CAA staff have been involved in various projects for Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Washington, DC, Martinsburg, West Virginia and Loch Raven and Perry Point, Maryland. We were on a team that developed the most recent A/E Submission Requirements for National Cemetery Projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs and have been on a number of teams for various projects at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Surgical Suite/Emergency Department/ Decontamination Facility rendering courtesy of Delta Architects, Engineers, & Land Surveyors (formerly OKKS Studios).
CAA staff have been involved in value engineering since 1994. As defined by SAVE International, the value society, "the VM [value management] process can optimize projects, processes and product development in significant ways. Through this process, companies and government agencies regularly decrease costs, increase profits, improve quality and performance, and enhance customer satisfaction."
Federal, state and private agencies use value engineering in architecture, engineering and construction so their projects can realize their true potential from a cost, function, constructability and scheduling perspective.
CAA can offer civil engineering team members and a technical recorder for value engineering contracts. Our experience includes contract management, team assembly and editing and development of reports for US Department of State, US Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Smithsonian Institution and General Services Administration.
CAA staff were on a team that designed a new Health Clinic at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The 101,589-square-foot clinic services the US Naval Academy and Naval Station in Annapolis and Tenant Commands at the former enlisted men’s club location. Supporting facilities include utilities and parking. the CAA team designed the entire site to meet 100% of the Environmental Site Design requirements . As a Maryland-based civil engineer, the architectural team relied on CAA staff to obtain permits and oversee construction of stormwater management facilities.
Environmental Site Design requirements were met through 8 bioretention facilities, pervious pavers, bioswales and an infiltration trench.
US Naval Academy Health Clinic rendering courtesy of RLF Architects