For over 5 years, Himes Associates, Ltd. has been providing Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and its parent company, Exelon, with comprehensive project, construction, and relocation management services as well as real estate consulting services. Recent stand-out projects include:
Project to replace their outdated and oversized service switchboards and associated distribution equipment at its Headquarters building located at 110 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201. The current electrical infrastructure was from the 1960’s and oversized for the present building loads. In addition, it became difficult to obtain parts for the older equipment. The building loads have been reduced over time and this would suggest a current load analysis and resulting “right-sizing” of the infrastructure is in order. These factors, coupled with safety and code concerns in the equipment rooms warranted the upgrade of the Switchboards.
The Spring Gardens Facility, a60 acre site known as located at 1699 Leadenhall Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, is an industrial site containing both liquid natural gas (LNG) and steam generation plants. Spring Gardens is a DOT regulated facility and is also located in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. The existing domestic water system on site and the fire suppression system serving the LNG Plant consists of approximately 3 miles of water mains and distribution piping ranging from 2″ to 16″ in diameter. Approximately one third of the piping was over 65 years old. This caused the Facility to experience increased performance and maintenance issues related to the domestic water supply system. The project consisted of a three-phase program to replace the water mains and distribution system. Phase One consisted of replacing approximately 3,000 linear of domestic water mains, high pressure fire suppression piping and related appurtenances at the South end of the Facility while Phases Two and Three involved the replacement of the balance of the water mains in the Central and North side of the facility.
Himes provided real estate consulting services and owner’s representation for the initiation of Exelon’s 300,000 SF headquarters in downtown Baltimore, MD. Specifically, Himes oversaw the team procurement process including the Architect and Engineering firms, as well as the General Contractor. In all procurements, Himes prepared detailed bid analysis and comparison matrixes to show value and quality in each firm’s proposal. Himes served as the lead for management of the following aspects on the project: team meetings, project reporting, scheduling, base building coordination, interior design, construction, and technology.