As part of Henry Adams’s direct IDIQ contract with NIH, TCT provided cost estimating services for a 95% draft submission and final submission. Located on 513 acres, the National Institutes of Health, Animal Center consists of various animal research and holding facilities, a water tower, central heating & cooling plant, and a waste water treatment plant. The NIHAC campus has approximately 37 temporary and permanent buildings, a sanitary sewer collection system, and an activated waste water treatment plant and recycle water distribution system. The waste water treatment plant is made up of preliminary, primary, secondary, solid handling and tertiary treatment systems, with two shallow lagoons. The WWTP has the ability to treat approximately 100,000 to 125,000 gallons of waste per day. NIHAC utilizes recycled water from the WWTP for washing down animal pens, cooling tower water, etc.
The scope of work included an assessment which provided process flow diagrams and narrative of operations, solid loading diagrams, evaluations and reports on the conditions and performances of the sanitary sewer collection system. This assessment included drawings and recommendations of methods for resolving and improving operational issues and upgrade systems.