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P166 Energetics Systems and Technology Laboratory – Indian Head, MD

Client: Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)


Shuxian (Susanne) Wassenius, the owner of Spyder Engineers, was the Lead Structural Engineer who provided structural engineering design services for the P166 Energetics Systems and Technology Laboratory in Indian Head, Maryland while she was employed at WBCM. This 27, 600 Square foot three-story building built for the Engineering Directorate of Naval Surface Warfare Center houses weapons and engineering laboratory space, inert work space, and secure compartmented information facilities (SCIF).


The foundation system consists of spread footings on concrete piers.  The floor and roof systems consist of composite metal deck with regular-weight concrete supported by composite steel beams and steel columns.  The lateral load of the building is resisted by a combination of a moment steel frame system and a concentrically braced frame system. 


This project meets the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) requirements and is LEED Silver Certified.