Steeplechase A3 HIMD Biomedical

This project consisted of the modification to the existing Steeplechase building A3 to accommodate a new tenant/owner, HIMD.  The project is located in Capital Heights, MD.

The specialized requirements of this project included the design for an indoor plant growing and processing facility.  The facility has very specialized temperature, humidity and illumination requirments along with a high demand for water usage.  The project also included the office administration and support areas needed for the program requirements.

Project Info

Some of the projects specialized requirements include the following:

  • Three (3) PEPCO electric services for a total of 8500 amps of service
  • 900 tons of air cooled chiller cooling capacity
  • Drying Room with specialized humidity specifications
  • Water supply for up to 20,000 gallons per day
  • Illumination levels of up to 1500 footcandles in the growing bays with lighting controls
  • Building/Site Perimeter Security


Project Details

Location: Prince George’s County, MD

Category: Specialty


Meta is now Bala | Meta

Washington D.C. engineering firm, Meta Engineers, has merged with Bala Consulting Engineers to broaden their range of engineering design services and market sectors. In addition to providing MEP/FP engineering, Bala | Meta can now offer Structural Engineering, Commissioning, Technology Design, and Critical Systems Operation and Testing services to the corporate, developer, data center, public sector, healthcare and education markets. Meta leaders Paul MacDonald and Donna Castelli will continue to run the operations for Bala | Meta.

With offices in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Bala Consulting Engineers strengthens their ability to service major corporations, developers and architects on a regional and national basis.