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Building 633. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A single venue for research, development, testing, and evaluation of full scale propulsion systems for the Navy was designed.
This $100 million dollar upgrade modernized the Navy’s testing facility to fit their unique needs. Projects included high bay industrial buildings, office and computer lab modernizations, and wharf and underwater structure improvements. Based on the unique requirements of the test equipment, significant utility infrastructure improvements were designed.
Design and specialized structural analyses were performed for numerous projects. Services included berthing and mooring analysis; bulkhead/ relieving platform design; structurally-isolated test slabs capable of supporting equipment weighing 1600 tons; and the design of a pile-supported, steel framed high bay test facility.
Two gas fired hot water boilers and two air cooled chillers with primary/secondary pumping were designed. Two new VAV AHUs with direct digital control system and electronic actuation were designed with distribution ductwork to VAV terminals.