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

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

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences CHIRP Lab

Summer Consultants designed renovations to a DNA sequencing laboratory to address temperature swings within the lab. The research lab houses 12, highly sensitive DNA sequencing machines that require regular maintenance of temperature set points for proper calibration and to prevent damage. A new, redundant, direct expansion cooling system was designed to address the temperature concerns…. Read More

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Building 1 Utilities Study

Summer Consultants provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services to conduct a study of the utility infrastructure serving the 22-story, 257,225 SF medical, laboratory, and office building. The building was originally constructed in 1942 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of the study is to provide recommendations… Read More