New Maintenance Depots

IMEG provided structural engineering services for two maintenance depots comprised of 15 buildings totaling 345,000-sf. The facilities equip Montgomery County personnel to service public schools and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC).

The scope of work included structural engineering solutions for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and MNCPPC’s Central Maintenance Depots located at the Montgomery County Multi-Agency Service Park (MASP). The two depots are designed to achieve a LEED Silver rating. Primary structures include:

  • Main Building, 155,000-sf with associated loading dock structure
  • Fleet Maintenance Building, 46,000-sf
  • Horticulture Services Building, 11,900-sf
  • Covered Storage Main Building, 12,300-sf
  • Covered Parking areas, 88,000-sf
  • Bulk Material Storage Buildings 1 and 2, 22,000-sf
  • Bulk Materials Storage and Compost Bins Building, 7,300-sf
  • Paint Booth Building, 1,800-sf
  • A two-level tie-in between the Main Building and existing parking structure

The new depots equip maintenance staff with resources to be efficient and effective in providing service to students and staff at 204 schools and other support facilities. A tilt-wall panel with steel framing structural system is utilized for the Main Building and Fleet Maintenance Building. IMEG’s structural engineers designed systems to accommodate several structural challenges including second-floor storage racks, second-floor loading dock with forklift traffic, and multiple overhead cranes in the Fleet Maintenance Building. In addition, IMEG designed a loading dock slab to bridge the gap between a tilt-wall building panel and site retaining wall, eliminating the need for back fill and reducing structural materials and costs.


Montgomery County
Gaithersburgh, MD
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