NATIONAL AUDIO VISUAL CONSERVATION CENTER (NAVCC)

Customer:  DPR Construction – Falls Church, VA

Owner: Packard Humanities Institute – California

Architect: SmithGroup – Washington, DC

Engineer: Vanderweil Engineers – Alexandria, VA

Year Completed: January 2007

Area: 400,000 SF

Market: Commercial

Sector: Gov’t/Public

Contract Amount: $23M

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. performed the HVAC and plumbing scopes of work on this 400,000 sq. ft. project in Culpeper, VA. This facility is the repository for the United States Library of Congress, Motion Picture Bureau and Recorded Sound Division’s record of moving images and recorded sound dating back to the early days of Edison and Bell. The building’s repositories are held at a constant 50ºF-35% RH except for the storage vaults for the pre-1935 cellulose nitrate film, which are held at a constant 35ºF-60 grains of moisture.

Awarded the Overall Project of the Year in 2007 by McGraw Hill/Mid-Atlantic Construction Magazine, Best of 2007