VTC Biomedical Research Addition Hard Hat Tour

VTC Biomedical Research Addition Hard Hat Tour


Join NAWIC and AIA Blue Ridge YAF for a hard hat tour Tuesday, March 5 at 5:15 pm


SITE ADDRESS: 5 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
LOGISTICS: Free parking is available in the Riverside carpark behind the construction site or streetside at Reserve Avenue; assemble at Skanska trailer gravel parking for PPE check/sign-in by 5:15 pm. Call Tanya Boone (540.795.9344) if you have any trouble locating the group.
REQUIRED PPE: Close toed shoes, hard hat, safety glasses, and reflective bandolier/vest/jacket. No site entry without these items!
EARN: 1.5 HSW Credits for completing the tour. Make sure you sign in!
SOCIAL: Immediately following the tour at Starr Hill Brewery

RSVP by 4 pm on March 4 to JW Blanchard at john.blanchard@aecom.com 

In the hub of new apartments, historic grounds, renovated historic industrial buildings and existing VTC and Carilion Clinic facilities next to the Roanoke River, an exciting new biomed research building is taking shape! This facility is another big step for comprehensive medical research in the area!    

This project, while contracted with Carilion Clinic, is collaboration between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech. The four story building with an atrium and multiple green roofs will provide state of the art research facilities for enhanced biomedical research programs in five major thematic areas including: Body device interfaces, brain health and disorders, cardiovascular science, infectious diseases and immunology, metabolism and obesity.  

The building will house: 
· Next generation core instrumentation facilities including those for molecular, cellular and whole body imaging;  
· Powerful computing facilities;  
· Wet laboratories requiring direct ventilation and specialized piped utilities for water and various gases;  
· MRI and CT scanning; and 
· High resolution electron microscopy, necropsy, and pathology.  

The expansion will be physically connected by an elevated walkway to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, previously constructed by Skanska and completed in 2010. That four story, 152,850 square foot building comprises a medical school, research institute and 52,000 square feet of lower level structured parking.  
Concrete foundation – 2,906 cubic yards (imagine volume of about 106 Lincoln Navigators)
Foundation rebar – 180 tons
Structural steel frame – 1,380 tons
Building façade of Hokie stone, brick, and metal panels
Tied-arch connector bridge.  

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