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Old Dominion University – Systems Research and Academic Building


Project Name

Systems Research and Academic Building

Size

50,000 SF

Location

Norfolk, VA

Owner

Old Dominion University

Architect

RRMM Architects

Project Name

Systems Research and Academic Building

Size

50,000 SF

Location

Norfolk, VA

Owner

Old Dominion University

Architect

RRMM Architects

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Old Dominion Research Building Lab,
Old Dominion Research Building Lab, two computers show computer models of the experiments
Old Dominion Research Building Exterior
Old Dominion Research Building Exterior
Old Dominion Research Building Dining Area

Old Dominion University’s new $17.8M, 50,000 SF two-story Systems Research and Academic Building houses a class 1000 clean room, a unique dynamic simulation facility, instrumentation laboratories, faculty offices, and support spaces.

Acentech provided vibration consulting services for the building to ensure that the clean room, sensitive laboratories, and the vibration-generating dynamic simulation facility would not interfere with each other.

Research and teaching laboratories are furnished with specialized equipment, casework, and laboratory seating. Acentech measured ambient vibrations at the site, characterized vibrations and noise in operating laboratories, quantified vibrations generated in the dynamic simulation facility, and evaluated the vibrations transmitted across the structural elements.

Acentech provided recommendations for structural vibration isolation and noise control to assist in establishing favorable teaching environments. Acentech also carried out additional vibration and noise measurements in the completed building to verify its performance and note any potential shortcomings.

Acentech is proud to support the University’s mission to provide research-driven solutions to the world’s most urgent and critical problems.

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