On September 30, 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded the Hensel Phelps/ZGF design-build team the Building 245 Radiological Research Laboratory Modernization Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.
NIST develops, maintains and disseminates the measurement standards for electromagnetic radiation and radioactivity in the United States. Completed in 1964, Building 245 was the first research facility built on the NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus. Purpose-built to accommodate the nation’s radiation physics research, this is a highly specialized facility with concrete-shielded walls nearly 10 feet thick and large subterranean program areas located in basement and sub-basement levels.
The base contract is an addition to the existing facility. The five-year contract will consist of the base contract and task orders to renovate the existing building.