In 2016 DMS provided the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda Maryland campus with cost estimation services for the renovation of the world’s largest clinical research hospital, Building 10.

The project

Consisting of renovation of approximately 250,000 gross square feet of former patient care and laboratory areas on floors B2 through 13 of the 15 story-high building, the space was to become highly specialized laboratories, laboratory support spaces, laboratory offices and teaching facilities.

Notably, the renovation also included relocation of the Clinical Center’s Division of Transfusion Medicine as well as construction of a new Current Good Manufacturing Practice laboratory in full compliance with the Food and Drug Administration guidelines and requirements for operational certification.

New mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, new supply/exhaust fans and mechanical equipment rooms on several floors, new vertical building and laboratory service distribution risers, fire protection and addressable fire alarm systems, as well as fully automated building controls and specialized laboratory equipment controls and monitoring systems, were also included in the renovation.

In all, the project was set to provide any building infrastructure systems required to support the full operation and function of the new use and design, including installation and operation of new emergency generators and generator housing.

Implementation of the renovation

The E-Wing implementation plan was to renovate the E-Wing as a single-phase project. The work was set to commence with full interior demolition of existing, non structural walls, finishes, and utilities, followed by mass demolition, and finishing with the renovation itself.

Construction costs

The estimated contract had an aggregate value of $180 million.