NV5 provided MEP/FP design engineering services for a new $175M, 200,000 SF research facility which included a top floor penthouse mechanical space, a two level 244-space parking deck and an elevated walkway connecting the new facility to the existing building.
The design of the MEP system infrastructure balanced capacity, equipment size and configuration so that upon the failure of any primary system component, building capacity would still meet significant portion of design peak load.
High density layout of laboratory equipment, specifically chemical fume hoods, on six floors, called for the design of coordinated utilities through central utility service corridors. Meanwhile, flexibility was maintained as the top two floors were to be initially fit-out as office spaces with the option to accommodate the client’s future laboratory needs.
New electrical infrastructure was designed to provide redundancy of power via double-ended, medium-voltage substations that was to be supported by self-paralleling gensets.
The project is Three Green Globes Certified. The facility is unique with 278 fume hoods and walk-in enclosures. Systems designed by NV5 included:
- Four 55,000 CFM AHUs
- 170,000 CFM Konvecta Exhaust energy recovery system
- 2,400-ton chiller plant
- High Efficiency Condensing Hot water boiler plant
- Dedicated low pressure steam boilers for building humidification.
RODI, pH neutralization, waste water treatment, CDA, breathing air, vacuum, inert & flammable gases