301 M Street, SW
The 301 M Street project consists of two new residential buildings, a completely renovated and energized streetscape that widens and restores the existing sidewalks, and two underground parking garages. The new residential buildings will compliment and redevelop part of the site of the I.M. Pei Towers, which were developed in the 1960’s and are designated as historic landmarks. The new buildings will house approximately 200 units and add to the rich architectural diversity of the Southwest Quadrant of Washington, DC.
Warner will provide scheduling support services to include a review of the status of the project to date, including the general contractor’s baseline schedule and recent monthly updates, and monitoring of the progress of the work and the general contractor’s future monthly schedule updates.
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is developing a three building, 401 multi-family residential unit project to a large existing complex in Arlington’s Columbia Pike corridor. The Trove is being constructed on 3.5 acres at what is currently The Wellington, a 711-unit complex at 1850 Columbia Pike. The buildings are all six-story wood framed construction on cast-in-place concrete foundation and parking structure.
Warner has been engaged, initially by Hanscomb Consultants for WashREIT, and then directly by WashREIT, to provide schedule consulting services including review and reporting on the Contractor’s monthly CPM schedule updates performance against forecast and to review the Contractor’s submission for time extension (TIA’s – Time Impact Analyses) for validation and recommendations. These include review and reporting on Contractor asserted impacts and delays attributable to inclement weather and other allegedly unforeseen site impacts.
Wheaton Revitalization Project
The Wheaton Revitalization Project is a mixed-use development established to improve mobility, increase Wheaton Metro Station use, reduce traffic congestion, increase the diversity of employment opportunities, as well as diminishing negative environmental impact. The Project will provide a Government office building, below ground parking garage, and a town square as part of the Revitalization Strategy for the area. The project is a twelve story building, 309,000 square feet of office space, a 35,000 square feet town square, 10,000 square feet of retail and 397 spaces of underground parking.
Warner has been engaged by the project’s Developer, StonebridgeCarras, to provide full time onsite project management to assist its project team with oversight of the building’s foundation and substructure construction phase. The nature of the existing subterranean conditions along with substructure design elements, in combination with the Developer’s Public/Government Partner, demands strict planning, execution, and compliance with high-quality standards and time of performance. Warner’s role is to support and assist the Client to ensure the Contractor’s establishment, implementation, and execution of a plan to meet the significant demands of this phase of the Project. Warner will also provide support, experience, and expertise in ensuring proper communication and coordination among the multiple project stakeholders – including third party inspection professionals that help ensure technical and quality compliance with design and industry best practice.
Jim Merlene is an accomplished Construction Executive with 30 years of experience managing government and private sector projects. Jim has extensive experience in construction on large, complex, at risk commercial construction contracts largely with Clark Construction. Sector market experience includes institutional, residential, hospitality, hospital and historic renovations. He managed the NYC path and MTA rail claims for Hurricane Sandy damage and co-managed the NYC office for Construction Management and Development (CM&D), working on projects throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic region.
Jim has worked in partnership with Warner over the past nine months providing project management services for several projects with StonebridgeCarras, as well as Akridge.
The Warner Team had the privilege of providing and serving dinner to the families at the Children's Inn at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. While NIH takes care of the children’s medical needs, the Children’s Inn cares of their social and emotional needs. The Inn is a "safe haven," where sick children, along with their parents and siblings, can all stay together after long days of treatment and procedures - a home, away from home.
For many children, NIH is their best hope for successful treatment, and all too often it‘s their last hope for a cure. Many families travel from all over the world because conventional treatments have failed. The high cost of room and board that piles up while a child is undergoing a lengthy treatment can be an unbearable burden, so the Children’s Inn provides a place where families can stay, together, while volunteer organizations take turns providing and serving lunches and dinners.
Warner, working with Moby Dick Catering, provided dinner to the residents of the Children’s Inn, allowing for food allergies and nutrition sensitivities. We also had fun making home made cookies - including gluten free! The Warner volunteers were blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to meet with and serve the special families at the Children's Inn.
Warner is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Anderson to our Project Management team as Senior Project Manager. Eric joined Warner Construction Consultants, Inc. in May, with an extensive Construction Management background. He has worked with Warner since 2014 as an independent contractor and has been involved in significant, notable projects in and around the DC metro area during his career, including; Building 49, a $50 million Research Building for the National Institutes of Health; Gallery Place, a multi-use development in DC’s China Town; Oriole Park at Camden Yards; and the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. Eric also managed Warner’s Park Potomac project for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, valued at $112 million.
