Meltech recently completed the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Design Build New Construction of the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) Hazardous Materials Storage Building (HAZMAT) at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.
The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) is a biotechnology and biodefense partnership and collaborative environment of eight U.S. Federal government agencies at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Four federal cabinet level departments are represented in the NICBR: The DoD (2 agencies), the DHHS (4), the DHS (1) and the USDA (1). The NICBR agencies are:
- U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), DoD
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), DHHS
- National Cancer Institute (NCI), DHHS
- Agricultural Research Service, USDA
- DHS Science and Technology Directorate, DHS
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DHHS
- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), DoD
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), DHHS
Some NICBR laboratories are physically consolidated on the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) which includes all NICBR partners except NCI, which maintains its own campus on the Rosemont Avenue side of Fort Detrick. The Fort Detrick Interagency Coordinating Committee (FDICC) is the central hub of the NICBR governance structure, which is chaired by the Fort Detrick U.S. Army garrison commander. The NIBC campus, including laboratory facilities belonging to the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services, which enhances scientific collaboration and leverages available resources, including proximity to other Federal agencies and policy makers.
This task order is for the Design Build New Construction of a 13,000 GSF pre-engineered building for use as the installation Hazardous Waste Facility for the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) Hazardous Materials Storage Building at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. The work on this project was coordinated with the Fort Detrick Area Office, client U.S. Army Garrison, the Directorate of Public Works U.S. Army Garrison, USACE Baltimore District, Information Systems Engineering Command, and the USACE Baltimore AE.
The Army, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and Homeland Defense initiatives are to bring new bio-medical and bio-defense medical research laboratories to the Fort Detrick installation in accordance with the National Security/National Homeland Security Council. This Hazardous Materials Storage Building (HMSB) will directly support the National Interagency Bio-defense Campus (NIBC) mission requirements and provide Fort Detrick and its surrounding community with a safer and better controlled method to manage hazardous waste. With the expansion of laboratory space on the installation and an increase in mission requirements, providing a dedicated facility for this operation on the installation will result in better control and processing of hazardous material before it is shipped off-site for final disposal. This capability will produce significant long-term cost savings and provide a higher level of safety to personnel on Fort Detrick and in the surrounding community.
Meltech completed this important project for the Design Build construction of the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) campus HAZMAT Building to provide a centralized handling and storage facility for hazardous waste before it is shipped off-site for final disposal at Fort Detrick, Maryland.