The Big Picture:
NASA awarded a contract to The Austin Company to build a new Aerospace Communications Facility at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The new 54,000 square-foot building will house approximately 25 research and development laboratories specially designed and constructed for communication technologies. In addition to laboratory spaces, the building and grounds will include a large, shielded high-bay space, a geothermal borehole field, and rooftop and ground-based antennae fields.
With six options for potential changes in project scope, the contract has a maximum potential value of approximately $33.8 million.
Image: Aerial view of NASA's Glenn Research Center