NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


                           CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES


                           FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES


                                     SUMMARY


                        REHABILITATION AND MODIFICATION



Summary of Project Amounts by Location:                           Amount


  Ames Research Center.......................................  $3,740,000	
	
  Dryden Flight Research Center..............................     900,000	

  Goddard Space Flight Center................................   2,920,000	

  Jet Propulsion Laboratory..................................   3,000,000	

  Johnson Space Center.......................................   3,250,000	

  Kennedy Space Center.......................................   3,160,000	

  Langley Research Center....................................   3,360,000	

  Lewis Research Center......................................   3,260,000	

  Marshall Space Flight Center...............................   3,580,000	
	
  Michoud Assembly Facility..................................   1,350,000	
	
  Stennis Space Center.......................................   2,400,000	
	
  Wallops Flight Facility....................................     890,000	

  Various Locations..........................................   2,710,000	

  Miscellaneous Projects Not in Excess of $250,000 Each......	  480,000	

        Total................................................ $35,000,000 


                        CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES


                        FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES

                                                                                                                  

PROJECT TITLE:  Rehabilitation and Modification of Facilities,
                Not in Excess of $1,500,000 Per Project                                                     


INSTALLATION:   Various Locations                                                                           

                                                               FY 1996 Estimate:  $35,000,000                            
                                                                                                                  

                FY 1994:  $36,000,000                          FY 1995:  $30,000,000
                                                                                                                  

COGNIZANT INSTALLATIONS/LOCATIONS OF PROJECT:  Various Locations


COGNIZANT HEADQUARTERS OFFICE:  Office of Management Systems and Facilities


SUMMARY PURPOSE AND SCOPE:


These resources will provide for the rehabilitation and modification of facilities at NASA 
field Installations and Government-owned facilities at industrial plants and universities 
supporting NASA activities.  Included in this request are those facility rehabilitation and 
modification needs for FY 1996 that have been fully identified at the time of the submission 
of these estimates and are estimated not to exceed $1.5 million per project.  The purpose of 
this program may include some restoration of current functional capability but also includes 
enhancement of the condition of a facility so that it can more effectively accomplish its 
designated purpose or increase its functional capability.

