NASA Building 45 Renovation


NASA Johnson Space Center


Competion Date

Construction Cost
$9.4 million

Project Size
13,500 SF

LEED Silver

NASA Building 45 Renovation


Walter P Moore provided civil and structural engineering for the renovation of NASA Building 45. The design-build project involved the demolition, reuse, and refurbishment of the Building 45 north library pavilion into a new facility to house the combined space flight medicine, occupational medicine, and behavioral health groups from several other facility locations. The facility achieved LEED Silver certification. 

Civil engineering services included regrading the entire site to accommodate an ambulance entrance drive and bays along with a new parking lot to accommodate patients and visitors. The building was originally a library so the regrading was extensive and included removal and regrading of site berms and grass landscape. The overall impervious cover of the site increased so the project required a civil design that included an underground site retention/detention that met the EPA's requirements for Section 438 that requires a retention of the 95th percentile storm for aquifer recharging or for use as landscape irrigation. The site required extensive new ADA accessible sidewalks and ramps in the parking area and to the building entrances. Site utilities were upgraded and connected to a new fire line and water meter for the site. We also upgraded sanitary lines to meet new code requirements.