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ENGINEERING | TECHNOLOGY + EQUIPMENT PLANNING COMMISSIONING | SUSTAINABILITY | BUILDING ENCLOSURE
ENGINEERING | TECHNOLOGY + EQUIPMENT PLANNING COMMISSIONING | SUSTAINABILITY | BUILDING ENCLOSURE
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. 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.
covers design in facilities that perform forensic, pharmaceutical, chemical, medical, and genetic research.
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
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.
WE ARE SMITH SECKMAN REID, AND WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL CLIENT EXPERIENCES.
SSR OFFICE LOCATION
ADDITIONAL FIRM RESOURCES
Building Enclosure Commissioning
Facility Condition Assessments & Investigations
Design & Design Consulting
Site Planning & Development
Grading & Drainage
Erosion & Sediment Control
Surveying & Mapping
Total Building Commissioning
COMPLIANCE AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT
Continuous Compliance Readiness
Environment of Care Reviews
Day 2 Compliance
Facility Management Consulting
CONTROLS AND INTEGRATION
Machine Control & Guarding
Interior & Exterior Lighting
Standby Power Facilities
Water Treatment & Distribution
Wastewater Treatment & Collection
Integrated Water Planning
Wet & Dry Sprinkler Systems
Clean Agent Systems
System Design & Implementation
Infrastructure Mapping & Asset Management
Mobile & Web-based Geospatial Solutions
Central Energy Plants
Building Automation Systems
Campus Distribution Systems
High Performance HVAC
Building Water Supply & Sewer
Water Use Audits & Management
Greywater & Rainwater Systems
Process Pure Water
Solar Water Heating
Foundations, Deep & Shallow
Reinforced, Pre-Stressed, & PostTensioned Concrete
Seismic Evaluations & Retrofit
Green Building Certification
Building Performance Consulting
TECHNOLOGY + EQUIPMENT
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Communication Systems Design
Roadways & Bridges
Roadway Planning & Safety
Intelligent Transportation Systems
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NeoGenomics is a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, and, in 2019, began the process of designing and building a leading-edge cancer diagnostic testing facility and new global business headquarters. SSR led the project team’s high performance design efforts to integrate criteria for efficient energy and water systems, quality lighting, and a comfortable indoor environment. SSR provided consulting and documentation for the credits within the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines to contribute towards NeoGenomics’ LEED certification goal.
The 150,000 SF lab and headquarters facility incorporates innovative technology to deliver comprehensive oncology testing for physicians and their patients. The two-story lab building provides 50,000 SF of wet lab and 25,000 SF of dry lab, including molecular, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, FISH, anatomic pathology, pharma, and accessioning. The three-story office building includes full commercial kitchen, dining, c-suite offices, board rooms, conference and teaming spaces, training rooms, open work areas, private offices, and mother’s rooms.FT. MYERS, FL
THOMPSON STATION, TN
SSR provided mechanical, plumbing, electrical, technology, and LEED® commissioning services for a new state-of-the-art research and development campus for Mars Petcare. The campus is comprised of three buildings that provide animal testing, research, housing, and product development. The fourth building includes office and customer interface spaces. Shared support services including central tele/data, kitchen, conference rooms, and MEP central distribution rooms were also included.
• 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 their health and well-being
• 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
• 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
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children, is building a new, 560,000 SF research tower on their campus to house additional research laboratory/vivarium space to support current and future research demand. The tower’s programming includes the lab, vivarium, and administrative areas, as well as supplemental support spaces.
SSR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for the tower. Included in our scope of work was a design-assist energy model that helped the project team in maximizing the energy efficiency of the building and guided cost effective decision making.
The design of the tower was completed in 2018 and construction was completed in 2022.
The single-story regional headquarters for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was designed to allow for future expansion and houses state-of-the-art forensic laboratories and related facilities for drug chemistry analysis, DNA and serology, toxicology, and breath-alcohol testing, as well as field investigation units.
SSR provided the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology systems design including the security infrastructure.
This regional forensic and research laboratory for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is one of seven nation-wide regional laboratories. The three-story building houses 39 forensic and research labs using high plume exhaust system, variable volume supply and exhaust, venturi-valve pressurization control, integrated hood controls, and stand alone redundant mechanical systems.
SSR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology services on this project.
The first phase of the planned Memphis Bioworks Foundation is a 25,000 SF vivarium expandable to 50,000 SF in the basement of the future building. This facility will serve the future needs of the proposed four research tower in the master plan. The vivarium is located under a “Green Roof” plaza deck which in future phases will be a second floor connection between the future research towers. The entire facility is on track to receive LEED Certification for Laboratories.
Vanderbilt University added a six-story, 55,000 SF multi-species vivarium expansion to the Institute of Imaging Sciences. 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 the existing support spaces. The imaging center and shared support in the adjacent building remained operational while the vivarium was under construction.
Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery & Engineering (VISE) is a collaboration of engineering professors, physicians, and students in engineering and medicine who impact healthcare and surgical innovation through engineering. The 7,000 SF suite includes a mock operating room and large work space for research and testing.
In renovating the space to prepare for VISE, SSR designed a chilled beam HVAC system; replaced AHUs, chilled water pumps, and exhaust fans; installed a new hot water conversion system and electrical panels; and relocated domestic water, waste, and vent risers.
The technology scope of work included structured cabling, network and telephone system hardware, public address/music system, intercom, security, surveillance, personnel and asset tracking, MATV/SATV, time clocks, and master clock.
OAK RIDGE, TN
This facility consisted of a new genetics laboratory, including BSL 2 and 3 labs and extensive vivarium. This “mouse house” replaced an older vivarium and features individually ventilated cage racks, an automated watering system, and automated bedding disposal. The facility accommodates a new colony of transgenic mice that could reach 60,000 within a few years. The “cleaned up” colony and new facility made it easier for Oak Ridge National Laboratory to share mice and research projects with other institutions.
SSR provided services for the mechanical and electrical design of a new research and teaching chemistry laboratory and office addition to the existing Berndt Hall. Mechanical design included a new chiller plant, boiler plant, fume hood, and laboratory exhaust systems, makeup air system, and heat recovery system. Electrically, the design included a new primary transformer, manhole, and modifications to the campus primary power loop. The lighting design is state-of-the-art in energy efficiency with the application of daylighting.
The 350,000 SF interdivisional research building combines Biology, Molecular Biology, and Medical Research. The building provides a programmatic link between Arts & Sciences at the Stevenson Science Center and the Medical Center. It fosters collaborative research for the first time in the areas of Genetics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, and Biophysical Science. The new and renovated portions of the project function as one research community, linked by the sunlit, nine-story atrium.
The Animal Resources Center is a restricted access area located in the basement of the Biomedical Research Building in the School of Medicine. The 83,000 SF facility underwent major renovation and modernization in 2007 and required multi-phased construction to maintain facility operation throughout the project.
Case Western Reserve University utilized SSRCx to provide commissioning for various mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, and lab-related systems and equipment involved in the project.
SSRCx provided commissioning services for this modern glass and steel building that houses 80 highly secure, state-of-the-art research labs, and is central to the Saint Louis Medical Center. Researchers in five areas including cancer and molecular biology, liver and cardiovascular disease, neurosciences, and aging and vaccine development, conduct their work in an open floor plan allowing for collaboration. The building lies at the eastern edge of the Center of Research Technology and Entrepreneurial Exchange (CORTEX), a life sciences industry corridor.ST.