Versar, Inc. Acquires Geo-Marine, Inc.
Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) has acquired Geo-Marine, Inc., a business with more than $20 million in annual revenues. The purchase price was paid with a combination of cash and seller notes. Geo-Marine, headquartered in Plano, Texas, provides engineering design, construction management, environmental planning and programming, and other services in support of a wide range of government, industry, and commercial clients.
Historic architectural and cultural landscape surveys consist of the inventory, documentation, and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluation for buildings, structures, and landscape features. Surveys are conducted for maintaining compliance with Section 110 or Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Surveys may also be an important first step for NRHP nominations, National Historic Landmark nominations, and mitigation.
Mitigation for NRHP-eligible properties that stand to be adversely impacted can take several forms. One of the most common mitigation measures is the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering (HAER), or Historic American Landscape Surveys (HALS) documentation at Levels I, II, or III. Historic properties are carefully documented with measured drawings (for Level I), large-format black and white photography (for all levels) and historic narrative (for all levels). Other forms of mitigation include in-depth historic contexts, photo documentation, popular books for a general audience, museum exhibits, documentary film/videos, brochures, oral history interviews, and interpretive signage.
Documentation and preservation of buildings, structures, and landscapes are vital to protecting our nation’s cultural heritage, but in today’s world, there is an important “next step” to ensure their future. That next step is sustainability—making efforts to reduce the amount of energy expended by a building or structure. In doing so, we not only promote energy conservation, but extend the life of those properties that are valuable to understanding our past.
VersarGMI’s staff includes LEED certified architectural historians, historical architects, historians, cultural resources specialists, and energy auditors with extensive experience in surveys and evaluations, landscape studies, mitigation, sustainability recommendations, and public outreach. VersarGMI is a recognized leader in cultural resources studies involving military, agricultural, and urban properties. Areas of expertise include:
- Cold War-era evaluations
- Military architectural and landscape studies
- Rural, irrigation, and urban architectural and landscape studies
- Sustainability recommendations
- HABS/HAER/HALS documentation
- Potential impacts to historic properties
- Museum exhibits, popular books, films/videos, brochures, and interpretive signage
- Oral history interviews
- In-depth historic contexts
- Archival research
- NRHP nominations
|Avon Park AFR, FL||Dyess AFB, TX||Nellis AFB, NE|
|Barksdale AFB, LA||Ellsworth AFB, SD||Offut AFB, NE|
|Beale AFB, CA||Holloman AFB, NM||Seymour Johnson AFB, NC|
|Cannon AFB, NM||Minot AFB, ND||Shaw AFB, SC|
|Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ||Mountain Home AFB, ID||Whiteman AFB, MO|
Database inventories and evaluations were conducted of buildings, structures, sites, and objects built or used during the Cold War era (1946-1991) which may be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places at 15 ACC bases across the country. Approximately 5,500 buildings were evaluated. Real property records and original drawings were pulled and each building was photographed so that their integrity could be assessed and a recommendation could be made regarding NRHP eligibility. Databases were also assembled for each installation.