PROJECT JUSTIFICATION: The NASA physical plant has a capital investment of $5.5 billion and has a current replacement value of more than $15 billion. A continuing program of rehabilitation and modification of these facilities is required to accomplish the following: a. Protect the capital investment in these facilities by minimizing the cumulative effects of wear and deterioration. b. Ensure that these facilities are continuously available and that they operate at peak efficiency. c. Improve the capabilities and usefulness of these facilities and thereby mitigate the effects of obsolescence. d. Provide a better and safer environment for all personnel. This program includes only facility rehabilitation and modification work having an estimated cost not in excess of $1.5 million. The work is of such a nature and magnitude that it cannot be accomplished by routine day-to-day facility maintenance or by related routine facility work efforts. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Proposed rehabilitation and modification projects for FY 1996 totaling $35 million are described under PROJECT COST ESTIMATE. The total program of $35 million has been distilled from requests of $58 million and represents only a modest request in relation to the backlog of this type of work. Based on relative urgency and expected return on investment, the projects that comprise this request are the highest priority requirements. Deferral of this mission-essential work would adversely affect the availability of critical facilities, program schedules, and energy-conservation objectives. Projects estimated to cost not in excess of $250,000 have not been described individually or identified by center. The total request for this category is $480,000. During the course of the year, some rearrangement of priorities may be necessary. This may force a change in some of the items to be accomplished. Any such change will be accomplished within available resources. The following broad categories of work are described further in the PROJECT COST ESTIMATE: a. Utility Systems $5,715,000 b. Fire Detection/Protection Systems 4,505,000 c. General Purpose Buildings 7,655,000 d. Technical Buildings/Structures 17,125,000 PROJECT COST ESTIMATE: A. Ames Research Center (ARC)........................................ $3,740,000 1. Rehabilitation and Modification of the Bioscience Lab HVAC System (N236).......................................... 390,000 This project includes removal and replacement of two main and one backup chilled water plants in the Bioscience Laboratory. It includes system controls, mechanical room chilled water piping, and pumps. Temperature control is critical in this building, which houses research animals and laboratories. The equipment is at the end of its useful life and in poor condition. Replacement parts cannot be obtained and the required temperatures cannot be consistently maintained. 2. Rehabilitation and Modification of Fire Suppression System, Flight Guidance and Simulation Laboratory (N243)................. 630,000 This project will install a new wet pipe automatic sprinkler system in the Flight Guidance and Simulation Laboratory. Exit corridors will be reconfigured to meet safety egress requirements. Work includes sprinklers, flow alarms, associated piping, and corridor modifications. This building contains 10,000 square meters of unsprinklered offices, computer rooms, and test laboratories. The existing fire alarm system is not audible in all areas. Completion of this project will protect occupants from fire-related injury and will protect the facility against destruction due to fire. 3. Rehabilitate Physical Science Research Laboratory for Seismic Safety (N230)........................................ 260,000 This project provides for lateral structural reinforcement of the south window wall and for strengthening of the roof diaphragm of the Physical Science Research Laboratory. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Ames Research Center began studies to evaluate the seismic resistance of center buildings. These studies show that this facility does not meet minimum seismic safety standards. The occupants of the facility are endangered because the building shear walls are not adequately braced in the lateral direction. This structural defect will be corrected in this project. 4. Restore Flow Control in Arc Jet Laboratory (N-238)............... 900,000 This project will replace air and argon flow control systems for the Panel Test Facility (PTF) and the Interactive Heating Facility (IHF) in the Arc Jet Laboratory. The existing systems have been in operation since the early 1970’s. Critical parameters, such as energy enthalpy, are unobtainable with the obsolete control systems. Replacement parts are no longer available. Principal investigators have been unable to obtain critically needed flow data required for energy balance measurements due to equipment failure and inaccurate instrumentation. This project will increase flow measurement accuracy and decrease downtime. 5. Modify Steam System, Moffett Field ............................... 860,000 This project provides for installation of individual boilers in Buildings 14, 16, 19, and 45 to replace the existing central steam heating system. The existing system was built in 1945, requires frequent repairs, and must be monitored 24 hours/day. Due to the high operational cost, it is more cost-effective to replace the existing system with individual units than to replace it in kind. 6. Rehabilitation and Modification of Experiment Support Facilities (N239A)......................................... 700,000 This project will rehabilitate and modify the Experiment Support Facilities in the south central portion of the Life Sciences Research Laboratory High Bay. Existing research areas will be consolidated and the Four-Foot centrifuge will be relocated. The consolidation and relocation of the experimental support facilities proposed in this project improve efficiency, expand the capability of ongoing programs, and enable new research approaches with both animal and human subjects. B. Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)................................ $900,000 1. Rehabilitation and Modification of Fire Alarm System.............. 900,000 This project includes replacement of 175 field sensors, replacement/installation of Fire Alarm Control Panels in approximately 20 buildings, replacement of the Central Reporting System at Security Post #1, and other rehabilitation as necessary to comply with NASA and NFPA fire and life safety codes. The existing fire alarm system is uncoordinated and unreliable. It is a hodgepodge of systems, some antiquated and no longer supported by their manufacturer, and some are incompatible with the buildings’ present uses. The increasing frequency of false alarms and the difficulty of troubleshooting and maintenance makes rehabilitation and modification imperative. C. Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).................................$2,920,000 1. Rehabilitation of Utility Control System......................... 850,000 This project will replace obsolete portions of the existing Utility Control System (UCS) for Buildings 23 and 25 with a state-of-the-art Direct Digital Control UCS System. Pneumatic automatic temperature controls and sensors will be replaced with new digital systems to provide reliable inputs and independent local control of air conditioning systems. This project is critical to providing effective energy conservation. The existing obsolete UCS is primarily a monitoring system and has incurred numerous operational problems such as software failures and inaccurate sensor inputs. The new digital system will provide for an efficient, reliable, and maintainable air conditioning control system. 2. Modification of Fire Detection Systems, Various Buildings......... 400,000 This project provides for the modification and upgrade to the existing fire detection systems in Buildings 4, 11, 12, 20, 22, 24, 27, 28, Area 200, and Area 300. The upgraded systems will include the fire alarm control panel, annunciator panels, fire detectors, manual stations, alarms, and all wire and conduit. A master control console will be installed in Building 24 for the fire alarm systems. The existing fire detection systems are obsolete and replacement parts are not available. In order to comply with current safety standards and provide reliable operation, upgrading the fire alarm systems and replacing obsolete equipment are required. 3. Modification to Fire Protection Systems, Building 16W and Optics Test Site.................................. 400,000 This project provides for modifications to the fire protection systems in Building 16W and at the Optics Test Site (200 Area). Modifications in Building 16W include replacing inadequate standpipes, painting sprinkler piping for identification, and correcting other deficiencies. At the Optics Test Site the existing fire pump and water storage tank will be replaced. Building 16W has undersized standpipes and fire department connections. The storage tank and fire pump at the Optics Test Site have deteriorated and have become increasingly unreliable and difficult to maintain. This project will provide for the increased safety of the building occupants and the protection of property. 4. Rehabilitation and Modification of Anechoic Chamber (19).......... 900,000 This project provides for rehabilitation of the Anechoic Chamber located in Building 19, Room N2. The project scope includes removing the existing chamber superstructure and microwave absorber, modifying its configuration, providing new pyramidal absorbers, and providing a new antenna positioner within the chamber. The resultant chamber will meet operating conditions at all projected frequencies of interest. Support spaces, including a control room and a preparation room, will be provided. Required mechanical, electrical, and fire protection system changes are included. The existing anechoic chamber is aging and in need of rehabilitation. This project is necessary in order to ensure efficient antenna development and testing. 5. Rehabilitation of Main Sewer System............................... 370,000 This project provides for rehabilitation of the main sewer system. The work includes installing an additional 20 centimeter diameter pipe connection from the centers main sewer to the Washington Sanitary Sewer Commission sewer, cleaning and inspecting segments of the sewer system, resupporting dislocated pipe sections, providing a sewage meter, and replacing various sewage ejector pumps. Recent studies indicate that by 1997 the existing 20 centimeter diameter main sewer discharge will be inadequate for the center. This project is required to rehabilitate the existing sewer system and to meet additional demands on the system. D. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)...................................$3,000,000 1. Modify Mirror Refurbishment Building (313) for Environmental Testing....................................... 600,000 The project will modify Building 313 to allow installation of six thermo-vacuum and temperature-humidity chambers currently located in Building 144. The work includes constructing a concrete floor with removable hatchway over the 7 meter diameter central pit, a central air conditioning system, a free standing shed to protect mechanical equipment for the chambers, and a 750 kVA substation with disconnect switch and 600 and 400 ampere switch boards. The project includes construction of a compressed air line from an existing line at Pioneer Road, addition of cooling water and return lines, and two secondary pumps from a closed loop system. The project will provide a liquid nitrogen distribution system to all thermal-vacuum chambers. Also, it will provide three instrumentation and communications conduits from manhole-53 to interior of building 313. This project is required to eliminate a potentially hazardous work environment due to overcrowding for the safe handling, set up of operations, and testing of flight gear. 2. Modify Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Space Flight Operations (230)................................... 