CLIENT

National Institutes of Health

DESCRIPTION

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Lab Renovations

SERVICES

Mechanical & Electrical
Fire Protection

LOCATION

Bethesda, Maryland

YEAR

2016

CONSTRUCTION COST

$1.3 million

Renovating Critical Lab Space with Minimal Disruption to Operations

While relocating a majority of their institute to various facilities on and off the NIH campus, several NICHD programs moved to Building 49. Multiple laboratory and office spaces needed to be renovated to accommodate NICHD research, including Biosafety Level 1 and 2 laboratories, which require enhanced safety protocols.

We provided mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing engineering to renovate spaces on the first, fifth, and sixth floors. The renovations required retrofits to accommodate new laboratory functions and specialized design to provide primary and secondary containment of potential hazards.

NICHD programs like the Cellular Regulation and Metabolism, Cell Biology and Metabolism, and Pediatric Imaging and Tissue Sciences programs have successfully transitioned to the Building 49 of the NIH campus with minimal disruption.