Providing protection and keeping the neighbors happy
To serve a nearby data center expansion on Smith Switch Road in Ashburn, Virginia, Dominion Energy constructed a new power substation with a 200 MW load capacity. The project is located within multiple industrial and warehouse complexes. To soften the view, reduce noise and protect the facility from intrusions, Smith-Midland, engineered, manufactured and installed a precast concrete sound wall system.
The final installation consisted of 62 precast concrete channeled posts and over 28,000 square feet of 20' x 8' modular precast concrete sound panels. Each panel was formed using an ashlar stone style mold for a more natural look and then stained in a neutral color to blend into the landscape.