Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Building 26
The University’s Building 26 is a new, 3-story plus penthouse, training, research and development facility of 76,000 SF. The interior is divided into five high tech learning and simulation areas. Each area is a center for developing and evaluating new systems. Suites of equipment are typical to provide sources of data, live and interactive, consisting of display stations, virtual reality equipment and electronic presentation systems; computer labs; demonstration rooms with seating for 50 participants and 50 observers; and, radar chambers to accommodate high frequencies. This sophisticated building required expertise in electro-magnetic shielding for information systems, humidity levels pertinent to large computer areas, and HVAC systems. This high tech building with 32,000 SF curtain wall and eight-inch flat plate slab was in use in 28 months.
Building Systems Design Included Classrooms, Meeting Rooms, Central Computer Rooms, Electronic Labs and: HVAC and Direct Digital Controls; Plumbing; Fire Protection: Sprinkler and Standpipe, Microprocessor Alarm System; New Electrical Service, Switchgear, Transformer; Energy Efficient lighting; Sound System and Data System; and Video Display system.
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