SEMI USA of Houston wins NASA Contract for Flight Projects Building at Goddard Space Flight Center


30 December 2012 – SEMI USA Corporation of Houston has been selected by NASA to construct the Flight Projects Building at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The firm-fixed-price contract is valued at approximately $31 million, with options for about $1 million worth of additional work. The period of performance for all work is 18 months from issuance of the Notice to Proceed on or about January 31, 2013.

flight-projects-bldgThe Flight Projects Building will contain 120,000 square feet of office space distributed on four floors. The steel-frame, clear-span structure will have glass and terracotta rain-screen panel walls with sun-shading elements. The building also will have interior demountable and fixed walls.

Associated work includes spread-mat foundation, new and upgraded roadways, parking, traffic signals, perimeter site access fencing, site lighting, new and upgraded utilities, erosion and sediment control, storm water management, and landscaping.

This new construction is designed to achieve a minimum of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2009 V3 silver certification.

NASA Goddard is located about 6.5 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. The center manages many of NASA’s Earth observation, astronomy, and space physics missions.  The space center encompasses 1,270 acres of land, part of which is loaned by the nearby U.S. Department of Agriculture. These grounds include more than 33 major buildings that provide more than three million square feet of research, development and office space.

Source: NASA