Located at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, the new 175,000 SF laboratory will accommodate approximately 245 staff members, students, and visitors. The project will consolidate a number of Electronics, Chemistry, Laser, and Measurements laboratories currently located throughout the Langley campus into one state-of-the-art facility. A one story wing of the structure will house the NASA High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) Laboratory.
The structural system consists of cast-in-place mild reinforced concrete flat plate floors spanning between cast-in-place concrete columns. The structure will be supported by driven precast piles with cast-in-place concrete pile caps. Lateral forces will be resisted by cast-in-place concrete shear walls. The structural framing was designed to stringent user specified vibration criteria, including equipment requirements, and consideration of external excitations including ordinance detonation, aircraft takeoff and landing, and adjacent below-ground tunnels where hypersonic flight conditions are tested.
The design was completed in 2015 and construction is anticipated to be compete in 2018. The construction budget was $80 million.
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Square Footage: 175,000
Number of Floors: 5