We understand the fundamental differences between Federal building management and the management of any other type of building. As the only Schneider Electric branch in the US currently working with the Federal Government, we have the specific skills and expertise required to develop and implement infrastructure, technology, and automation solutions for Federal Government buildings in the US and globally. Our experience also includes the installation and management of Federal security systems.

Knowing the management of their Federal buildings is in the right hands allows our clients to focus on their core missions. Read below for examples of our work with Federal building management systems and contact us for help addressing your unique Federal building needs.

The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Replacement Facility (USAMRIID)

Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 
New construction of more than 905,000 sq ft of research space
Provider of turnkey building management system and security system

The new USAMRIID building will provide more than 905,000 sq ft for their research group, including Biosafety Level 4, Biosafety Level 3, and Biosafety Level 2 lab space. Features of the building include ABSL3 and ABSL4 Biocontainment, Aerobiology, BSL2, BSL3, BSL3-e, and BSL4 Biocontainment, Bacteriology, Bioinformatics, Cleanroom Spaces, Imaging, an NMR Laboratory, Offices, Proteomics, Toxicology, Training Facilities, Virology, and Vivarium Suites.

We provided a turnkey building management system (BMS) and the security system. The Andover Continuum BMS has over 16,000 hardwired I/O and software interfaces to Power Monitoring and Lighting Control and direct control of Tek-Air Bladder Dampers for the BSL-4 spaces as well as Phoenix Controls Venturi Air Valves for BSL-3 spaces. The Andover Continuum security system consists of access control and integrated CCTV. Additionally, there are touchscreen displays throughout the facility and an environmental monitoring system overlay with 1,200 hardwired I/O that will be certified for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. This project was staffed with multiple full-time project managers and included direct BIM engagement, DIACAP certification, and a rigorous commissioning program. The project was scheduled for completion in 2015; however, a fire in the high containment area compromised the original schedule.  Remediation work is underway with a new scheduled completion in 2017.

FAA Air Route Traffic Control Centers

Multiple locations throughout the US  
Federal building automation systems for ARTCC & CERAP mission critical sites
Designed, procured, installed, tested, and sustained facility automation improvements

As the FAA continues to improve US national airspace through the implementation of new equipment, technology, and facilities, we were chosen to modernize the building automation systems for 23 ARTCC & CERAP mission critical sites. First, we functioned as the subject matter expert, developing National Standardized Designs, which focused on reliability, availability, and mitigating points of failure for the MEP infrastructure supporting the mission. The program’s implementation was accomplished through a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) and Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity Agreement (ACEPS IDIQ).

We have moved on to design, procure, install, test, and sustain the facility automation for the modernization of 23 mission-critical, long-distance air traffic control centers. Currently, work is underway at seven sites, with another six automation upgrades already completed. The systems to be integrated include TAC I/Net, Siemens Apogee, Johnson Controls Metasys, and Robertshaw. The controls system integrates the new BACnet DDCS provided under this project into the existing I/Net DDCS using an Ethernet network level protocol convertor. The project also ensures that the existing DDCS network communications components are at a level of compatibility that will allow the two systems to operate together through the existing I/Net Operator Workstation(s). We continue to provide program management, site coordination, BMS engineering, systems validation, commissioning support, and training support nationally.