Watergate South is part of the exclusive Watergate complex adjacent to the Kennedy Center in Foggy Bottom overlooking the Potomac River. It is the last of three luxury residential buildings completed in 1971. It is a 12 story building with 257 units and 2 levels of parking below grade. Watergate South is distinctive for its long curved balconies and is considered to be one of the most desirable addresses in DC. From an engineering standpoint, the buildings are distinctive because they were the first buildings in North America to use the now standard banded/distributed post-tensioning layout in the slabs.
Since 2011, KEC has been retained by Watergate South as their exclusive structural engineering consultant. We have performed several projects for the cooperative including a condition assessment report for the garage, post-earthquake assessment, post-tensioning repairs, waterproofing repairs, and a complete rehabilitation of the swimming pool.