750,000 The project will install a third, approximately 450 kw, battery bank including bus duct and switchgear. An existing workshop, Room 27, will be modified to accept this equipment and existing electrical panels, transformers, and other work shop equipment will be relocated to Room 20. Room 20 will be modified and reconfigured to accommodate the personnel and equipment from Room 27. The project is required to improve overall UPS system reliability. Each UPS module will become a stand alone system. The additional battery string will significantly extend the UPS capability to support JPL Deep Space Network operations with lower risk from power outages. 3. Modify Information Systems Development Building (126)............ 900,000 The project will modify three floors of this building. The project will also upgrade the passenger elevator, relocate the machine room, and construct a corridor from the elevator to the entrance lobby. A stairway will be constructed to serve the first and second floors from the lobby area. The second and third floor restrooms will be modified for access by the disabled. Work includes new carpeting; modifications to the ceiling systems; and modifying the HVAC, power, lighting, and fire sprinkler systems. A new restroom facility to accommodate the disabled will be added to the first floor. The project is needed to house multiple and varied project requirements, and to satisfy building code and disabled accessibility requirements. 4. Modification to Low Temperature Physics Facility (79)............ 750,000 This project will rehabilitate approximately 650 square meters of deteriorated space in the western half of Building 79 and make provisions for access by the disabled. Exposed electrical conduits and HVAC duct work will be rerouted and abandoned conduits will be eliminated. Worn carpets and old deteriorated ceiling and lighting systems will be replaced. Low corridor ceilings will be raised and sloping floors on the second floor will be removed. New ceiling and lighting will be provided to replace the deteriorated system. Window awnings will be provided to the southwest end of the building to provide shade from direct sun light. A lift for the disabled will be installed, the restrooms will be enlarged, and additional fixtures added to comply with the uniform plumbing code. The corridor system will be widened and reconfigured to meet building and disabled accessibility codes. Approximately 260 square meters of eroding roadway will be replaced with new concrete curbs and swales. E. Johnson Space Center (JSC).......................................$3,250,000 1. Upgrade Mission Support Chillers (48).......................... 900,000 This project provides for the replacement of a 2,460 kW chiller, with a 3,516 kW chiller and replacing the chloroflorocarbon (CFC) refrigerant on the remaining three chillers (two 2,110 kW and one 3,516 kW) in the Emergency Power Building, building 48. The work also includes replacing deteriorated structural steel members and installing two 37,850 liter diesel storage tanks. This upgrade is required because the existing chillers are too small to satisfy mission support requirements and the chillers use CFC refrigerant which must be replaced to meet environmental regulations. This project is necessary to stay within mission-critical guidelines. 2. Modifications to Photographic Technology Laboratory (8)........ 900,000 This project provides for modifications to the mechanical, electrical, and architectural systems in the building. Work includes replacing six air handlers, six exhaust fans, five condensing units, and associated piping. The fire suppression system will be expanded and upgraded. Also, included will be the replacement of area ceilings and installation of new lighting. Spot asbestos abatement will be performed as required. Past methods of processing photographic images have caused damage to the facility. This project is required to repair this damage and comply with Life Safety and Uniform Building Code requirements. 3. Modifications to Mission Simulation and Training Facility (5).... 550,000 This project provides for modifications to the mechanical, electrical, and architectural systems in the facility. Work includes modifications to support the installation of International Space Station mockups and a cupola. Structural platforms and a new stairway are required for the cupola installation. The project is required to support activities which include the transition form a single operator console to multi-operator workstations, the introduction of fiber optics, and additional workstation console requirements to support the glass cockpit to be utilized in Space Station simulators. This project supports verification and training programs. The existing facilities and equipment are not configured to support planned programs. 4. Modifications for Efficient Small Engine Testing, WSTF........... 900,000 This project provides for the modification to the existing 400 Area gaseous nitrogen altitude simulation system by using steam instead of gaseous nitrogen as the working medium. The steam supply system will incorporate water treatment, de-aeration, transfer pumps, boilers, and a fuel supply. The replacement system will be housed in an approximately 370 square meter pre-engineered building near the diesel pump pad in the 400 Area. The existing gaseous nitrogen supply system will be disconnected and the steam will be piped to new individual first stage and second stage ejectors. Operation of the steam system will be controlled from a control console and at the ejectors. Other services required (gaseous nitrogen, power, communications and paging, fire alarms, etc.) will be extended from the existing facility systems to the pre-engineered building housing the steam system. Currently, long duration tests of engines up to 4,450 newtons thrust use the 400 Area altitude system. This modification will provide a significant operational cost savings. F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC)$3,160,000 1. Upgrade Operations and Checkout Building Elevators and Controls... 