington Northwest, DC Owner: Size: 92,160 square feetCost: $Photo by: Douglas DevelopmentStatus: 1000 F Street NW will be a boutique, trophy quality new 11-story office and retail building located near Metro Center in the heart of Washington, DC’s East End/Penn Quarter neighborhood. The development includes ten levels of office space, ground floor retail with two levels of below grade parking. The project incorporates a two-story designated historic structure at the corner of 10th and F Streets, the facades of which will be restored and the interior completely renovated and fully integrated with the contemporary building. FMC and associates are performing full construction materials quality control and inspections for this project. Services include foundation subgrade testing, drilled piles testing and inspection, earthwork inspection such as soil backfill and compaction including sheeting and shoring. In addition concrete testing for all cast-in-place concrete as well as steel reinforcement check. Other inspections such ...

Uline Arena

Uline Arena Location: Washington Northwest, DC Owner: Size: 244,000 square feet Cost: $Photo by: Douglas DevelopmentStatus: Complete Uline Arena is an exciting office/retail re-development in the burgeoning NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The 2.5 acre site is located at the intersections of Delaware Avenue NE, M Street NE and 3rd Street NE, with Congress Street NE dying into the property. The property is architecturally significant due to its concrete barrel vault roof and structural concrete arches. The currently single-story Arena building will be converted to a single level of retail below three levels of office space. The Ice House building will have additional ground level retail space with a portion of the first level being dedicated to office. Above this will be two additional levels of office space. This will require additional space added to the Ice House building, which will occur in a sleek new glass structure extending above the original roof line of the ...

Washington International School

Washington International School

Washington International School Location: Washington Northwest, DC Owner: JPW Size:11,300 square feet Cost: $Photo by: JPWStatus: Complete This project consists of an addition of a single-story building with one below grade level and construction of west and east classroom extensions of approximately 546 and 125 square feet, respectively. In addition to this, two canopies approximately 1,578 and 284 square feet in plan area will be constructed in the western and northern portions of the campus. An additional parking lot will be constructed to the north side of the existing building. FMC and associates are performing full construction materials quality control and inspections for this project. Services include foundation subgrade testing, earthwork inspection such as soil backfill and compaction including sheeting and shoring.

The Wharf Phase I

655 New York Avenue Location: 1000 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DCOwner: Madison Marquette Size:265,000 square feetCost: $Photo by: Madison MarquetteStatus: Complete As the centerpiece of The Wharf, Washington D.C.’s new waterfront district, the carefully-crafted 1000 Maine is a trophy office building and architectural gateway to the nation’s capital. Set on the bank of the Potomac River, just south of the Mall, the contemporary office building is shaped by both the contour of the waterway and the energy of its pedestrian-centric surroundings. Two split bars create a unique, light-filled space that is marked by an inviting and grand entry. The multi-story atrium is highlighted by a feature stair and expansive glass at the water’s edge. The eight-story buildings boasts “next generation” workspace that is flexible, light-filled and airy, supporting both open and office intensive users equally, while prioritizing occupant experience and comfort. 10-foot finished ceilings, a height rare in the region, enhance the interior experience while terraces and roof gardens ...

655 New York Avenue

655 New York Avenue Location: 655 New York Ave NW, Washington, DCOwner: Douglas Development Size:756,000 square feetCost: $300 million dollarsPhoto by: Douglas DevelopmentStatus: Complete 655 New York features world class design mixed with historic buildings and a sleek new modern mid-rise glass building. This one-of-a-kind signature Douglas Development and Brookfield Properties project is an assembly of 19 historic buildings on a triangle shaped block between New York Avenue, 7th and L Streets in the city’s Mt. Vernon Square adjacent to the Washington Convention Center. The completed mega-complex features trophy office space and prime retail, helping to continue the renaissance of this neighborhood.

Parcel N Building

Parcel N Building Location: 1331 4th St SE, Washington, DCOwner: Brookfield Size:350,000 square feetCost: $30 million dollarsPhoto by: BrookfieldStatus: Complete An 11-story, 327-unit multi-family residential complex with three levels of below-grade parking located within The Yards on the old Washington Navy Yard property in Southwest Washington, D.C. Property amenities will include 20,000 square-feet of retail space, a rooftop pool with lounge area, public courtyards, fitness center, play room, media rooms, and conference space. FMC and Associates performed full construction materials quality control and inspection services for this project. Services included foundation subgrade testing, drilled piles testing and inspection, soil backfill compaction testing and inspection, and sheeting and shoring inspection. In addition, FMC performed concrete testing for all cast-in-place concrete as well as steel reinforcement inspections. Other inspections such as waterproofing and MEP inspections are contracted. This project is complete. FMC performed Construction Material Testing and Inspection Services for this project.

Conrad Hotel

Conrad Hotel Location: 750 New York Ave NW, Washington, DCSize: 413,000-square-feetCost: $250 million dollarsPhoto by: HinesStatus: Complete The Conrad Washington, DC represents the second phase of CityCenterDC, a 2.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development on a 10-acre site located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. The 413,000-square-foot development includes the 360-room, five-star Conrad Washington, DC, along with approximately 30,680 square feet of street-oriented retail. The hotel also features banquet and meeting facilities, a full-service restaurant and bar, two terraces for outdoor dining and cocktails, and a rooftop dining facility. The hotel is managed by Hilton Worldwide. Its retail space is leased to luxury fashion and specialty tenants, including Tiffany and Co., as well as one restaurant. The base building was designed by Herzog et de Meuron and HKS, Inc. with landscape design prepared by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and D.C.-based Lee and Associates. Interiors were designed and selected by Rottet Studio. The project commenced construction in June 2016 and was completed in ...

