Virginia company wins $95.6 million NASA Langley contract
W.M. Jordan Co. in Newport News has won a $95.6-million contract to build a 175,000-square-foot laboratory at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton.
The U.S. General Services Administration awarded the construction contract for the Measurement Systems Laboratory at Langley, which is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
The lab will be the biggest of the new facilities built so far as part of NASA Langley's 20-year revitalization plan. The plan calls for demolition of aging structures and construction of energy-efficient facilities and the rehab of aging buildings.
“This is going to advance and ensure the capabilities the agency must have for mission success, as well as pave the way for Langley's future as we enter our 100th year,” Dave Bowles, Langley's director, said in a statement. “It will also boost the regional economy by providing several hundred construction-related jobs for the next few years.”
The Measurement Systems Laboratory will be a research and development facility for the new measurement concepts, technologies and systems.
The facility will have about 40 modular research labs for research and development functions such as electronics, lasers, clean rooms, and instrumentation. The new building will allow NASA to consolidate many laboratories that currently are dispersed throughout the center.