2008 WBC Craftsmanship Award

March 19, 2008 – Forrester Construction Company wins a 2008 Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Award for Easter Seals Intergenerational Center and Regional Headquarters. Warner Drywall of Gaithersburg, Maryland won in the Woods and Plastics/Rough Carpentry Category for the Forrester project- Easter Seals Intergenerational Center and Regional Headquarters.

As part of the redevelopment of Silver Spring, MD, the Easter Seals Intergenerational Center is the new Regional Headquarters and state-of-the-art facility for Easter Seals. This 70,000 SF project included two levels of below-grade parking, three levels of office and administrative space, and extensive site work.

Warner Drywall services was the single source subcontractor for pre-engineered light gauge truss (supplied from Adtek Engineering) and the field constructed infill framing required to give the commercial structure the look of a residential building. The architect’s intent for the design was to not create a standard commercial square box with metal and glass, but to give the building the feel of a large home. Warner displayed outstanding workmanship and attention to detail, which included the construction of the 4:12 pitched roofs, dormers, and the signature of the building- lines to one specific plane- wrapping and leveling around the building façade.

This project was recognized at the WBC Craftsmanship Awards Banquet on March 14, 2008. The Washington Building Congress Awards Program is the only program recognizing the skill and achievement of individual craftsmen in our local construction community.

Forrester Construction Company is a member of The Washington Building Congress. With over 900 members, WBC is the largest local association representing all facets of the commercial real estate, design, and construction industry within the greater Washington region.

Design/Build Construct Operations Facility (COF)

February 20, 2008 – Forrester Construction has been awarded the Design/Build Construct Operations Facility (COF) at Bolling Air Force Base (BAFB) in Washington, DC. This project will involve the construction of a one-story, 21,000 SF office building.

Several new technologies will be used to design the facility, all of which will be done in a Building Information Model (BIM). BIM will be utilized to coordinate the locations and reduce the conflicts of different trades and materials prior to construction beginning. A 3-D model of the facility will be combined with the project schedule to produce a working 4-D model.

The Owner is the Department of the Navy and the Architect is The Onyx Group. The design phase is currently underway and will last until June, 2008. Construction will then begin and is scheduled to finish in February, 2009.

Clemens Crossing Elementary School, Columbia, MD

January 29, 2008 – Forrester Construction has been awarded the $10 Million Clemens Crossing Elementary School located in Columbia, MD. This Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) project will involve a 57,000 SF comprehensive renovation including the fit-out of existing open space classrooms and resource areas.

ADA upgrades will also be completed to bring the building into compliance. The project will also include new finishes, light fixtures, exterior windows, and entrance area storefront, as well as new HVAC, sprinkler, and fire alarm systems.

The architect for this project is SMG Architects of Baltimore, MD. Construction is scheduled to begin in June of 2008 and finish in August of 2009.

Clear Channel Radio, DC, Rockville, MD

January 18, 2008 – Forrester Construction Interiors Group has been awarded Clear Channel Radio, DC, located at 1801 Rockville Pike in Rockville, MD. This project will involve a 25,000 SF demolition and tenant build-out of office space on the fifth floor. As a result of the teamwork between Forrester and the entire Project Team, Forrester […]