Mid Atlantic Division Awarded Porter Neuroscience Research Center Project

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 22:15

Dulles, VA

Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division was recently awarded the HVAC and plumbing work for the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center Phase II project. Located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Main Campus in Bethesda, Maryland, the Porter Phase II project is a new, 6-story, 307,000 square foot laboratory facility. The facility will contain a full vivarium at the basement level, administrative/meeting space on the ground floor, wet labs with perimeter offices for levels 1 through 3 (with associated interstitial spaces) and a mechanical penthouse at the roof level.  The project’s Building Information Modeling Plan (BIM) calls for 100% modeling with object intelligence and a final as-built model submitted to the government in Revit.  The general contractor, Whiting-Turner, is going to utilize the “Big Room” concept which promotes collaboration and coordination between trades in order to deliver a superior facility.
When complete, Southland will have installed over 390,000 linear feet of piping for HVAC, plumbing and lab gas systems. This project is an addition to the Phase I project (a 210,000SF lab facility) that Southland completed in 2004. Work is scheduled to begin immediately, with a target completion date of March 2013.

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