400,000 This project replaces obsolete controls, valves, motors, and cables associated with elevators 2, 3, and 4 in the Operations and Checkout Building. New components are state of the art and will reduce maintenance and power consumption. Further, handicapped and fire alarm modifications will enhance personnel safety and result in the elevators complying with applicable codes. 2. Upgrade Facilities to Accommodate People With Disabilities, Various Locations................................................ 500,000 This project modifies various buildings to make the facilities more accessible to the disabled. This effort reflects the increasing population of people with disabilities at KSC, and is intended to meet the requirements of Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 36. Work includes specialized parking, removal of curbs, installation of automatic entry doors, and lowered light switches/fire alarm stations. Restrooms, drinking fountains, and public telephones will be modified. Special signage, visual alarms, and audio alarms will be installed. 3. Upgrade Fire Protection System in Logistics Warehouse Area...... 600,000 This project will upgrade the fire alarm and fire fighting features of the KSC Logistics Warehouse and Petroleum/Oil/Lubricant (POL) storage area, bringing them into compliance with applicable fire codes. Sprinkler heads will be added, extended, replaced, and relocated; fire pump controls and monitoring systems will be upgraded; fire alarm panels will be rearranged for improved access; and various hazardous material enclosures will be upgraded to a higher fire rating. 4. Rehabilitate Hypergol Maintenance Facility Firex Pump Station.... 710,000 This project rehabilitates the Hypergol Maintenance Facilities firex pump station, including replacement of the 37 year old fire pump engines and upgrade of the 20 year old control systems. Increasing potential for firex system failure and extended downtime for maintenance due to a lack of availability of spare parts is intolerable. Facilities protected by this fire system directly support Space Shuttle and Expendable Launch Vehicle payload processing and are mission critical. 5. Restore Heavy Equipment Facility Maintenance Yard................ 500,000 This project will restore approximately 13,000 square meters in the vicinity of the heavy equipment storage area. Part of the area will be paved with asphaltic or portland cement concrete. The remainder of the area will be resurfaced with stabilized gravel. This project will allow percolation of storm water falling on the parking areas, eliminating direct runoff into existing wetlands, in violation of St. John’s River Water Management District regulations. The new pavement eliminates problems associated with sandy materials that invade the parked heavy equipment, thus increasing maintenance and shortening component life. 6. Replace Lighting in Launch Control Center Firing Rooms 1-4....... 450,000 This project replaces approximately 850 lighting fixtures in the KSC Launch Control Center Firing Rooms 1-4 with an improved state-of-the-art system. The improved lighting system will enhance reliability of illumination in these launch-critical areas and lower maintenance costs. The new system will also provide significant energy efficiency which is part of a center-wide effort to comply with the executive order to reduce power consumption 20% by the year 2000. G. Langley Research Center (LaRC)...................................$3,360,000 1. Modifications to the 60-Foot Space Simulator (1295)............ 820,000 This project provides for the installation of a new steam ejector system at the 60-Foot Space Simulator facility. The new steam ejector system will include all controls, pumps, valves, and instrumentation, as well as connection to the existing cooling tower water system, steam and condensate systems, and the vacuum system which currently serves the facility. The present system requires approximately 3 hours to evacuate the three spheres from 33,350 Pa to 1,330 Pa. This project will reduce the pump down time for these three vacuum spheres by a factor of six, thereby significantly increasing the productivity of the two hypersonic wind tunnels it serves. 2. Modifications to Upgrade Forced Oscillation Test Rig (1212C)..... 680,000 This project provides for upgrades of the forced oscillation model test rig in the 14- by 22-Foot Tunnel. The new rig will be capable of handling models up to 90 kilograms with motion accuracy of plus or minus 0.17 degrees over an oscillation amplitude ranging from 0 to plus or minus 30 degrees. The existing 20 year old rig is badly worn and excessive motion between components is adversely affecting data accuracy. The new forced oscillation rig will provide increased data accuracy and reliability, as well as increased productivity due to reduced setup time. 3. Modifications to the 15-Inch Mach 6 High Temperature Tunnel (1251A)........................... 400,000 This project provides modifications to the 15-Inch Mach 6 High Temperature Tunnel located in Building 1251A. The modifications include a new flow collector downstream of the nozzle exit, a variable area diffuser and associated controls, a new after-cooler, and associated modifications to the vacuum piping connecting the test section to the vacuum sphere. The subject diffuser is needed to provide the capability to test larger models. Productivity and efficiency of this heavily utilized facility will be enhanced by implementation of these modifications. 