Moss & Associates
With funding for biomedical research topping more than $90 billion nationally, and research efforts put on a fast track due to federal stimulus funding, Moss & Associates was pleased to have recently completed a multifaceted $135-million project for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Located at 1600 NW 10th Ave. in Miami, the new 10-story biosciences research laboratory includes a massive central energy plant and 1,400- space parking garage.
The centerpiece is the 178,263-squarefoot Biomedical Research Building for the Miami Institute for Human Genomics where research will include DNA sequencing and genetic mapping, led by acclaimed geneticists Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D. and Jeffery Vance, M.D., Ph.D.; and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, directed by Joshua Hare, M.D.
“As the new home for two renowned academic research programs, this facility will be a key anchor for the growth and sustainability of South Florida’s life sciences sector,” said Scott Desharnais, vice president, Moss & Associates. “Even more importantly, the research conducted in this facility will save lives. The Stem Cell Institute has already released findings from a phase one clinical trial on a stem cell based treatment for heart attack patients. We are proud to know that we built the facility where these breakthroughs will occur.”
Considered to be one of the most technically challenging, complex and advanced research centers in Florida, the building was designed by Karlsberger. It incorporates, under one roof, all critical components typically found in leading research campuses: a Class 10,000 cGMP manufacturing laboratory, BSL 2 wet labs, vivariums, an imaging suite and faculty offices.
Moss is pursuing a Silver level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the facility, whose energy-saving features include a singleply reflective rubber roof, an air-conditioning condensate recycling system and “daylight harvesting” of sunlight. The building meets stringent federal research standards such as separate, dedicated laboratory air systems.
Supporting the new Biomedical Research Building is a $62.8 million, 10-story, 551,000-square-foot parking structure and a 26,000-square-foot, 14-megawatt central energy plant—the second largest in South Florida—that will provide backup power for the new facility and future campus buildings. Both components were designed by Theodore Roux of Miami.
Under a separate contract, Moss also constructed a campus-wide underground chilled water distribution piping and utility service network known as “The Loop.” The chiller includes a 36-inch diameter steel piping throughout the Medical School Campus that was installed without any disruption to the School of Medicine or Jackson Memorial Hospital. “The Loop” can supply enough chilled water for the 11 existing buildings and future needs of the Miller School of Medicine. In South Florida, this system is rivaled in size only by Miami International Airport.
“Moss kept this key project on track, from coordinating multiple design teams to managing complex utility connections, in a dense, high-traffic urban environment,” said Rich Jones, associate vice president of facilities design and construction, University of Miami. “They managed a 250-person labor force, while maintaining a safe environment and keeping adjacent hospitals and businesses in full operation.”
contract for Nova
Project continues six-year expansion for Browardbased university.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – May 20, 2010 – Moss/Miller, LLC has been awarded the contract to build a new $34-million Oceanographic Research Center at Nova Southeastern University.
Construction is scheduled to start in October at the 10-acre Nova Oceanographic Center site at the western end of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach, adjacent to Naval and Coast Guard facilities on the Intercoastal Waterway at the Port Everglades entry. Completion is slated for December 2011.
The new 86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility (COE-CRES) will feature research laboratories, laboratory support, research offices, administration offices and support, research discussion areas, building support, and parking. The project will be built to meet LEED Silver Certification.
Moss/Miller is a partnership of two Fort Lauderdale construction companies, Moss & Associates and Miller Construction Company. The project, which will likely be between four and five stories, will be a design/build with Cannon Design and ACAI Architects.
The new project continues a major, sixyear expansion for the university based in Davie, Fl., just west of Fort Lauderdale. The team has built several consecutive projects in a list that includes The Commons, a 528-student, $40-million dormitory complex, the $64-million University Center and the $22-million Performing Arts Center.
“This is a major project for us, and the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has only highlighted the vital importance of oceanographic research,” said Moss Vice President Brett Atkinson, who has overseen construction on this project as he has for Nova Southeastern’s expansion since 2004. “This will be a world-class center for Nova and for South Florida, and will only deepen our area’s role in global oceanographic research.”
The project was made possible through a $15-million grant from the National Institute of Science and Technology. The proceeds came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law in February 2009 with an estimated $784 billion in economic stimulus.
The current Nova Oceanographic Center is comprised of three buildings and several modular units. It is host to the National Coral Reef Institute, established by Congressional mandate for the study of coral reefs, and the Guy Harvey Research Institute, dedicated to the study of biodiversity and wildlife.
Moss/Miller was recently awarded a $1.4-million renovation project for Nova Southeastern, renovating and converting the existing 22,000-square-foot Central Services Building on the Davie, Fl., campus into a new Athletics Facility, including athletic training and academic centers, locker rooms, strength room, new storefronts and HVAC systems.
Moss & Associates is a privately-held construction company ranked among the nation’s top 100 building contractors, with annual revenues topping $649 million. It is Florida’s seventh-largest contractor and the Southeast’s eighth-largest green builder. Through its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, and regional offices in Miami, Tampa, Clearwater and Ocala, Moss provides design-build, general construction, construction management and preconstruction consulting services throughout the United States, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Founded in 1973, Miller Construction Company has completed more than 400 commercial projects throughout South Florida, including office buildings, hotels, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing and distribution facilities. It is based in Fort Lauderdale. One can learn more about the company at www.millerconstruction. com
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