MODLOGIQ Fort Meade, Ann Arundel County, MD

Building 310 Renovations

Larson Design Group (LDG) provided architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering services for the modular building expansion of Building 310 at Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The project provided the design a modular addition to the second floor of an existing building to add capacity for a restroom and expanded server room functions. LDG worked with the modular fabricator to prepare the design and MEP modeling and drafting.

The addition design would expand the existing two-story building composed of a 28,740-square-foot first floor and 10,000-square-foot second floor. The building serves as an operations center with offices, conference rooms, classroom space, and support space for an anticipated staff load of 341 people. Building 310 increased the capacity of the second floor from 76 to 150 personnel. The staff increase required a server expansion to power up the additional workstations. The expansion plans also included increased availability of restrooms on the second floor. The addition design is for a modular unit that would be attached to the exterior of the existing LDG-designed modular building.

The MEP systems are all based on prior design to match the existing conditions. The mechanical design for the new server rooms is a system of in-row chilled water-cooling units that tie into the existing water system and a new exhaust fan for the restrooms. The existing first floor venting was extended to the new second story roof with piping.

LDG attended a design charette and conducted a field investigation to confirm that the existing conditions generally conformed to the as-built documents and to validate the design scope. Technical narratives were prepared for inclusion in the final report for architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing design. LDG provided input for the 35% concept design submission and assisted in responding to review comment. The 95% design calculations were prepared and included drawings and specifications for the design aspects for which LDG was responsible. LDG also prepared the electronic drawings, specifications, and sealed “issue for construction drawings” for the final design submission and IFC documents submission.