- Client: Federal Realty Investment Trust
- Project Size & Type: Complicated Tenant Fit-Out Consolidating Two Retail Areas
- Address: 1626 E. Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852
Size & Type of Project – Complicated Tenant Fit-Out Consolidating Two Retail Areas - 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award
Dick’s Sporting Goods at Governor Plaza was a tenant fit-out requiring significant structural framing modifications, considerable structural design creativity, modern labor and cost saving technology approaches, and numerous design challenges. Governor Plaza is an existing steel and masonry framed shopping center consisting of 267,000 gross framed square feet. The Dick’s lease involved integrating two adjacent retail units into one. This was complicated as the adjacent units had different floor and ceiling elevations.
After careful structural and economic study, the decision was made to increase the roof elevation of one of the spaces approximately 48 inches by raising the entire existing roof framing and to raise the floor elevation of the adjacent space approximately 16 inches. In this manner, one unified lease space was created with the same floor and ceiling elevations. A new stair and elevator core were also included in the work as well as a new front façade and new fire wall as well as reinforcement of existing roof framing for new RTUs and changed snow drifting.
MCE Scope of Services
Meyer Consulting Engineers functioned as the Structural Engineer of Record as well as the Inspection Agency of Record. This was a fast-track project with design work taking four months and structural construction taking eight weeks. The store opened on time in November 2010. The structural construction cost was $1,829,498.
Key MCE personnel included Lawrence S. Nagielski, P.E. (Principal Project Structural Engineer), Sanjoy Bose, P.E. (Senior Project Structural Engineer) and Charles Foundation (Lead Inspector).