Ketcham Elementary School

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation of an 88,300 sf historic elementary school to bring it up to current educational standards.   The first phase focused on modernizing classrooms, bathrooms, corridors and the main entry lobby. The project was designed to LEED® Silver standards. Images: © Jeffrey... Continue Reading

Brandywine Senior Living at Potomac

GES provided MEP&FP engineering for the design of a new 130,000 sf, 120-unit senior living center consisting of three stories above grade and a below grade parking garage.  Amenities include a common full-service dining room, parlor, music room, bistro, pub, theater, lounges, multi-purpose space and a variety of unit types and sizes for specialized care and service options. Core amenities areas, and the interior Terrace Level spaces will be served by a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) system with dedicated outdoor air supply (DOAS) unit.  VRV systems are comprised of multiple... Continue Reading

Vivarium Renovation Laboratory 1C15, Building 49

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation of existing space to create non-human primate testing and preparation rooms. Sophisticated reading and recording rooms were also included so researchers could observe... Continue Reading

Value Engineering and Design Review Bioresearch and Zebra Fish Labs, Buildings 6, 6A & 6C

GES provided review of the mechanical, plumbing, medical gas systems, electrical (power and lighting), DDC Control, fire protection systems construction documents for the renovation of the facility. Included BSL-2 laboratories, Zebra Fish Facility, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility and Pilot... Continue Reading

Aquaculture/Vivarium, 5625 Fishers Lane

GES provided mechanical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for the phased renovation of 15,000 sf, spanning two floors. Spaces included equipment rooms, tissue culture labs, cold room, dark room, microscopy lab, zebra fish lab and procedure lab for the renovated vivarium. Prior to the start of design, GES’ conducted detailed planning and programming sessions with the NEI user groups to understand their mission as well as their requirements for specialized equipment and laboratory facilities, including requirements for bioresearch laboratories and... Continue Reading

US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)

GES provided HVAC, plumbing and fire protection value engineering services for the new $386 million facility The 548,000 sf facility will include high tech specialty labs such as vivarium, Bridge labs, Neat Agent Handling Labs and Dilute labs. The facility also includes a central utility plant a Chemical Casualty Care Training Facility which includes training auditoria, a simulator laboratory and break out areas. The Bridge laboratory has the following capabilities Animal Exposure-Dilute, Animal Exposure-Neat Agent, Behavioral, Electrophysiology, EEG,... Continue Reading

Renovation of Laboratory Space, National Human Genome Research Institute, Building 50

As the prime contractor, GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design and post design services, as well as design management services for the 2,000 sf renovation of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Laboratories in Building 50. LSY was engaged to provide architecture, lab planning and interior design services. The two-phased laboratory renovation included BSL-2 laboratories and scientific offices.  Systems included laboratory services, variable air volume interlocked with fume hood operation, deionized water distribution, equipment... Continue Reading

Lab Conversion for the Advanced Metrology Laboratory (Building 5)

GES provided fire suppression and fire alarm/detection design services for the conversion of an existing clean room into an Advanced Metrology Testing Laboratory. The class 10,000 clean room laboratory required the highest attainable separation from both seismic and airborne vibration. To achieve these requirements, unique design approaches and construction methods were used. Sand filled walls eliminate any noise coming from outside the testing room, and a Piezoelectric Vibration Control system was installed to isolate the testing table from floor vibrations. As part of the electrical design,... Continue Reading

High Performance Imaging Suite

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation of a high performance imaging suite including two laser labs and a common wet lab area. Due to the high sensitivity of the laser microscopes, and the high precision imaging operations, the space was designed for stringent environmental requirements in terms of temperature, humidity, air filtration, vibrations and lighting controls. Because the existing building HVAC systems were not adequate to meet the project requirements, a new dedicated HVAC system was designed and installed. The system includes two air handling units... Continue Reading

Relocation of Bio-Research Laboratories

The Clinical Center at NIH was originally built in 1955 and had been expanded to encompass more than three million square feet of space.   Due to federal funding constraints, the space was not adequate to meet the demands of the building’s occupants, jeopardizing both their health and safety.  To help prepare for future renovations and space changes, the GES team was tasked with relocating ten institutes scattered throughout 23 different locations in the Clinical Center to new locations on the NIH campus.  Many of these institutes had extensive requirements for mechanical, electrical,... Continue Reading