DC United Stadium

Fire Protection Design and Installation

Washington, DC

DC United Stadium | Fire Protection Design and Installation | Washington, DC

The $300 million Buzzard Point Stadium will be the home stadium for the D.C. United Major League Soccer Team, and will seat 19,000 people. The new soccer stadium is designed by Populous to create a unique atmosphere by putting fans close to action. Setty is working with Limbach, the integrated building system provider on this DC Stadium.

Our services include the design and installation of the fire protection sprinkler system in compliance with NFPA 13, 14, 20, and the District of Columbia Building code. The fire protection sprinkler system will include a fire pump. The entire system will include both wet and dry pipe systems.

Dunbar High School

MEP/FP Design + BAS

+ Energy Modeling

Washington, DC

Dunbar High School | MEP/FP Design + BAS + Energy Modeling | Washington, DC

As part of the District’s program to modernize DC schools, the historic Dunbar High School was demolished and replaced with a new 276,536 sf building designed to include
state-of-the-art sustainable features.

Sustainable Design features incorporated:

  • Living Classrooms: Educating the students about High Performance Buildings by highlighting those features in their school with plaques
  • Renewable Energies: The largest urban geothermal system in DC, at 850 tons, and 362 vertical wells, drilled to 460 feet deep, located below the football field.
  • Renewable Energies: Solar panels with total output from the photovoltaic array of 482.3 kW.
  • Indoor Air Quality: Low VOC construction materials utilized.
  • Automated Energy Saving Systems: Enhanced lighting controls *with occupancy sensors and timers
  • Radiant floor heating *
  • Rainwater Harvesting: Utilizing two 20,000 gallon cisterns for collecting and reusing rainwater.

The design is expected to produce 26.92% energy savings, and 28.2% cost savings, in comparison with the baseline design.

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Bldg Evaluation + Analysis

+ Commissioning

+ Ventilation Air Plenum

Washington, DC

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Building Evaluation + Analysis 
+ Commissioning Report + New Ventilation Air Plenum Design | Washington, DC

Setty performed A/E services for this renowned contemporary art and cultural museum, The facility itself is a living work of art, requiring specific expertise addressing the existing systems, in place since the 1970s.

Scope of phased services included:

Phase 1:

  • Building evaluation, analysis and Commissioning report.
  • Review of thermographic images, control diagrams, and sequences of operation.
  • Utilization of data-logging devices to capture wall interior environmental conditions.
  • Analysis of building envelope using collected data and thermography.
  • Development of feasible solutions.
  • Development of general Commissioning requirements in the specifications to support Commissioning Authority submission requirements.
  • Documentation of existing control system as installed and modified.

Phase 2:

  • Total control modification and Re-Commissioning of HVAC Systems to maintain precise temperature and humidity conditions.
  • Design of new ventilation air plenum.
  • Conversion of fans to Variable Air Volume (VAV) for energy savings.
  • Preparation of HVAC airside Commissioning support documentation.

GSA, IDIQ Term Contract

Commissioning Projects

Various Locations

GSA, IDIQ Term Contract | Commissioning Projects | Various Locations

GSA, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

A/E design services 

Washington, DC

GSA, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) | A/E design services |
Washington, DC

International Monetary Fund HQ

Substation Replacement + Generator Replacement + Cooling Tower Replacement Term Contract

Washington, DC

International Monetary Fund Headquarters | Substation Replacement
+ Generator Replacement + Cooling Tower Replacement Term Contract |
Washington, DC

Setty provided various services for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters building, including:

SUBSTATION REPLACEMENT
Setty provided design services to prepare drawings and specifications for the replacement of the double ended Substation #2 switchgear, and one of its associated transformers. The other transformer is currently being replaced and will be retained in the new design. This substation serves many important building loads, such as office power and lighting, kitchen equipment, domestic water booster pumps, and building elevators vital to the operation of the building. 

GENERATOR REPLACEMENT
Setty is providing survey, analysis, and design services for the replacement of two emergency generators (400 kW each) in the IMF Headquarters.The emergency electrical loads in the building are currently served by three diesel generators. Recently, one of the generators failed and required significant repairs to return it to service. During the repairs, it was discovered that many parts are no longer available to repair this machine. A capital project has been funded to replace the Phase 1 and 2 generators. 

COOLING TOWER REPLACEMENT
Scope of services includes:

  • Confirm findings of prior survey and verify existing conditions, operability, etc.
  • Coordinate with IMF’s facilities staff, on-site building engineering staff, consultants, and related vendors, as required.
  • Analyze impact of new equipment on existing building, such as weights, ventilation requirements, access, and serviceability.
  • Conduct analysis of alternate locations for new equipment.
  • Provide design services to prepare drawings and specifications for the replacement of four cooling cells that can operate individually, or together as a unit, structural support, piping, valves, catwalk, ladders, controls, and water treatment system.
  • Identify and comply with the IMF’s LEED certification requirements, both from a design and implementation perspective.
  • Ensure replacement of the cooling tower shall provide a minimum of 6,000 tons of capacity, 24/7, year round, and utilize current technologies and energy-efficient processes.
  • Provide construction documentation, bid assistance and construction administration services.

DCPS, New Ballou High School

Combined Heating and Power Central

Plant (CHP) Design + PV System

+ Net-Zero Facility

Washington, DC

DCPS: New Ballou High School | Combined Heating + Power Central Plant (CHP) Design
+ PV System + Net-Zero Facility | Washington, DC

Setty is designing an innovative Net-Zero school facility with common HVAC and energy systems, but combined in a unique manner. The building is slated for four floors, with a total building area of 322,000 sf, and include a large football stadium.

The District of Columbia is pursuing LEED Platinum as well as a Net Zero Energy Building.

Federal Agency

MEP design + Network Operations Ctr

+ SCIF Areas  + IDF Rooms

Undisclosed Location

Federal Agency | MEP design + Network Operations Center + SCIF Areas + IDF Rooms | Undisclosed Location

New York Power Authority (NYPA)

Yonkers

ASHRAE Level 1

Building Energy Audits

Yonkers, NY

New York Power Authority, Yonkers | ASHRAE Level 1 Building Energy Audits |
Yonkers, NY