When the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) decided to develop on a new site with multiple facilities, SSOE was enlisted to lead design efforts for all Mechanical, Electrical, Pluming (MEP) and structural systems. With a large multidisciplined team in place and innovative use of 3D BIM design, SSOE proved to be an integral engineering services provider.
Mandated by Kansas City’s Responsive Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Sourcing (KCRIMS) transformation plan, the project was implemented to protect some of the nation’s most premier security assets. The new complex will incorporate five buildings, featuring manufacturing spaces, laboratories, office spaces, and warehouses. SSOE led all MEP and structural design efforts for the campus buildings and provided structural and MEP design for a central utility plant, which included a chilled water system, cooling tower system, hot water boiler system, and a compressed air system. SSOE’s scope also included electrical design of medium and low voltage power, lighting, auxiliary, grounding, and out building systems.
The new campus, which manufactures non-nuclear mechanical, electronic and engineered materials for national defense systems, was developed to replace outdated facilities. SSOE’s efforts enabled the client to upgrade from an outdated complex into a 21st century Nuclear Security Enterprise.
SSOE followed sustainable design principles in an effort to reduce environmental waste, maintenance and energy costs. The efforts from the design team and their consultants will result in saving the client more than $100 million each year and qualified the project for LEED® Gold certification.