Branch and Associates received two 2017 Awards of Excellence from Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Building Design and Building Construction Branch for recently completed public works projects. The awards for the Tysons – Pimmit Library Renovation and the West Ox Bus Operations Center Phase II expansion were received during the department’s 11th annual recognition program for which they recognize contractors, design consultants, building officials and other partners for there work in successfully achieving financial, delivery and quality goals in support of there mission. The success of the counties’ $3.1 billion capital program is dependent on the performance of its partners.
The West Ox Bus Operations Center expansion was an $11.4 million project that provides maintenance bays for WMATA buses, parts, and tire storage expanded drivers and employee lounges along with additional parking spaces. The building is a steel structure with a masonry façade and included hydraulic lifts, exhaust vent systems, an undercarriage wash system along with distribution systems for fluids and compressed air. Due to the project’s importance, it received partial funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.