4. Modifications to Building 1221C for the Combustion Diagnostics Laboratory........................................... 750,000 This project provides for modifications to Building 1221C to create a new Combustion Diagnostics Laboratory. The modifications will include construction of the new 125 square meter laboratory within Room 123 of Building 1221C and installation of all utilities necessary for the laboratory. The utilities will include combustion air, fuel, oxygen, exhaust system, instrumentation and controls, electrical power, air conditioning, and cooling water. The Combustion Diagnostic Laboratory will provide “breadboarding” space for development of techniques for nonintrusive combustion diagnostics. The laboratory will provide steady state flame sources and/or supersonic reacting flow for definition of the operating characteristics of various nonintrusive combustion diagnostic devices. 5. Rehabilitation of Instrumentation and Calibration Labs, Shop, and HVAC System at Building 648................................ 440,000 This project provides for rehabilitation of the instrumentation and calibration labs and shop at Building 648, which houses the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel, to provide space for wind-tunnel and model instrumentation development, model static testing and calibration, and model preparation and assembly. The rehabilitation will include enclosing an existing area to provide an instrumentation lab, refurbishing the model calibration lab and shop, and upgrading the HVAC through the northeast portion of the building. The project will include replacement of floor tiles, wall treatment, ceiling, and lights; modifications to entrances and walls; removal of an obsolete air lock; and upgrade of electrical panel boards. The rehabilitation project will enhance the support activities for the tunnel and provide improved efficiency and productivity. 6. Rehabilitation of Fabrication Shop (1232A)..................... 270,000 This project provides for modifications to and rehabilitation of the 50 year old Fabrication Shop in Building 1232A. The modifications include constructing a sound barrier wall between the shop area and the technicians’ work bench area, installing a masonry wall where roll-up doors currently exist in Rooms 129 and 130 and installing new air conditioning system(s) for those rooms, and installing circulation fans in the high bay area. The rehabilitation of the building includes reworking the first floor restroom to include a restroom for women and replacing the overhead steam coil heating units in the shop area. This project will bring conditions into compliance with current standards and provide a safe and efficient facility. H. Lewis Research Center (LeRC).....................................$3,260,000 1. Rehabilitation of Mechanical Systems, Development Engineering Building (500)......................... 900,000 This project provides for the rehabilitation of the mechanical systems in the Development Engineering Building (DEB) (500). This work includes replacement of two existing 260 ton, R-12 refrigerant chillers with two new 1,230 kilowatt chillers that will operate with an environmentally safe refrigerant. This project will also replace fan coil units, chilled water lines, and remove related asbestos insulation. The existing 30-year-old chillers are undersized and inefficient for air handling needs of the air conditioning system. 2. Rehabilitation of 10X10 Wind Tunnel Office Building (86)........ 860,000 This project provides for rehabilitation of the 10X10 Supersonic Wind Tunnel Office and Control Building. The work includes rehabilitation of the building electrical power, office lighting and ceiling systems, and compliance with life safety requirements. The building is underpowered and the electrical system contains a number of code violations. This project will upgrade the electrical system to comply with present codes and provide sufficient power and efficient lighting for this facility. 3. Modifications of Chilled Water Plant (94)....................... 900,000 This project will provide modifications to the Chilled Water Plant at Building 94. The work includes replacement of the two existing inoperable 180 ton chillers and associated pumps, piping, and electrical services with a new 4,220 kilowatt chiller. Presently, the connected cooling loads exceed the chiller capacity available in Building 94. The new chiller will increase the plant efficiency and capacity to meet the current institutional and research loads. 4. Rehabilitation of Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Energy Conversion Laboratory (302).............................. 600,000 This project provides for the rehabilitation of the mechanical and electrical systems in the Energy Conversion Laboratory (ECL) (302). This work includes installation of two heating hot water boilers and controls, four air handler units, coils and piping ductwork, and controls for first and second floor labs. This project will also replace approximately 25-30 lab exhaust fans and provide an electrical system upgrade to support new boilers, air handlers, and exhaust fans. The existing air handlers in the ECL (302) are 30 years old and in constant need of maintenance. The new electrical and mechanical systems will provide efficient, reliable, and economical operations for the ECL. I. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)..............................$3,580,000 1. Rehabilitate Exterior of Office and Testing Facility (4732).... 900,000 This project provides for the rehabilitation of the exterior of Building 4732. Work includes providing thermal protection to exterior walls by installing insulation, face brick, and insulated glass windows. Also included is the installation of a sloped standing-seam metal roof system over the existing flat roof, the modification of the building entrances and parking, and improvements to the storm drainage system. Building 4732 is 51 years old, poorly insulated, and has severe moisture penetration problems. The proposed rehabilitation will preserve the integrity of the facility, provide an energy efficient and low maintenance building envelope, and upgrade handicapped accessibility to current standards. 