Eric brings a broad range of Construction Management experience to his new role as Senior Project Manager and we are excited to add his professional, warm persona to the team. Please join us in welcoming Eric to the new position and to the "Warner Family."
Warner Construction Consultants, Inc., has recently added Ronan J. McHugh, as Executive Consultant. An attorney, Ronan brings to Warner extensive experience in Construction Contract Claims and Disputes. Prior to joining Warner, Ronan was Senior Counsel with Bechtel Corporation; advising on and preparing claims related to the $10 billion Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia. Before that time, Ronan was a Partner with the law firms Thelen, and Gordon & Rees, in Washington, DC. With those firms he provided advice on contract risk and negotiated construction contracts. He also participated in project risk assessments, providing strategic direction to resolve claims for direct costs, as well as inefficiency and disruption costs. Ronan has been involved in numerous international, investor-state, infrastructure project disputes.
Ronan is a law graduate (with honors), from the London School of Economics; has been admitted to the Bars of New York and Washington, DC, and as Solicitor in England and Wales. He is a frequent speaker on Construction Disputes and Resolution, and has taught Procurement, Arbitration and Mediation courses at the International Law Institute in Washington, DC.
Senior Vice President, Tony Manning of Warner says, "Ronan McHugh is flat-out, among the best in the business. His level of intellect and insight is impressive – we’re extremely fortunate to have him join the Warner team."
As we watch the television, read newspapers or follow social media, it is impossible not to sympathize with the citizens of Texas and Louisiana. For all the damage wrought by high winds, storm surge, and torrential rain, Harvey will continue to wreak havoc to that area for days.
Our hearts go out to the good people affected by the storm who will suffer for months, if not years. Some have lost their lives; many have lost their homes and all their possessions. Please join us in support of folks affected by Hurricane Harvey. You may donate to American Red Cross by clicking on the following link:
Ms. Gail Ellison, Vice President, Corporate Administration and Human Resources attended the Society Human Resources Management conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 18-21, 2017. The conference was attended by over 16,000 HR individuals, including 1,076 international delegates from over 80 countries.
This years' theme was "All In." According to Henry G. Jackson, President and CEO of SHRM, "Total commitment to our profession is more critical today than ever before. HR's role has not changed, but it is now our job, our opportunity, to guide our organizations into an unmapped future with confidence."
Ms. Ellison is pictured at the "All In" board representing written commitments from HR folks around the world, empowering them to bring more expertise and resources back to their workplaces.
Warner enjoyed a fantastic weekend being part of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic events on June 10th and 11th in Arlington, VA. Warner was proud to be a supporting sponsor of the overall event, along with the Mellow Mushroom Women's Pro team who supported the Wounded Warriors Corporate Challenge team by catering their tent, and entered their largest team ever in the Corporate Challenge event on Sunday morning.
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic featured races for licensed racers, including the nation’s top Pro/Am men and women in Saturday’s 20th Annual Clarendon Cup. Additionally, cycling enthusiasts of all abilities were able to participate in Sunday morning’s Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride in Crystal City, followed by more Men’s and Women’s Pro/Am races. The proceeds of the race benefited each group, company, or organization's charity of choice.
Several Warner employees are cycling enthusiasts - and joined forces with guests and clients to take first place in the Fastest Six Top Riders. Warner was excited to be part of this event for the fourth year in a row; honoring our Armed Forces heroes.
Warner Construction Consultants, Inc. took part in the April 24th golf tournament held at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. The tournament was specially dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease in women and the Go Red For Women campaign. Senior level executive leaders from across the metropolitan DC region enjoyed the competition. Tony Warner was joined by guests and teammates, Ralph Crozier of Lowe Enterprises, Inc. and Jim Wilson of JFW, Inc., to help the cause. $20,000 was raised at the event, with over $215,000 raised overall to support the mission of AHA. To top off an extraordinary day, Tony Warner won "Closest to the Pin"!
Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help the kids who need us most - both at home and around the world. Red Nose Day's mission is to end child poverty and in the last 25 years over $1 billion has been raised globally. Warner participated in Red Nose Day on March 24th.
Warner was honored to take part in the 30th Anniversary Leukemia Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Margaret and Tony Manning attended the celebration along with over 2,000 guests. The event raised over $4.1 million in just one night. Guests enjoyed entertainment from Jim Gaffigan and Andy Grammer.