Southern Research Institute

Due to a series of unfortunate coincidences, including a 100-year rain, one-third of the Southern Research Institute’s Frederick, MD facility’s roof collapsed, destroying and flooding the mechanical equipment room and A/BSL-3 labs. Summer Consultants provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for the restoration and repair of the damaged lab space and mechanical room. The spaces… Read More

DLA McNamara Headquarters Complex HVAC Renovations

As a follow-on design to an HVAC and energy study of the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Summer Consultants designed upgrades to the HVAC systems serving the 1.12 million SF office building. Three 500-ton chillers were replaced with 700-ton chillers and and existing 300-ton chiller was modified to improve performance. New variable frequency drives were installed on… Read More

Northern Virginia Community College CS Schuler Science Laboratory Building

Summer Consultants provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for the renovation and expansion of a 50,000 SF two-level science classroom facility into a 60,000 SF state-of-the-art wet laboratory building with 25 fume hoods. Features of the project included the relocation of several laboratories, expansion of the Physical Science and other laboratories, and a new… Read More

Social Security Administration National Computing Center AHU Replacement

The four air handling units (SHUs) serving the printing/mail and warehouse facilities were original to the building and had reached the end of their useful lives. Summer Consultants led a multi-discipline team to complete the HVAC system renovation. The AHUs, associate return fans and piping were replaced in kind with four new units totaling 50,000… Read More

National Institute of Standards and Technology Building 235 A-E Wings

Building 235 houses the NIST Center for Neutron Research and includes a working 20MW research nuclear reactor and reactor support spaces. Summer Consultants replaced all air moving equipment which had not been replaced in the past few years including a new air handling unit, five air conditioning units, seven heating and ventilating units and over… Read More