National Institutes of Health

Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) CQM

In support of the “Assure/Expand Chilled Water Capacity” project at the NIH Bethesda Campus RMF was contracted to provide full time on-site Construction Quality Management (CQM) and Commissioning (Cx) Services. The key components of the Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) consisted of the following:

  • Demolition of existing Building 34.
  • New eight million gallon chilled water storage tank, 1 inch thick steel. 
  • The TESS Tank was 120 feet in diameter and 100 feet tall.New two-level building, housing: pumps, piping, related equipment, controls, electrical distribution system and an emergency generator.
  • Chilled Water piping, direct-buried and in trench.
  • Site work, including excavation, sheeting, shoring, retaining walls, concrete screen wall.

LocationBethesda, Maryland

ServicesConstruction Quality Management

MarketFederal Government

Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) CQMNational Institutes of Health