2. Rehabilitate Laboratory Building (4623)........................ 900,000 This project provides for the rehabilitation of Building 4623. Exterior work includes the installation of insulation, face brick, insulated glass windows, and a new sloped standing-seam metal roof system. Parking will be upgraded to asphaltic concrete and surrounding areas will be graded to improve drainage. Interior work includes the replacement of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system; the restoration of the electrical distribution system; and the renovation and reconfiguration of the interior walls, ceilings, restrooms, interior lighting, and emergency exit signs. Building 4623 is a 700 square meter laboratory facility. It is 34 years old and maintenance intensive. The proposed rehabilitation will preserve the integrity of the facility, provide an energy efficient and low maintenance building envelope, upgrade the facility to current Life Safety and Handicapped Accessibility standards, reduce operations and maintenance costs, and greatly improve the functionality of the facility. 3. Modifications to Electrical Power System (4755)................ 610,000 This project provides for modifications to the electrical power system in the Multi-Purpose High Bay Facility. Work to be performed includes the installation of a new 4,160/480 V transformer, a 1,000 kVA emergency power generator with associated switch gear, power panels, and a 90 square meter enclosure. The project also provides for the modification and upgrade of the existing electrical switch gear and power panels. The proposed upgrades are required to support the Environmental Control and Life Support System testing being conducted in support of the Space Station program. 4. Upgrade of Utility Control System Data Channel and Control Capability......................................... 900,000 This project provides for modifications to the MSFC Utility Control System (UCS) to upgrade and modernize its data channel and control capability. Work includes addition of computer capability to the individual building-field interface device terminals, and expanding the existing system from 10,000 to 100,000 data and control points. Data processing hardware and software will be upgrade as required. The UCS controls most of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as critical alarm functions at MSFC. Despite the shortcomings of the existing UCS, it is heavily utilized for energy management and plant maintenance. This project will improve the system's speed, capability, and reliability. 5. Modifications to North Low Bay of Productivity Enhancement Facility (4707)..................................... 270,000 This project provides for the conversion of the north low bay area of the Productivity Enhancement Facility, Building 4707, from office to laboratory space. Scope includes the installation of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system capable of providing make-up air to support chemical fume hoods, and with positive air pressure and replaceable HEPA filters for control of particulate contamination. The laboratories will be equipped with stainless steel laboratory furniture, hoods, lay-up tables, potable water, sinks/drains, and special utilities, as needed. Laboratory space is required to house activities in support of environmental replacement technologies, general adhesive bonding technology, and thermal analysis and mechanical tests functions. These activities require special environmental control to achieve material characterization and processing properties. J. Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF).................................$1,350,000 1. Rehabilitate Fire Water Piping System......................... $500,000 This project provides for the rehabilitation of the fire protection piping system serving Buildings 101, 102, and 103. Scope includes replacement of approximately 1,500 meters of outer perimeter mains and system components, post indicator valves, automatic sprinkler risers, and sectional control valves. The existing fire protection system is 1940’s vintage. The mains and sprinkler risers are severely corroded, leak extensively, and are below the minimum thickness required by code. Valves are faulty and do not hold or close properly. 2. Rehabilitate North Chilled Water Overhead Piping (103)......... $850,000 This project provides for the restoration and upgrade of approximately 1,400 meters of overhead chilled water return and supply piping in the External Tank Main Manufacturing Building. The new piping will be routed differently than the existing piping to improve accessibility and maintainability. Work to be done also includes the replacement of existing valves, or the addition of new valves, as required. The chilled water piping system was originally installed in the 1940s and is very deteriorated. Pipe wall thickness has decreased by 50 percent in some areas due to severe corrosion, and current configuration does not provide sufficient valves to adequately isolate problem areas during outages. Lack of easy access to piping makes piecemeal repairs difficult and costly. K. Stennis Space Center (SSC).......................................$2,400,000 1. Modification of Central Heat Plant Facility (B3204)...............900,000 This project provides for modification of the Central Heat Plant (B3204) to provide for the relocation of the center Fire Department and emergency response services. The work includes removal of three abandoned hot water generators and associated piping, tanks, pumps, and chemical feed stations. The existing 650 square meters will be modified to accommodate fire department apparatus; monitoring and alarm equipment; dormitory, classroom, and office space; parking bays for pumpers and emergency response vehicles; and host drying apparatus. Work also includes asphalt paving for training drills and adequate parking for facility personnel. The project places critical fire protection services in close proximity to the key operations the fire department is required to support. 