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Posted 10/16/2014

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By Patrick Bloodgood
Norfolk District Public Affairs Office


NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a New York City-based company a $23 million contract to build a new computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Turner Construction Company will build a new, 40,000-square-foot facility, which will provide a consolidated data center and high-density office space for the research center.

“Langley is very excited to have this contract awarded. The new consolidated data center will allow our engineers and scientists to perform advanced computational research and development in an energy efficient and sustainable facility,” said Cathy Mangum, director of Langley¹s Center Operations Directorate. “This new capability will be a critical element toward revitalizing Langley while advancing the center's initiative toward computational digital transformation, which allows advanced computational simulation to anchor the research and development testing that we perform to meet the NASA mission.”

The district’s project manager expects construction to start later this month and the facility should be completed in late August 2016.

“This project marks another step in our strategic partnership with the NASA Langley Research Center,”  said Col. Paul Olsen, Norfolk District commander.  “Our world-class construction, engineering and contract oversight capabilities will deliver a state-of-the-art, highly technical facility to NASA”

The facility marks the district’s first major construction project for NASA Langley. The two agencies signed a master support agreement in 2012 and the district has been providing technical and contracting services on a smaller scale since.

The Norfolk District is a full service U.S. Army Corps of Engineer district, which provides water resources solutions and construction oversight to federal agencies, the U.S. Army, the commonwealth of Virginia, and local communities throughout the state.

NASA Langley Research Center performs aeronautical, space exploration and science research, which works to solve challenges in the nation’s air transportation system, expand human presence in the solar system and learn more about the planet we live on. 

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