America Online

Dulles, VA

America Online

Dulles, VA

America Online Inc. (AOL) is the world’s leader in interactive services, web brands, internet technologies and e-commerce services. Located in Loudoun County on a 216-acre campus, the corporate headquarters includes office buildings, childcare facilities, data centers, secure data facilities, and parking garages. Buildings range in size from 20,000sq. ft. to approximately 300,000sq. ft.

Bowman Consulting was responsible for the design of a major portion of the headquarters campus. After the construction, Bowman Consulting has continued to provide additional services to AOL including development of a master existing infrastructure plan for the entire campus. This scope of services included:

  • Extensive State and County records research
  • Sanitary sewer main and service line as-built survey
  • Storm sewer as-built survey
  • Water main and secondary service line location survey
  • Fiber optic duct bank location survey
  • Irrigation line location survey
  • Gas main and secondary service line location survey
  • Telecommunication line survey
  • Primary and secondary service electric line survey

Bowman Consulting continues to provide on-call services to the AOL campus.

The AOL Childcare Center is LEED Gold-rated, and features preservation of existing open space and forested areas, design of special outdoor play areas using modular play equipment and a water play park facility, and design of parking and site access. Special attention was paid to providing extensive erosion and sediment control measures for protection of the surrounding undeveloped areas. It is the first LEED certified childcare building in Virginia, and the first LEED Gold building certified in Loudoun County.

Clean Energy is the leading provider of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the US, and is currently expanding the number of natural gas fueling stations throughout the country. Approximately 98% of natural gas used is produced in North America and the increasing usage of natural gas vehicles reduces our foreign oil consumption. CNG and LNG are two of the cleanest alternative fuels available and produce up to 30% less greenhouse gas than gasoline or diesel vehicles. In addition, there is a 120-year supply of natural gas, which is significantly less expensive than petroleum.

Bowman Consulting provided program management consulting services for Clean Energy in 13 states, including New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. Many of the projects will include a new natural gas fueling station facility. The remainder of the sites included the addition of new natural gas filling pumps to existing fueling stations. Initially, the projects included a topographic, boundary and ALTA survey for each site. Additional services required for the overall project approval and construction will include concept plans, site plan approval, construction documents, permitting, and construction management. These projects are fast paced and Bowman is set up to pursue project approvals quickly and efficiently throughout the country.