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November 16, 2012

Facilities Support Center construction reaches halfway mark

Arising on what once was known as “Media Hill” in the early days of the Space Shuttle Program, the masonry walls and associated structural steelwork of NASA Dryden’s new Facilities Support Center now grace the center’s campus.

Construction of the new Facilities Support Center at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center is proceeding apace, with underground infrastructure and masonry complete and erection of structural steelwork having reached the 90 percent mark by the first week in November.

According to NASA Dryden project architect Gemma Flores, construction of the $11.2 million, 38,000-square-foot structure is about 50 percent finished, with expected completion by July 2013.

Steel decking for the roof has been installed over most of the roof areas within the past two weeks, and grading of the site and pouring of concrete driveways is under way, Flores noted. Work has also begun on installation of interior walls and mechanical ducting.

A steelworker bolts girders in place on the structural steel framework of Dryden’s new Facilities Support Center.

The building will provide office and technical spaces for NASA Dryden’s Facilities Engineering and the Asset Management department as well as the Safety, Health and Environmental Office, combining in one structure functions that are currently performed in several obsolete and inefficient facilities on the Dryden campus. The building plan includes office space, conference rooms, restrooms and shower/changing facilities, workshops, storage mezzanine, laundry and laboratories.

The structure is designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification standard for environment and energy efficiency. Based on building energy consumption simulations, NASA Dryden facilities engineers forecast that energy consumption will be reduced about 36 percent over conventional construction.

Designed by the Development One architectural firm of Santa Ana, Calif., the new structure is being built by Comfort and Hays Electric, Inc. of Long Beach, Calif., and its subcontractors.

 




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