MSU - Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
This cost plus GMP project consisted of a 229,790 sq ft, multi-level, Nuclear Physics Lab in the heart of the Michigan State’s campus. Dee Cramer was contracted to assist in value engineering the project. We worked with SmithGroupJJR and Barton Malow and achieved an incredible $2,389,810 (22.6% value in v/e) from the original $10,569,000 GMP. The accelerator buildings HVAC was supplied by multiple Air Handling Units supply, constant volume, overhead distribution systems. The rare isotope production area’s HVAC is provided from primary and secondary air handling unit located in two mechanical rooms, air distribution is through two high pressure system, which also maintain space pressurization requirements. In addition to the multiple HVAC systems, FRIB also has six (6) specialty exhaust systems used to maintain pressurization and exhaust requirement with in the isotope production area.
Dee Cramer was contracted to perform the Sheet Metal HVAC trade package and perform the role as the LEAD Coordinator for Building Information Modeling and 3D MEP Coordination.