Red, white and blue comes to the National Harbor
DBi Services was selected by the developer and engineering consultants for the National Harbor complex in Washington DC for one of the most intricate colorized pavement project installations ever undertaken. Using customized colored 100% recycled glass, the theme specified for the pavement colors at our Nation’s Capital was fittingly red, white and blue.
Over a course of four days beginning on June 19, the project was installed by utilizing one of DBi Services’ third generation fully-automated application vehicles. The entire installation was undertaken in 100-degree heat under closed traffic and pedestrian lane and walkways during daytime hours, as the complex becomes even more populated with tourists at night.
Richard Baker, DBi Services Market Development Manager stated “This was a challenging and difficult project on many fronts. The non-standard customized colors were ordered specific to this project and were blended to a finite size and color, requiring an additional level of care. Along with the daytime installation requirements and extreme heat, changing colors in an automated application truck is a complicated process, as the truck must be completely cleansed between color changes, so as not to contaminate or alter the next application.”
The installation crew, led by DBi Services Project Manager, Brian Rafferty, received high praise from the developer and the consulting engineer for the exemplary job done.
The $1.5 billion complex provides the latest in high-tech entertainment in the DC area, with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, DBi Services’ Turnkey Asset Maintenance Services (TAMS) project, serving as the backdrop, along with the MGM Casino, the Capital Wheel, and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.