2. Rehabilitate Administration and Engineering Building (B1100).......900,000 This project provides for rehabilitation of the air handler units in the Administration and Engineering Building. Work includes replacement of air handlers, repair of return air fans, and replacement of noise attenuators with straight duct sections and associated asbestos removal. The existing units have exceeded their useful life with components over 30 years old which have deteriorated beyond repair. 3. Modify Utility Control System, Various Locations...................600,000 This project provides for modifications to the Utility Control System (UCS). The work includes replacement of the pneumatic controls and refurbishment of the air handling units for buildings 1000, 2040, and 3110. The existing UCS and HVAC systems are more than 20 years old and many parts are no longer available for the system. This project will provide for an efficient, reliable, and maintainable energy management system. L. Wallops Flight Facility (WFF).......................................$890,000 1. Rehabilitation of Aircraft Hangar (N-159)......................... 390,000 This project provides for the modification of the exterior building siding and roof top structures of this aircraft hanger. The work includes the removal of existing protected metal siding and windows; the installation of new protected steel siding, secondary support steel framing, batt insulation, metal liner panel, flashing and trim, guttering, downspouts, and splashblocks. The existing metal siding on this 35 year old hangar has outlived its life expectancy. It is damaged in places and the protective coating is cracked and peeling off. The windows in the hangar area leak and serve no useful purpose. The new metal panel system will provide a strong protective covering for the hangar and upper mechanical rooms, insulation to eliminate heat loss, and a more pleasing appearance to such a sizable structure. 2. Modification of Rocket Assembly Building Z-41..................... 500,000 This modification consists of the removal of steel, repair of the roof, and the installation of fire protection and grounding system; the installation of two 9,000 kilogram bridge cranes in the high bay area; the upgrade of overhead lighting and electrical power panels; the replacement of overhead and personnel doors; the painting of interior/exterior finishes; the rehabilitation of the restroom; and associated work. Building Z-41 is a high bay vertical assembly building strategically located to provide support to the launch facilities on Wallops Island. The building is 25 years old and is in need of rehabilitation due to age, deterioration, and exposure to the Island environment. M. Various Locations.....................................................$2,710,000 1. Rehabilitate and Modify Feedcone for 70-Meter Antenna, Goldstone, California..................................................710,000 This project will provide for a new Feedcone shell to house microwave equipment, transmitter, waveguide switches, and maser. A Dichroic mirror and retraction mechanism will be fabricated and tested. This project is required to expand the capability of the 70-meter antenna to provide both X-band uplink and downlink support to flight projects. 2. Modify Power Distribution System, Goldstone, California................600,000 The project will convert the existing 2400 V radial distribution system to a loop system. The loop system will be fed from two existing 2400 V breakers so that if one of the breakers fails or is out for maintenance, the other breaker is capable of serving the connected load without any interruption. The project includes the installation of additional 2400 V cables, ducts and trenches to complete the loop system, a new substation at DSS-15 antenna, and the modification of the power plant programmable controller to adapt it to the new configuration. This will improve maintainability, redundancy, and will allow isolation and testing of the 20 year old system. 3. Modify 34-Meter Antenna (DSS-28), Goldstone, California................500,000 This project will implement site and structural changes to the antenna facility which include fencing around the antenna apron, seismic bracing for electronic equipment, and cable trays. Also, electrical modifications will be made to the pedestal, a fire detection and a safety surveillance system will be installed, and a prefabricated metal building for a motor generator set will be constructed. Redundant air conditioning will be installed at DSS-27 and DSS-28. Operational requirements for DSS-28 require these modifications to meet safety requirements and back-up cooling capacity for critical electronic equipment. 4. Modification to Launch Area #4, Poker Flats Research Range............900,000 This project provides for the modification to Launch Area #4 located at Poker Flats, Alaska. It includes sitework; elevation of rails on a concrete base; installation of a insulated mobile shelter with rollup doors; a 16.2 square meters terminal building; and the installation of power and lighting. The purpose of the modification is to provide safety and protection for personnel and flight components from severe weather conditions during the final staging and checkout of sounding rockets on the launcher. N. Miscellaneous Projects Not in Excess of $250,000.......................$480,000 Total..........................................................$35,000,000 FUTURE ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION FUNDING REQUIRED: Approximately $40-50 million per year will be required for continuing rehabilitation and modification needs. CF-3.3