Timmons Group to Provide Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture Services for Social Security Administration's New National Support Center

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The General Services Administration has awarded a Design-Build Contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Company for a new $191.5 million high-performance data center located in Urbana, Frederick County, Maryland.

Timmons Group is proud to be a part of the Hensel Phelps team once again in designing and building this mission critical facility. We look forward to helping the team exceed the GSA’s and SSA’s expectations in the delivery of this important project.

Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in civil engineering and professional consulting services, announced today that the General Services Administration has awarded a contract for design-build of a new $191.5 million high-performance data center to Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Chantilly, Virginia.

As part of the Hensel Phelps Design-Build team, Timmons Group will be the civil engineer of record and landscape architect for the project, providing design and preparation of all plan, profile and detailed construction drawings as well as construction administration services. Timmons Group will also provide permitting coordination with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and will utilize an MDE-approved Plan Expeditor.

The new data center will replace the Social Security Administration's aging data center in Woodlawn, Maryland. The new data center will be located in Urbana, Frederick County, Maryland on a portion of the Urbana Corporate Center, a campus that is also home to Fannie Mae's 60,000 square foot data center. The center in will support approximately 10 MW of IT load. Through the use of numerous innovative sustainable strategies, it will be designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating by the US Green Building Council. Data, office, warehouse, and extensive mechanical and electrical spaces will be included.

"Timmons Group is proud to be a part of the Hensel Phelps team once again in designing and building this mission critical facility," said Michael Patey, Principal with the firm’s Design-Build group. “We look forward to helping the team exceed the GSA’s and SSA’s expectations in the delivery of this important project.”

About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized for nearly twenty years as one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country. The firm provides civil engineering, environmental, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Timmons Group has regional offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.timmons.com.

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