Research and Technology Sector
NASA Langley Research Center Building 1215 Boiler # 3 Replacement
Old Dominion Insulation provided mechanical insulation services for steam, condensate, feedwater and water piping and related equipment on the 8,000-square-foot boiler replacement project.
ODI fabricated and installed portable pad insulation at flanges, flanged valves and steam and mud drum heads. These systems were released the same day the boiler was started. These systems were insulated hot.
The mechanical insulation scope of work included tie-ins to existing services, most of which were hot. ODI provided temporary pipe insulation for hot systems that were required to be returned to service to prevent hazards and significant energy loss.
Completed in 2014, the project finished on time with zero injuries. Old Dominion Insulation contracted with R. S. Harritan Co, Inc. to perform the work. Jacobs Technologies, Inc. / ROME was the general contractor.
FDA Laboratory Buildings 71 and 75
Silver Spring, MD
Old Dominion Insulation provided mechanical and plumbing insulation services for the construction of two laboratory buildings totaling 533,890 square feet which is part of a master plan to consolidate the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) laboratory and office facilities on their White Oak campus.
The six-story facility is divided into two wings connected by an open atrium with glass and metal panels. The atrium houses a security office, a reception area, conference center and coffee bar. The building also includes office space with typical floors featuring raised-access flooring to accommodate a unique under-floor air distribution system.
Sustainable design features include increased natural lighting, sun shades, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a raised-floor pressurized plenum ventilation system. The energy for the building is supplied by an on-site central utility plant.
Completed in 2014, the project finished on time with zero injuries. Old Dominion Insulation contracted with W.E. Bowers to perform the work. Clark Construction was the general contractor.