NIH | BUILDING 29 COMPLEX RENOVATIONS

Client: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 60,000 SF

This project included the design study for a renovation of newly assigned space in Building 29B for five (5) NIAID personnel. The renovated space will house staff scientists and support staff and will accommodate general purpose laboratories, bio-safety level laboratories, shared analytical laboratories, and administrative support spaces. The renovation includes space on floors 1-5 and the basement of Building 29B. Total square footage is approximately 60,000 SF. Since the completion of the design study, NIH has also awarded the CFR team the design and post-design services for this project.CFR is the prime consultant on this project providing project management and MEP engineering design services. This project was also designed along with other sub-consultants including; architecture, structural engineering, and cost estimating services. Specialized third party services for testing and balancing services as well as autoclave testing services of all autoclaves on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of the Building were provided.Additional specialized third party services for cGMP technical support for the relocation of the NIAID clean room facility to the basement of Building 29B was provided. The facility will be used for the production of master and production cell banks, pilot-scale fermentation and purification of bulk drug substrates. The CFR team has evaluated the current process, block layout and developed a User Requirement Statement (URS) document to establish scope and quality expectations for the project as well as support the feasibility, design and implementation logistics of the new Building 29B renovation. Work consists of the evaluation of existing process and a gap analysis against the proposed new space.

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NIH | BUILDING 10 6TH FLOOR A-WING LABS

Client: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 2,500 SF

CFR provided MEP engineering design services for the renovation of labs 6A01(A) and 6A01(B) to accommodate the revised program requirements for the NIAID to include a BSL-2 level laboratory and work and support spaces.

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NIH | BUILDING 10 NIAA HOT CELL LAB

Client: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 1,500 SF

The general scope of work was to create a new hot cell laboratory in the P2 level of the ACRF building. This space was originally a part of the parking garage. The project included relocating the parking garage supply air to be outside our area of work. CFR provided design for: utilities to 2 new government provided hot cells,  chemical fume hoods with all required utilities, a new lab sink and emergency fixtures, new exhaust fan motors on the hot cell exhaust system, and controls to maintain room pressurization.

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NIH | BUILDING 10 NIAMS 6D LABS

Client: CallisonRTKL 
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 5,000 SF

CFR provided MEP designs for Lab 6D44-50-52 renovations including new Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems.   The project included modifications to the HVAC systems to provide proper cooling and ventilation, as well as a new UPS system and power distribution unit. The project involved 5 lab modules with standard bench top and casework space, and associated pluming and electrical utilities.  

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NIH  | BUILDING 4, ROOM B209 ORBITRAP MASS SPECTROMETER INSTALLATION

Client: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 1,000 SF

The general scope of work was to provide construction documents for the installation of new power, HVAC, and plumbing to serve the new LTQ Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer and it’s accessories; as well as a new Quantum Thermo instrument.   Also included, was the evaluation of the existing HVAC systems serving the lab suite and to provide designs for supplemental cooling as necessary to provide the proper temperature control for the space and its new equipment.

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NIH | BUILDINGS 10 & 50 VARIOUS LASER LAB RENOVATIONS

Client: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: From 1,000 SF to 5,000 SF

Included the design of HVAC and electrical systems for various laser equipment utilized by researchers for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Work included infrared lasers, argon lasers, water cooled and air cooled power supplies, and  laminar flow and HEPA filtered HVAC for precise laser measurement environments.

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NIH | BUILDING 10 5TH FLOOR CRC LAB RENOVATION

Client: NTVI Enterprises
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 4,000 SF

Project included MEP engineering design services for the renovation of the Building 10 Clinical Research Center 5th Floor. The Tenure Track Program will take place in the newly renovated research labs and support spaces. The new labs, which include two (2) tissue culture rooms, one (1) animal tissue culture room, two (2) cell storage rooms, and an equipment room, use an “open plan” design approach, sharing the support functions.  

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NIH | BUILDING 13 TRANS ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (TEMS) INSTALLATION

Client: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
Size: 1,000 SF

This project included the complete renovation of the G14 warehouse and adjacent silo storage space of Building 13. Design included a new mechanical room and a new TEMS microscope room which supports a Titan Krios Trans Electron Microscope. New work included a new vertical AHU which incorporated available chilled water and steam preheat with room steam reheat. New HVAC employs vibration isolation materials and equipment to mitigate sound and vibration transmission. CFR provided a new chilled water and steam piping which was routed outside of the perimeter of the microscope room, no piping was allowed to be run above the microscope. The fire protection system was modified to provide a fully functional sprinkler system. New lighting design and power system design were provided, which included electric service to the space provided by new panelboards. Design included new fire alarm devices to connect to the existing building system.

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