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Smithsonian Institution Patent Office Building. Rob Leicht Construction Management. Project Background Courtyard Structure Mechanical System Research Into LEED for Museums Conclusions. Topics. Background. Courtyard Structure. Mechanical System. LEED for Museums. Conclusions.

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Smithsonian institution patent office building

Smithsonian Institution Patent Office Building

Rob Leicht

Construction Management


Smithsonian institution patent office building

  • Project Background

  • Courtyard Structure

  • Mechanical System

  • Research Into LEED for Museums

  • Conclusions

Topics

Background

Courtyard Structure

Mechanical System

LEED for Museums

Conclusions


Smithsonian institution patent office building

Building Background

  • Construction Began 1836

  • 3rd Oldest Federal Building in Washington, DC

  • Built in Phases

  • Various Uses

    • Barracks

    • Infirmary

    • Patent Office

  • Historical Events

    • Walt Whitman

    • Clara Barton

    • Abraham Lincoln

Background

Courtyard Structure

Mechanical System

LEED for Museums

Conclusions


Smithsonian institution patent office building

Project Background

  • Museum Closed mid 1990’s

  • Two previous contracts

    • Abatement/Demolition

    • Shell

  • Current Contract

    • Renovate Interior

    • New MEP Systems

  • Project Team

    • Hensel Phelps - GC

    • Hartman-Cox - Architect

    • Thorton, Tomasetti, Cutts – Structural

    • URS – MEP Design

Background

Courtyard Structure

Mechanical System

LEED for Museums

Conclusions


Smithsonian institution patent office building

Courtyard Structure

  • Issue: Mix of structural systems

Background

Courtyard Structure

Mechanical System

LEED for Museums

Conclusions


Smithsonian institution patent office building

Courtyard Structure

  • Procedure:

    • Review Possible Systems

    • Narrow Options

    • Rough Calculations

    • Pick Best Option

    • Use RAM program to design

    • Cost & Schedule Analysis

Background

Courtyard Structure

Mechanical System

LEED for Museums

Conclusions


Smithsonian institution patent office building

Courtyard Structure

  • Courtyard Enclosure:

Background

Courtyard Structure

Mechanical System

LEED for Museums

Conclusions


Smithsonian institution patent office building

Courtyard Structure

Conclusion:

  • Use Structural Steel with Slab on Metal Deck

Background

  • Significant Time Savings

  • Improves Accessibility to the Space

  • Simpler to Construct

  • More Sustainable

  • Slight Increase in Cost

  • Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    Mechanical System

    Issue:

    • Results:

    • Costs

    • Schedule

    • Energy

    • Sustainability

    • IAQ

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    Mechanical System

    • Procedure:

      • Assumptions – Section of Bldg

      • Define Loads for the Space

      • Outdoor Air Requirements

      • Fan Powered Induction Units

      • Duct Sizing

      • Estimate Changes

      • Cost & Schedule Analysis

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    Mechanical System

    • Conclusion:

      • Significant Cost Savings

      • Significant Schedule Recovery

      • Improved Indoor Air Quality

      • Energy Efficiency

      • Sustainability

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    LEED for Museums

    Issue:

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    LEED for Museums

    • Interview Results:

      • Importance of Architecture

      • Combination of Spaces

      • Unique Design Requirements

      • “Bandwagon”

      • Publicity

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    LEED for Museums

    Point Analysis:

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    LEED for Museums

    Point Analysis:

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    LEED for Museums

    Comparison to POB:

    Median

    Average

    POB

    Background

    Site

    Water

    E & A

    Materials

    IAQ

    9

    4

    8

    6

    9

    8.4

    4

    7.6

    6.6

    9.7

    8

    5

    11

    6

    9

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusion:

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    Conclusion

    Summary:

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    Conclusion

    • Acknowledgements:

      • Fiancee & Family

      • Hensel Phelps

      • Smithsonian Institution

      • AE Faculty, Notably:

        • Dr. Messner

        • Dr. Riley

        • Dr. Horman

        • Dr. Mumma

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


    Smithsonian institution patent office building

    Questions ?

    Background

    Courtyard Structure

    Mechanical System

    LEED for Museums

    Conclusions


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