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Howard Office Building
Demolition and Renovation
Nashville, TN 

ICT provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design, and construction administration for the three story office space addition to an existing 1930’s school building. Two of the tenants that are not typical in an office building are a 7,000 SF Data Center with an additional expansion space of 7,000 SF, and the Traffic Management Control Center. Both areas require redundant backup systems to keep them operational. Other areas include an auditorium, and various conference and meeting rooms. A new employee parking garage is constructed to accommodate 700 vehicles. The exterior is designed to match the existing facility with an updated look. Construction began in the fall of 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2010.

Features
•  New Tier III Primary Data Center encompassed 6,000 SF of raised floor, with an additional 7,000 SF for future expansion. Mechanical and electrical services were independent from rest of building. Design included three emergency generators and two future emergency generators for future buildout and multiple service entrances.
•  Metro Traffic Management Center shell.
•  Large assembly room, approximately 2,800 SF, with lighting control for various media presentations and acoustical treatment.
•  All building systems were connected to a central direct digital control (DDC) energy management system (EMS). Work included a full interface with Liebert unit and Data Center controls, monitoring of two diesel fuel storage tanks and pumps, monitoring of standby generators, alarm interface with electrical SCADA system, and monitoring and control of existing hot water and chilled water plants.

Challenges
The data center and chiller plant serving the Richard H. Fulton complex remained fully functional during demolition and construction.

LEED® Certified - LEED® Silver