FDA Consolidated Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research

FDA Consolidated Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research

Project Name: FDA Consolidated Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research Location: White Oak, MDOwner: GSASize: 1.0 Million SFCost: 202+ Million USD The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Consolidated Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research (CBER) project is located in White Oak, Md. The project is a consolidation for three buildings consisting of two laboratory building totaling 533,890 sf and a 334,000 sf office building. The project will also include an 878,000 sf parking garage. Construction of the FDA CBER buildings has begun and is scheduled to be completed 2014. The new FDA CBER buildings will all be constructed primarily of reinforced concrete and various precast members. The parking garage will be constructed entirely of precast concrete. FMC and Associates, LLC provided quality control for construction materials; the testing and inspections including monitoring concrete placement and sampling, placement of soils backfill and compaction testing, and foundation bearing capacity testing and verification. Also on specialty services ...

US Coast Guard

US Coast Guard

Project Name: US Coast Guard Location: SE Washington DCOwner: GSASize: 1.2 Million SFCost: 435 Million USD The new headquarters of the U.S. Coast Guard is located on a 176-acre site in southeast Washington, D.C. The $435 million, 1.2 million square-foot site includes an 11-story office building, central utility plant, and two seven-story parking garages. There is a 120-foot change in elevation in the project site which designers have taken advantage of. The building is being designed for LEED Silver certification. This is the first installment of the Department of Homeland Security’s new planned consolidated campus. Project completion is set for early 2013. FMC and associates has been subcontracted to perform construction materials quality control and inspections for this project. Our services include concrete testing for all cast-in-place concrete for all buildings and both parking garages, including a large array of slope stability caissons throughout the sloping site. FMC also provides testing and inspection of earthwork services for the project ...

DoD/BRAC 133 Project at Mark Center

DoD/BRAC 133 Project at Mark Center

Project Name: DoD/BRAC 133 Project at Mark Center Location: Alexandria, VAOwner: Department of the Army, Department of Defense, Duke Realty CorporationSize: 1.8 Million SFCost: 100+ Million USD The BRAC 133 project is a office complex developed at Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. The building is for 6,409 Department of Defense (DoD) personnel that implements the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s Recommendation # 133. The complex consists of two multi-story office towers—a 15-story east tower and a 17-story west tower; as well as two parking garages and a public Transportation Center serving Mark Center and the surrounding community, and ancillary support facilities. The construction materials for the two complex towers are steel frames with precast wall panels with the parking garages composed entirely of precast concrete. FMC and Associates, LLC preformed quality assurance for construction materials testing & inspections; including soils backfill compaction testing, foundation bearing capacity, concrete pours, steel installation, fireproofing, and precast concrete ...

1812 North Moore Building

1812 North Moore Building

Project Name: 1812 North Moore Building Location: Rosslyn, VirginiaOwner: Monday PropertiesSize: 600,000 SFCost: 345 Million USD Monday Properties acquired 1812 North Moore Street from Westfield Realty in January 2006, recognizing the development potential of the parcel based on its in-depth knowledge of the Rosslyn, VA submarket. This property is directly adjacent to the Rosslyn Metrorail station, the second most utilized station in the entire Washington, D.C. metro system, and positioned within the Rosslyn two-block boundary that permits rezoning up to a height of 490 feet and a buildable floor area ratio (FAR) of 10.0 (versus 158 feet and a 3.8 FAR currently allowed). In utilizing its strategic long term relationships within the submarket, Monday was able to identify and successfully negotiate the purchase of additional air rights from Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) resulting in an overall 60,000 square foot parcel or 600,000 square foot developable site. Once completed, 1812 North Moore Street will be the tallest ...

DC Clean Rivers - Preconstruction Surveys of Interior and Exterior

DC Clean Rivers Project Location:Washington DCOwner: DC Water and Sewer AuthorityOwner’s Representative: DC WaterOwner’s Representative Contact: Paul Blakita 202-787-4497Size: City-wideCost: 2.6 billionPhoto by: DCCR The Clean Rivers Project is DC Water’s ongoing program to reduce combined sewer overflows into the District’s waterways – the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek. The Project is a massive infrastructure and support program designed to capture and clean water during heavy rainfalls before it ever reaches the rivers. The services provided by FMC and Associates, LLC include: preconstruction surveys of interior and exterior homes and businesses, Quality Assurance and testing and inspections of Combined Sewer Outflow structures, tunnels, drop shafts, including; structural steel, cast in place concrete, earthwork, sheeting and shoring.

Parcel D Building - Construction Materials Quality Control and Inspections

Parcel D Building Location:Washington Southeast DCOwner: Forest City Washington Inc.Size: 680,000 square feet Cost: 30+ millionPhoto by: Forest City Washington This project consists of a new 9 story, mixed-use high rise building which includes Residential apartments, Retail Stores floors, Parking garages, Sports club facilities including pool, and offices. FMC and associates is performing full construction materials quality control and inspections for this project. Services include foundation subgrade testing, drilled piles testing and inspection, earthwork inspection such as soil backfill and compaction including sheeting and shoring. In addition concrete testing for all cast-in-place concrete as well as steel reinforcement check. Other inspections such as waterproofing and MEP inspections are contracted. Project is in progress.