JCM Controls Upgrades Ventilation at UMD’s School of Architecture

Adequate building ventilation has always been an important issue for indoor air quality and comfort. JCM Control Systems, based in Baltimore, was hired by Constellation Energy to do an energy upgrade of University of Maryland College Park’s School of Architecture. “They wanted to conserve energy as it related to retrofitting its HVAC equipment,” says Joshua Matthews, president of JCM Control …

Lighting Up the Washington, D.C. Temple

Even in a city of world-renowned monuments, the majestic Washington DC Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) stands out. From its perch in Kensington, Maryland, it’s the tallest LDS temple in the world at 288 feet, and the third largest in the world at 160,000 square feet. And especially at night, when it’s all lit …

CAM Electrical Services Lights the Mood

Even though the pandemic has put a dent in indoor dining, ambiance is still a big part of the dining experience. That’s true of the restaurant space shared in Nottingham, Maryland by Wayward Smokehouse and The Curious Oyster. At Wayward Smokehouse, that means a warm, rustic lodge feel, with lighting playing an essential role in setting the mood. Popular seafood …

Nickle Electrical Powers Up GTI

Cannabis has become a growing industry as more states legalize cannabis products for medicinal and recreational use. It’s also become a growing area in the construction industry. Green Thumb Industries, a national cannabis cultivator, processor and retailer, turned to Nickle Electrical Companies to help power up its Centreville cultivator center, one of GTI’s 12 vegetation grow buildings nationwide. Nickle provided …

Reliable Contracting Sets the Groundwork for Hospital-Centered Hampton Inn

With its world-class hospitals and medical facilities, Baltimore needs enough hotel rooms to house patients and the loved ones caring for them. The Hampton Inn Bayview Hotel, which opened in 2018 on busy Eastern Avenue in Baltimore City, is centrally located to the area’s top hospitals and provides an additional 115 rooms.     Reliable Contracting Company, Inc., of Gambrills, Maryland …

Howard Community College SET Building Looks to the Future

A degree in science, technology, engineering or math can be valuable for virtually any industry. Colleges are realizing they need to provide the resources for today’s students to become tomorrow’s workers. To attract students interested in these fields, Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland invested in a new Science, Engineering, and Technology Building, which opened in the summer of 2017. …

Allan Myers Joint Venture Expands MD 404, Earns Awards

To say that Maryland Route 404 (MD 404) was in serious need of expansion is an understatement. During the summer months, daily vehicular traffic swells more than 25 percent, going from 18,000 vehicles to 23,000 vehicles using the Shore Highway to travel to and from the Delmarva Region. And that’s not all. Vehicle collision rates along MD 404 were also …

Callas Helps NY, NY Hair Salon Stay Hip, But Historic

It takes a deft hand to turn a Victorian-era mansion into a state-of-the-art beauty salon while maintaining the historic look of the property. But that’s what Callas Contractors, Inc., of Hagerstown, Maryland, was tasked with doing by NY, NY Hair Salon and Day Spa in Frederick, Maryland. Salon owner Mary Louise Riser hired Callas Contractors to turn the grand 8,000 …

Witmer Brings Benton Building Back to Life

The Charles L Benton Building sits in downtown Baltimore, housing several government agencies and hundreds of employees. Over the years, the 15-story building had deteriorated from natural elements and pollutants. Dark carbon stained the exterior and hundreds of small holes made way for rain water, wind, and birds to enter the building.                   With so much damage, the city needed …

Diversified Site Works Restores Broad Creek Headwaters

Once considered one of the most degraded waterways in Anne Arundel County by the South River Federation, Broad Creek came back to life last spring. In August 2015, the Maryland State Highway Administration Environmental Programs Division hired excavation contractor, Diversified Site Works of Odenton, Maryland, to restore an approximately 2,700 foot-long segment of Broad Creek and an unnamed tributary to …