In alignment with NASA’s strategic goal to optimize capabilities and operations, KSC is in the process of divesting (demolishing) several obsolete and inefficient facilities. This project included the demolition of the old Headquarters Building (~440,000 SF) and Central Instrumentation Facility (~140,000 SF) and to reduce operational and maintenance costs at KSC. The project was also in support of the construction of the new Central Campus Complex.
The demolition task included supporting utility disconnections and alterations, hazardous material testing and coordination with NASA Environmental, and government support. The systems included water, wastewater, stormwater, gas, chill water, hot water, power, communications, and civil infrastructure. The design was coordinated with other improvements in the area to provide a seamless transition as NASA further develops the area into a Central Campus. During the construction phase, Jones Edmunds assisted NASA and provided industry expert support regarding PCB waste and disposal.
Jones Edmunds continues to provide engineering services during construction while the project shifts from the CIF demolition to the HQ Building demolition by reviewing shop drawings, responding to requests for information, attending construction progress meetings, making construction site visits, resolving unforeseen conditions, providing cost opinions, and will prepare as-built/record drawings.