Several major projects will be supported with Recovery Act funds:
John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center Phase II (PNRCII) ($266 million) – This project will complete the consolidation of researchers from 10 Institutes and multiple disciplines comprising most of the neuroscience research community at the NIH into one facility. The Center will support bench-to-bedside research by basic and clinical neuroscientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists under one roof.
Building 10 F Wing Renovations ($134 million) - Building 10, NIH’s original Clinical Research hospital was completed in 1955 and the oldest wings are no longer capable of supporting biomedical research and training without extensive renovation. The conversion of F Wing, Phases B1-B2, Floors 6-13 from hospital to laboratory space will support translational research for 9 of the 12 ICs that have Clinical Research programs in the new Clinical Research Center and that strive for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified status.
Build-Out of Building 3 ($21 million) - The build-out of Building 3 will transform an unused, vacant building into useable space able to provide office space for Scientific Directors and their administrative staff. Building 3 provides the best location given its close proximity to the clinical/research program which is largely located in Building 10, the Clinical Research Center, and surrounding buildings. Use of existing facilities is also environmentally sensitive and conserves energy. Studies showed that Building 3 could not be reoccupied as laboratory space, but could effectively be repurposed as office space– thus avoiding its demolition and the associated destruction of valuable building material with historical preservation status and the energy and resources required to erect the building.
Conversion of Building 7 ($7 million) - This project at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana will convert former mechanical space that is no longer used to laboratories providing critical additional space for National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID) research program. Currently, in order to protect building systems, the unoccupied space is heated during the winter. Renovations with this project will enhance productivity by allowing research personnel to operate in close proximity to each other and existing animal facilities. Operational energy efficiency will also be increased since heated space is used.
Other R&I Projects ($72 million) - A variety of smaller projects are aimed at improving the reliability and condition of NIH facilities such as:
Repair and Improvement (R&I) Projects
- Rehabilitate Electrical Vaults (Amount: $50,000,000)
- Improve Building 12 Center for Information Technology Electrical Reliability (Amount: $8,730,000)
- Repair Tube Nest & Condensate Lines, Bldg. 10 (Amount: $110,000)
- Building 10 Repair Laboratory Pathology HVAC (Amount: $3,000,000)
- Correct Cell Processing Area Deficiencies (Amount: $670,000)
- Provide Structural Steel to Support MRI, Bldg. 10 (Amount: $450,000)
- Barrier, Door and Security Repairs to Main JCAA Accreditation (Amount: $2,500,000)
- Renovate Building 16A (Amount: $1,110,000)
- Building 31 Emergency Generator for Life Safety Systems (Amount: $2,500,000)
- Repair ACRF East Bldg. Fin Tube System (Amount: $1,500,000)
- Repairs to Mechanical Systems in Bldgs 1, 8, 8A, 31 and 45 (Amount: $610,000)
- Install Dedicated Electrical Feeder to RML (Amount: $820,000)