FDA Consolidation – CFSAN/CVM

College Park, MD
Owner: Food and Drug Administration
Architect: HDR Architecture, Inc.
Engineer: HDR Architecture, Inc.
Contract Value: $16 Million

This is a new 410,000 square foot building constructed to house the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  This state-of-the-art facility consists of five stories of offices and laboratories.

The major components of main cooling system consist of three-910 ton centrifugal chillers and three cooling towers. The major equipment of the heating system includes three hot water boilers (900 HP) and two steam boilers.  Additional mechanical equipment included the installation of seven field-erected air handling systems, four heat recovery units, 13 custom air handling units, 70 fans, two split systems, 775 variable air volume boxes, and 45 pumps.  The sheetmetal work totaled over 650,000 pounds.  In addition, over one mile of copper and stainless steel medical gas piping services the needs of the laboratories.