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New Building Is Looking Up
Construction of New Town Phase II is well underway, with work on the building's outer shell and roof to begin soon. Called the Integrated Engineering Services Building, the 137,000-square-foot structure is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2014.

Integrated Engineering Services Building

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A worker powers himself up a lift at the Phase II construction site this week. Credit: NASA/Franklin Fitzgerald

The facility will include engineering collaboration areas, conferencing and training rooms, food service functions, and Research and Engineering Directorate offices.

It is among a series of buildings planned in an initiative to revitalize Langley's infrastructure. Four buildings – 1149, 1151, 1152 and 1153 – were demolished to make way for Phase II construction.

Green Construction

The buildings will feature numerous features that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

The Phase I building – a 79,000-square-foot structure serving as Langley's headquarters – achieved "platinum" status in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scale.

The LEED standard is an internationally recognized method of evaluating "green" building technology that has evolved since its 1998 inception. New U.S. government buildings are required to have at least a "silver" status. The Phase II building is expected to be a LEED “gold” certified facility.

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., based in Baltimore, built the first building and is building the second.

Upon completion of the Integrated Engineering Services Building, an additional four buildings will be demolished in preparation for New Town Phase III – the Measurement Services Lab, a state-of-the-art laser/lidar and electromagnetics lab.

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By: Michael Finneran

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