Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Summer Internship at SETTY

Logan Mauer (SETTY-FX Summer Intern) building a functioning model air handling unit, which will be controlled by a Tridium Niagara Jace as part of his summer internship with SETTY.  

The entire controls interface will be integrated with a web based BIM model, creating a dynamic user interface. 

The goal: to develop a proof of concept for a standard Building Automation System.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center received Special Citation from AIA|DC

Cunningham Quill’s R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, located on the St Elizabeth’s East campus, is a flexible Class A meeting and demonstration space creating a gateway for communities and residents of Washington D.C. to engage with health and technology industries. The innovation hub received a Special Citation from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) as part of the 2015 Design Awards. 

Setty was a proud partner of the design build team. Selected from 185 submissions, this notable project demonstrates the impact and value of quality design, and the potential of high-performance facility design.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) conference in DC

As part of next week’s National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) conference in DC SETTY’s President & Principal Raj Setty, PE, CxA, LEED AP will be participating in the Plenary Symposium, which will cover two of the key outcomes expected from Building Innovation 2016: an examination of what it takes to achieve a resilient future and a vision on how all the information presented throughout the week comes together to achieve high-performance buildings and communities. 

If you are interested in learning about what works and what it takes for achieving resilience, we invite you to join SETTY during the session: High Performance from Design to Operations: A Discussion with the Dunbar High School Project Team. Speakers include:
  • Mike Dieterich, Sustainability Manager, McKissack & McKissack (Sustainability Consultant)
  • Adam S. Fouse, Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company (Contractor)
  • Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, President, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Teddy Gebremichael, CCM, LEED AP, Program Director, McKissack & McKissack (Owner's Project Manager)
  • Sean O'Donnell, AIA, LEED AP, Principal-in-Charge, Perkins Eastman (Project Architect)
  • Raj B. Setty, PE, LEED AP, CxA, President & Principal, Setty & Associates (Mechanical Engineer)

About Dunbar High School: Founded in 1870 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth, Dunbar High School, located in Washington, D.C., was the country’s first public high school for African Americans. A new award-winning campus opened in 2013 to replace a 1970’s building that didn’t meet the prestige of its influential alumni. Representatives from numerous disciplines on the project will present lessons learned during the design, construction and operations of this LEED Platinum project.

When: Friday, Jan 15 2016, 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Where:Washington, D.C

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

SETTY at the KIPP DC High School First Look

SETTY at the KIPP DC High School First Look- the opening reception for the new high school's teachers, benefactors, and stakeholders.  SETTY was proud to partner with KIPP and STUDIOS for this vibrant school in the heart of NoMa. 

Pictured below are Pankaj Hoogan, Conrad Dela Cruz, Scott Pegler (photo 1), KIPP DC HS Principal Jessica Cunningham (photo 2), and Dr. Chris McGahey and Ashton Allan, AIA at the SETTY booth (photo 3).

Photo 1 

 Photo 2

Photo 3

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tiny Jewel Box not so tiny anymore

Longtime D.C. jewelry mainstay Tiny Jewel Box became even less tiny this week when it opened its expanded 8,000-square-foot boutique on Connecticut Avenue NW.

Setty’s services include design services for the expansion of Tiny Jewel Box.

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Setty at DC Streetcar permanent Car Barn Training Center

Setty signboard at DC Streetcar !

Construction on the permanent Car Barn Training Center (CBTC II) began in spring 2015 and is expected to be commissioned in 2017. Construction on the first phase of the Car Barn Training Center (CBTC I), which comprises the yard and the temporary storage facility was completed in 2014. Setty is providing MEP/FP design services for DC Streetcar permanent Car Barn Training Center (CBTC II).

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Mayor Bowser and Councilmember Orange Announce Bold FY16 CBE Spending Goal

Mayor MurieBowser and Councilmember Vincent Orange held a press conference to announce the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) spending goal.  The Bowser Administration also unveiled a new website, cbeconnect.dc.gov, that will help CBEs better navigate the local government procurement process.

The FY16 expendable budget for District government agencies is $634 Million, of which at least 50 percent, or $317 Million, must be spent with CBEs.  This feasible, but bold, spending goal is the result of a top-to-bottom, data driven analysis of past practices and current agency budgets.  

In FY15, the Bowser Administration spent more than $250 million through contracts with small businesses, which exceeded the total amount spent in each of the past five years. The FY16 goal reflects the Mayor's commitment to build on the District's progress, and to increase its support for small businesses.

Mayor Bowser launched cbeconnect.dc.gov to both increase transparency in the goal-setting process and help CBEs navigate the procurement process.  The website offers a user-friendly platform to search for procurement opportunities across District government. The Bowser Administration will also release an 'Opportunity Guide' with an agency-by-agency overview of CBE opportunities.