SAIC Advanced Technology Research Center

Frederick, MD
Owner National Cancer Institute
General Contractor Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Schedule Duration 12/2010 to 06/2012
Architect / Engineer CH2MHILL
Mechanical Subcontract Value $40.4MM
Awards 2012 ABC Award of Excellence in Mechanical Construction

Project Overview

The Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) is located in Frederick, MD. This project for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was for the interior fit out and base building upgrades to four buildings including two BSL-3 containment labs for work with hazardous toxins. This was a complex project combining many different laboratory systems within a very aggressive construction schedule.

The 243,000 square foot facility is based on a specific design criterion that allows for the development of biomedical advanced technologies and translation of research discoveries to clinical settings. This includes special construction associated with an environment specifically designed for cGMP manufacturing, laboratory, research, development, and testing associated with cancer research and production of drugs, vaccines, and other biopharmaceutical products.

Bell was responsible for the mechanical and plumbing installation. In total, Bell installed 92,000 linear feet of heating piping, 69,500 linear feet of plumbing piping and 76,300 linear feet of lab gas piping.