American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) is a premier global biological materials resource and standards organization whose mission focuses on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines and other materials. While maintaining traditional collection materials, ATCC develops high quality products, standards and services to support scientific research and breakthroughs that improve the health of global populations.
RMF provided several engineering services for the ATCC campus including a re-placement of their 4,000 gsf BSL3 laboratory, addition of 1,600 tons of chiller and cooling tower capacity, a 35,000 gsf office addition and finally two (2) 100,000 KW dual fuel generators.
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A preliminary study was provided to determine exact utility requirements for the project.
A comparison of expanding the existing central chiller and boiler plant was compared to the modular chiller / boiler basis of design.
RMF specifically provided a utility study, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration.