NNMC Building 8

Client: National Naval Medical Center

Type: Design Bid Build
Location: Bethesda, MD
Completed: n/a
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This project is to complete the design for the Partial Hospitalization project which comprises approximately 6,510 net SF (approximately 8,300 GSF) in Building 8, 4th floor. The newly completed facility will incorporate many of the existing functions currently at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. This project is to design the most cost-effective solution to facilitate renovation for new space utilization. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides day treatment for veterans who are at risk to prevent the need for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

The existing interior architectural entities are to be completely demolished, leaving only the elevator hoist way and stairwells intact. An entirely new interior will be provided to suit needs of the NNMC and the Partial Hospitalization department, currently located at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. The exterior of the building, excluding windows are

Structurally, the mechanical equipment room on the third floor needs is being analyzed for expansion to permit the fourth floor to be maintained independently of the third floor where there is a current system providing service for both the third and fourth floor. The existing mechanical system provided from the third floor mechanical equipment room will be disconnected and demolished entirely to the utility connection and be replaced with a new system to be located in the expanded third floor mechanical equipment room, which will be expand either vertically or horizontally.

The plumbing and domestic hot water generation systems will be demolished and replaced with a new system with accessibility requirements and be provided in sufficient quantity and locations to meet current codes, design criteria, ADA requirements, and space programming requirements. The fire suppression system will be upgraded to a combination standpipe and sprinkler system be installing sprinkler protection throughout the renovated area. A new fire alarm and mass notification system will be provided to bring the alarm and notification provisions up to current Department of Defense and NAVFAC minimum requirements. The new system shall be tied into the existing campus loop for monitoring.

Sustainable strategies and features are being integrated into the design to minimize the energy consumption of the newly constructed space; conserve resources; minimize adverse effects to the environment; and improve occupant productively, health, and comfort to reduce the total cost of ownership of the space using a whole building, life-cycle approach.


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