Heery International has been awarded a contract with the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) to provide building commissioning services for a new engineered biosystems building (EBB) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. The 200,000-sq-ft multistory facility will include labs, offices, classrooms, and associated support spaces. The building is being designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification. Heery is responsible for commissioning mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, communication, and audio/visual systems.
The design and construction of the EBB will support growth in the areas of bioscience and biotechnology, allowing Georgia Tech to remain at the forefront of research in health and life systems. The proposed site for the EBB is on Tenth Street, within the block between Tenth Street and Peachtree Place and between State Street and Atlantic Drive. The building is envisioned as the first phase in the development of the EBB complex. Development of the EBB will align with the goals outlined in Georgia Tech’s master plan and campus landscape master plan. In addition, the EBB development will address the planned phase I of the eco-commons, the Tenth Street streetscape, and the future development of the Atlantic promenade.