Department of Homeland Security Headquarters

A/I/DATA was part of the engineering and surveying team that developed the base mapping for the design of the new DHS headquarters on the grounds of the historic St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC.  The base mapping is a small but important part of the more than $4 billion plan to consolidate many of the scattered facilities of DHS.  A/I/DATA researched, investigated, surveyed and mapped subsurface utility systems throughout a significant portion of the 182 acre west campus as well as parts of the east campus.  Additional utility designating and test hole excavation has also been conducted to support the design of the access road to the new Coast Guard headquarters that is the first of the DHS agencies to break ground on the campus.

Campus-wide planning efforts are enabled through access to the utility mapping base files together with the full scheme of data sets collected as part of the project mapping efforts.  

A/I/DATA performed utility investigation and mapping for civil engineer Dewberry of Fairfax, VA during the design period of this $640,000,000 design/build project to support the establishment of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Throughout the course of construction activities by Clark/Balfour Beatty, A Joint Venture, over a period of more than 3 years, A/I/DATA provided construction period underground utility locating, utility marking and test hole services.

Pre-design utility mapping enabled the design-build team to assess potential utility conflicts and to determine the most cost effective options for new or relocated utility systems.  Construction period utility locating and marking provided a clear path for safe excavation practices and reduced the risks associated with unknown and buried utility systems.

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"A/I/DATA provides timely and professional services. I involve A/I/DATA as early on in the design process as possible. The knowledge learned from a subsurface utility investigation has saved our clients money, time and aggravation. It allows our clients to make informed decisions resulting in the best value for their project."

-Irene Knott, LEED® BD+C, Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company