Building 10 E-Wing / National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD
National Institutes of Health
General Contractor
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Schedule Duration
Architect / Engineer
Mechanical Subcontract Value

Project Overview

Bell supplied all materials, labor, tools, equipment, construction equipment, supervision, layout and coordination for the Mechanical and Plumbing systems for this major renovation project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Building 10.

The project included 250,000 SF on 16 floors. Four (4) floors are needed to accommodate mechanical infrastructure and equipment. The remaining 12 floors included administrative offices, clinic and laboratory fit outs, a new cage wash facility and a specialty cGMP suite.

Originally the NIH Clinical Center, construction started in 1948, and the former hospital opened its doors in 1953. This project required extensive existing conditions enabling work. There was an intense BIM coordination process. This project also had limited on-site storage.

Major Mechanical Equipment Included:

  • (33) Custom Air Handling Units (376,000 cfm)
  • (20) Energy Recovery Units (350,000 cfm)
  • (800) Chilled Beams
  • Lab Piping Systems
  • Lab Air Control Systems

Learn more about the project:

NIH Official Website