NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 
 

                          CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES 
 

                          FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES 
 

                                   SUMMARY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             MINOR CONSTRUCTION 
 

Summary of Project Amounts by Location:                           Amount 
 

  Goddard Space Flight Center................................     665,000 
 

  Jet Propulsion Laboratory..................................     500,000 
 

  Johnson Space Center.......................................     655,000 
 

  Langley Research Center....................................     665,000 
 

  Lewis Research Center......................................     655,000 
 

  Marshall Space Flight Center...............................     660,000 

 
          Total..............................................  $3,800,000 
 

                          CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES 
 

                          FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES 
 

 
    PROJECT TITLE:  Minor Construction of New Facilities and Additions to 
                    Existing Facilities, Not in Excess of $1,500,000 Per Project 

 
    INSTALLATION:  Various Locations 

 
                                                  FY 1996 Estimate:  $3,800,000 
 
 
                   FY 1994:  $14,000,000                  FY 1995:  $2,000,000 
 
 

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 minor facility construction at NASA field  
Installations and Government-owned industrial plants supporting NASA activities. 
Each project in this program is estimated to cost no more than $1.5 million and 
involves either the construction of new facilities or additions to existing 
facilities.  The FY 1996 request of $3.8 million will improve the usefulness of 
NASA's physical plant by changing the utilization of or augmenting the 
capabilities of various facilities.  Included in this request are those 
programmatic and institutional projects that are essential to the accomplishment 
of mission objectives. 
 

PROJECT JUSTIFICATION: 
 

The configuration of NASA's physical plant necessarily must respond to changes 
in utilization and adaptions required by changes in technology or in mission 
needs.  Demands are generated by research, development, testing, and similar 
activities.  Specific justification for each minor construction project is 
provided under "PROJECT COST ESTIMATE." 
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 
 

Included in the FY 1996 minor construction program are those facility projects 
for institutional or technical facility needs that could be fully identified at 
the time of submission of this budget estimate.  Items of work totaling $3.8 
million are included in this resource request and have been distilled from a 
list totalling over $20 million.  Projects were selected on the basis of the 
relative urgency of each item and the expected return on the investment. 
During the course of the year, the revision of priorities may require changes 
in some of the items to be accomplished.  Such changes will be accommodated 
within the total resources allocated. 
 

These projects represent requirements that must be met in this time frame to 
support institutional needs and programmatic objectives.  The following 
listing summarizes the cost distribution by category of work:   
 

    a.  General Purpose Buildings...........................   2,475,000 
 

    b.  Technical Buildings/Structures......................   1,325,000 
 
 

PROJECT COST ESTIMATE: 
 

A.  Goddard Space Flight Center (GFSC).......................   $665,000 
 

    1.  Construct Isotope Magnet Experiment 
          Integration Facility (ISOMAX)......................    665,000 
This project provides for the construction of two adjacent structures that are 
required for integration and operation of the "ISOMAX" experiment.  One is a 
high bay facility, 6 meters high by 93 square meters, made of non-magnetic 
materials.  The other is a 93 square meter laboratory building.  The project 
also includes necessary site work; utilities; access roads and parking 
facilities; and all associated mechanical, electrical and fire protection 
systems.  Because of the size of the ISOMAX equipment, the use of existing 
integration facilities is not feasible and additional space is required. 
 

B.  Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)..........................   $500,000 
 

    1.  Construct Remote Sensing Instruments Laboratory, 
          Table Mountain Observatory.........................    500,000 
The project will construct a new 250 square meter facility to house five 
instrument laboratories.  The building will be concrete block with metal stud 
interior partitions and gypsum board walls and ceilings.  A concrete deck, 
accessible via sliding glass doors, will be provided outside each lab for 
instrument placement and scientific observations.  The building also includes 
minimal corridors, restrooms, utility rooms, and will be fully heated and 
air-conditioned.  The facility will test instruments prior to their deployment 
to other monitoring stations throughout the world.  This will support the 
upcoming Earth Observing System (EOS) mission, ongoing Light Detection and 
Ranging (LIDAR), and the Active Cavity Radiometer Iradiance Monitor (ACRIM). 

 
C.  Johnson Space Center (JSC)...............................    655,000 
 

    1.  Construct Thermal Control Systems Test Facility......    655,000 
This project provides for a 520 square meter preengineered metal building 
adjacent to the Test Article Staging Facility, Building 32Q.  Approximately 360 
square meters of the facility will be air-conditioned to accommodate test 
hardware, test consoles, computing support equipment, and rest rooms.  The 
remainder of the building will have positive ventilation for storage of test 
hardware.  This project is required to provide a dedicated facility for 
long-duration testing of Space Station Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) 
prototype and qualification hardware.  Related testing currently is being 
conducted in a temporary enclosure in the high bay of Building 32.  However, 
the larger sized ATCS test and support hardware being delivered in 1995 for 
15 to 20 years of testing will require a larger area. 
 

D.  Langley Research Center (LaRC)...........................   $665,000 
 
 
   1.  Construction of Addition to Nondestructive Evaluation 
          Laboratory (1230B).................................    665,000 
This project provides for construction of an approximately 450 square meter 
addition to building 1230B to provide three new nondestructive laboratories. 
The first laboratory will be a shearography laboratory which will include 
acoustic wall treatment, an acoustic test chamber, and a low pressure test 
chamber.  The second laboratory will be a magnetics laboratory which will 
maintain a superconducting magnet.  The third laboratory, a radiation 
laboratory, will be constructed as a basement and will require shielding. 
The existing Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory has been designated 
as the lead research laboratory for NDE in the Agency.  Without the addition, 
the lab will have to rotate setup and breakdown of major measurement systems 
 causing severe delays in the research/applications and loss of productivity 
in packing and unpacking hardware. 
 

E.  Lewis Research Center (LeRC).............................   $655,000 
 

    1.  Construction of Aero Acoustic Propulsion Lab 
          Control Room (145).................................    655,000 
This project provides for construction of an approximately 280 square meter 
single story building for the Aero Acoustic Propulsion Lab Control Room.  The 
space will include a control room, work area, communications room, lobby, and 
office.  The control room is required to service the expanded needs resulting 
from activities of the Nozzle Acoustics Test Rig.  The existing control room 
is located in an area that is occupied by the main drive shaft for the 10x10 
Supersonic Wind Tunnel, causing excessive noise and vibration.  The new control 
room will provide a safe, clean, and environmentally controlled facility. 

 
F.  Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)......................   $660,000 
 
 
   1.  Construct Addition for Advanced Optical 
          Fabrication Laboratory (4487-B)....................    660,000 
This project provides for the construction of an approximately 300 square meter 
addition to the Straylight Facility, which is attached to the B-wing of 
Building 4487.  The area will be designed for class 100K operations and 
finished with low particulate-generating and low out-gassing materials. 
Individual rooms will be designed to operate as class 10K laboratories, with 
thermal and acoustic isolation enclosures.  Seismically isolated slabs will be 
provided.  The project includes necessary support equipment and utilities such 
as missile grade air; central vacuum; electrical power; and heating, 
ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.  Incidental modifications to the 
existing facilities are required to accommodate the addition.  A covered 
loading dock and an elevator will also be added.  The development of an 
Advanced Optical Fabrication Laboratory is critical for optical research and 
testing.  New research and technology have shown that new optical fabrication 
techniques, which are required for future NASA missions, require a controlled 
environment with low contamination and vibration isolation.  
 

    Total....................................................   $3,800,000 

 
FUTURE ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION FUNDING REQUIRED:  Approximately $6 million per 
year will be required for continuing minor construction needs.





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