ROCKVILLE, Maryland — Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Glenmere at The Village of Rockville has been honored with an Award of Merit in the Residential/Hospitality category in ENR MidAtlantic’s annual Best Projects awards competition.
Shockey competed against top-quality projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Projects were evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction, and design quality.
The following article appears in the October 18, 2021 issue of ENR MidAtlantic:
Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality: The Glenmere at The Village of Rockville
Given the project’s location in an existing senior housing community, the team safeguarded residents particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 as well as its own staff. That workforce was continually in flux, as offsite exposure and quarantines frequently depleted staffing without warning. The discovery of an undocumented electrical feeder line on the 305,000-sq-ft infill project forced resequencing of site activities and a revision to the layout of access roads to the job site. A change in owner leadership prompted a last-minute redesign of the building’s common spaces — an area originally scheduled to be finished first — given its time-sensitive elements. The redesign triggered steel and ductwork changes as well as another revision to the project’s critical path and workforce deployment strategy.
An unanticipated silver lining during the pandemic was the application of remote video inspections. Using drones and handheld devices along with digital design technology, the team had accurate information to verify work quality and project progress even with the seemingly continual sequencing changes.
Despite industry-wide material supply chain disruptions, the project was delivered on time and nearly $1 million under budget.
In addition to two residential towers with 130 independent living apartments, the project includes a clubhouse, spa, aquatic and wellness center, and underground parking.
Landscaped outdoor courtyards and interior connectivity to existing buildings provide links to the development’s other buildings and features.
Key project team members included:
OWNER’S REP: ARCH Consultants
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: BCT Design Group
CIVIL ENGINEER: Johnson Bernat Associates Inc.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Carroll Engineering Inc.
MEP ENGINEER: Century Engineering Inc.