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SES102 - NIH Center for Alzheimer's Research and Speed to Open

‐ Jan 29, 2024 2:45pm

The National Institute of Health (NIH) had an imminent need to support the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and its Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) research. This approximate $34M project was built to NIH Design Requirement Manual (DRM) guidelines. The speed to open was driven by research need but there was no space available on the Bethesda, MD campus to accommodate. Due to the urgent need for Alzheimer's and related dementias research, the design-build team executed and delivered on a prescribed modular design. Deciding to construct this innovative, state-of-the-art facility with pre-manufactured modular units allowed the project to be designed and delivered on-time and on-budget, in under two years. Individual modular units were manufactured in a factory in Leesburg, Florida and shipped to Bethesda for on-site installation. Once assembled, final interior finishes, exterior cladding, and MEP systems were installed on site. The completed, award-winning facility is made up of 65 modular units and includes 12,000 SF of laboratory space and 9,000 SF of supporting office space.