USAMRIID Steam Sterilization Plant


The new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Steam Sterilization Plant Project includes a 3-story steel and concrete structure. The designed process capacity of contaminates is approximately 126,000 gallons per day of liquid bio-waste. The new structure will house multiple 7,000 gallon bio-waste reactors as well as multiple 30,000 gallon storage tanks.


Specialized Engineering was responsible for surveying the potential hazardous material contaminates of existing infrastructure prior to demolition. This included that of suspected Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).

The foundation systems consist of caissons and spread foundations bearing on rock layers. To ensure the concrete shafts will have proper bearing capacity, Specialized Engineering is providing down-hole inspections of caisson excavations. During earthwork activities, vibration monitoring was also performed to determine if contractor activities would possibly cause damage to neighboring structures and infrastructure.

Responsible for field quality control and special inspection services during the phases of construction, Specialized Engineering is providing the following:

  • Structural Fill
  • Utility Backfill
  • Verification of Foundation Soil Bearing
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Cast-In-Place Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Structural Masonry (Mortar/Grout)
  • Stone Sub-Base
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Spray-Applied Fireproofing

Specialized Engineering is conducting laboratory testing and analysis of proposed fill materials, concrete cylinders, masonry grout, hot-mix asphalt, and fireproofing density samples. Wish to learn more about our involvement with this project? Please contact us at 800-773-3808.