NIH Porter Neuroscience
Research Center Expansion
The National Institutes of Health is the primary agency of the federal government responsible for biomedical and public health research. Founded in the late 1880s, NIH has played a pivotal role in making important discoveries that improve health and save lives, helping US citizens live longer, healthier lives and spearheading medical advancements that benefit the world.
The neuroscience leaders at NIH forward the need to catalyze collaboration across the many subfields of brain research, giving rise to the concept of a new type of research facility. They needed a home for 85 research groups with more than 800 scientists so they could work together to further understand the human nervous system.
We served as an integral member of the construction quality management team. We provided design and constructability reviews of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems during the design phase and full-time, on-site quality assurance inspectors during the construction phase of the project.
Over 1,000,000 labor hours contributed to the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Center without incident. The new facility promotes world-class biomedical research by enhancing interdisciplinary communication in an innovative setting.