LABS & RESEARCH
INTRODUCTION Experience, innovation, and technical expertise are qualities that clients should expect from engineering firms. Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) provides comprehensive engineering design and facility consulting services that consistently meet these expectations. Since its founding in 1968, SSR has become a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects for public and private clients across the United States and around the world. Whether new construction or modernizing existing spaces, we have the depth of experience required to respond to client needs. SSR professionals offer a full range of engineering system designs and consulting services required by today’s complex facilities. Our team focuses on providing system solutions that are operationally flexible, efficient, and sustainable. We are Smith Seckman Reid, and we’re in the business of providing solutions that last.
ENGINEERING SERVICES • Civil • Electrical • Environmental • Fire Protection • Instrumentation & Controls • Mechanical • Plumbing • Structural • Transportation COMMISSIONING SERVICES • Commissioning • Continuous Commissioning® • Building Enclosure • Sustainability Consulting • Energy Consulting TECHNOLOGY SERVICES • Healthcare IT Consulting • Low Voltage Consulting • Project Management
CORPORATE VALUES Our values are SSR’s foundation for building relationships that last. Our company values include: • Working Together • Assuring Trust • Improving Always • Living Fully • Raising the Bar
MEP SERVICES Scientists are collaborating on multidisciplinary research that has helped fuel the fields of nutrition, environment, medicine, technology, science, and engineering. Therefore, it is important that spaces offer flexibility of use to accommodate the wide spectrum of tasks required by research teams. Whether providing creature comforts or biosafety integrity, SSR professionals apply proven engineering practices to provide sustainable facilities that create new opportunities for scientific discovery. SSR has developed laboratory spaces for federal and state agencies, higher education, and private businesses. Our experience covers design in facilities that perform forensic, pharmaceutical, chemical, medical, and genetic research.
VANDERBILT CENTRALIZED VIVARIUM | NASHVILLE, TN
FORT LEWIS COLLEGE BERNDT HALL SCIENCE LAB | DURANGO, CO
MEMPHIS BIOWORKS VIVARIUM MEMPHIS, TN
Shortly after completion of the Institute of Imaging Science, a 55,000 SF, 6-story multi species vivarium expansion was added. The expansion houses four floors of animals, one floor of gross anatomy labs and offices, and a penthouse. Two floors of the expansion connect to an existing vivarium in an adjacent building to allow for sharing of support spaces. The Berndt Hall research laboratory, chemistry laboratory, and office addition included mechanical and electrical designs. All of the systems were designed for energy efficiency and indoor air quality. The 36,000 SF project was completed with a construction cost of $5 million.
The first phase of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation was a 25,000 SF vivarium expandable to 50,000 SF. The vivarium was designed for future expansion with the proposed research towers and will serve as the economic and research engine of the Bioworks Foundation and surrounding Memphis Medical Center.
MECHANICAL • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning • Plumbing & Medical Gas • Central Energy Plants • Cogeneration • Thermal Storage • System Master Planning ELECTRICAL • Power Distribution • Interior & Exterior Lighting • Power Factor Studies • Standby Power Facilities • Power Conditioning • Uninterruptible Power • Coordination Studies • Fault Analysis PLUMBING • Building Water Supply & Sewer • Medical Gas Systems • Water Use Audits & Management • Greywater & Rainwater Systems • Process Pure Water • Solar Water Heating
COMMISSIONING AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES For centuries research has provided creative solutions to issues that have shaped man and his environment. Today, scientists are increasingly collaborative in multi-disciplinary research that is producing advances in the fields of nutrition, environment, medicine, technology, material science, and engineering. Designing spaces for maximum flexibility of use is imperative to accommodate the wide spectrum of tasks required by research teams. Whether providing creature comforts or biosafety integrity, SSRCx’s professionals apply proven engineering practices to create sustainable facilities that enhance opportunities for scientific discovery. Two decades ago, SSR was one of the first firms to dedicate a group of professionals full-time to providing building commissioning services (SSRCx). Since that time SSRCx has become a leader among building commissioning service providers. Our commissioning services cover a broad range of owner needs. Members of SSRCx have the skill sets necessary to commission all building systems including enclosures, HVAC, electrical, life safety, fire protection, controls, and IT. In addition, SSRCx has a deep pool of sustainability specialists. LEED® facilitation, energy modeling, energy audits, net-zero energy buildings, water audits, retro-commissioning, and Continuous Commissioning® are consulting services that SSRCx provides to owners on a routine basis.
VUMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING IV | NASHVILLE, TN
VUMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING III | NASHVILLE, TN
CWRU ANIMAL RESOURCES CENTER | CLEVELAND, OH
BUILDING OPERATIONS SERVICES SSRCx’s professional staff is composed of engineers, construction managers, sustainability specialists, equipment installers, and field technicians that possess the skills necessary to assist owners in a variety of ways in regard to building system operations. • System start-up and controls • System Operation and Maintenance (O&M) trouble shooting • Energy efficiency and control system optimization • Air and water systems testing and balancing • Sound/noise level reduction • Measurement and Verification (M&V) • Monitoring and analyzing system operations through control system trending and data logging equipment • Vivariums
MARKET FOCUSED Our design, commissioning, and sustainability services have been honed over the past two decades to meet the intricate needs of owners who operate and maintain complex facilities. SSR is focused on research facilities where buildings must function at optimum levels in order to provide competitive advantages and cost savings to the end users. These research facility engineering challenges include: • Bio-safety containment • Laboratory gas systems • Wet labs • Dry labs • Laboratory support • Vivariums COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS DESIGN • Vision Casting • Communications System Design & Specification • Budget Planning • Peripheral Documentation PROJECT MANAGEMENT • Integration Management • Procurement Services • Budgeting • Technology Vendor Coordination • Contractor Liaison • Peer Reviews • Construction Management
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY EDWARD A. DOISY RESEARCH CENTER ST. LOUIS, MO
FEATURED PROJECTS COOL SPRINGS LIFE SCIENCE CENTER FRANKLIN, TN
Founded by local life sciences entrepreneurs and Noblegene Development, LLC, the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center (CSLSC) is a three building, 15-acre campus committed to providing a world class bioscience business environment that benefits tenant companies and the biotech community. SSR provided the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical design services for Building C, a new 3-story research and development building operated by BioMimetics Therapeutics. The facility functions as product testing and production lab for the companyâ€™s bone-graft products. The design applied state-of-the-art innovative systems and concepts to maximize energy efficiency as well as flexibility for reconfiguration of laboratory space. One floor of the building houses clean labs for the production of synthetic bone development products. Another floor houses incubation labs for product research and development. The remaining floor was developed as a sub-lease laboratory space for specific academic research programs in need of such facilities, later leased by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The space was designed for use as a drug discovery lab. Related systems included over 40 additional combination sash fume hoods with sash sensors and motion sensors for the most efficient safe functioning possible. A CFD wind study was completed as part of the project as the facility owners/operators were cautious about potential exhaust plume migration toward neighboring schools. MEP infrastructure systems included standby cooling and heating equipment, emergency power systems, flywheel UPS systems, over 50 variable exhaust volume fume hoods, glass-lined acid waste piping, etc. Building A, corporate headquarters for BioMimetics Therapeutics, was also designed by SSR. Services provided for this 32,000 SF included mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. The facility operates as research, administrative, and manufacturing space.
TBI REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED FACILITY | KNOXVILLE, TN
ORNL LAB FOR ADVANCED GENOMICS | OAK RIDGE, TN
MARS PETCARE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT HEADQUARTERS THOMPSONâ€™S STATION, TN
SSR provided mechanical, plumbing, electrical, technology, and LEEDÂŽ commissioning services for a new state-of-the-art research and development campus as part of a two-phase design and construction project. The first phase is comprised of three buildings that provide animal testing, research, housing, and product development. The fourth building included office and customer interface spaces. Shared support services including central tele/data, kitchen, conference rooms, and MEP central distribution rooms were also included. The two remaining buildings yet to be constructed will house the corporate headquarter offices. The Pet Health and Nutrition Center (PHNC) houses over 100 dogs and 150 cats, along with the veterinary and support spaces necessary for monitoring and managing the health and well-being of these animals in a comfortable and humane manner. The Innovation Center (IC) houses both wet and dry laboratories utilized for new product development, nutritional content testing of food, and quality control for animal food products. The Product Development Center (PDC) includes a small factory which serves as a pilot plant environment to test and evaluate the production methods for individual products. Test samples from this production facility are then analyzed at the Innovation Center as part of the overall development process. This modern innovative facility was designed with sustainability in mind and each of the buildings, as well as the campus as a whole, anticipates a LEED certification of either Silver or Gold. State-of-the-art technology was applied for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure systems designed by SSR.
U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY LABORATORY | DALLAS, TX
STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION LABORATORY | RALEIGH, NC
CHICAGO DALLAS DENVER HOUSTON MEMPHIS NASHVILLE ORLANDO SARASOTA TAMPA
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