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Engineering Tomorrow

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Engineering Tomorrow
51 min2019 AUG 20
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Episode Description:

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory new building 201 will host cutting edge research paving the way to new technologies. CannonDesign solved complex engineering and architectural building design challenges to deliver this state of the art research facility. Tune in and see how these two organizations collaborated for a truly stunning and technologically advanced building critical to providing solutions to our nation’s most challenging research, engineering, and analytical problems.

Building Description:

260,000 gsf interdisciplinary research facility that will provide the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD) with flexible open laboratories, and core laboratories in a highly collaborative open workplace environment. REDD’s interdisciplinary programs include Multifunctional Materials and Nanostructures, Experimental and Computational Physics, Microelectronics and Microsystems, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Core Labs include THZ and Quantum Mechanics Optics Labs, MBE and MTS Labs, a Dry Lab, an Imaging Suite, NMR’s, and a Metal Shop. Also included are Open Labs for Biological and Health Sciences programs with flanking support labs for Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Analytical Instrumentation, and Sequencing Labs, as well as Virology, Tissue Culture, Environmental Chambers, Mass Specs, and Radioisotopes. The building has additional amenities including a large auditorium capable of hosting town hall type meetings and delivering presentations. The building is expected to be occupied early 2020.

Project Highlights:

260,000 gross square feet

IECC 2015, LEED Silver (Pending)

-167,000 CFM total 100% OA lab supply; lab AHU’s have fan arrays for partial redundancy

-200,000 CFM total building supply air; every AHU with energy recovery

-180,000 CFM total (150,000 CFM + 30,000 CFM) N+1 high plume laboratory exhaust fan array

- 225,000 CFM engineered smoke control system for the atrium.

- 18,000 MBH high efficiency condensing HHW plant with N+1 boiler not included in total

- 1,280 ton CHW plant with N+1 chiller not included in total

- Laboratory equipment process cooling system.