Another milestone was realized on April 7, 2012 as the project moved out of Phase One (Construction) and into Phase Two (Substantial Completion). From now until mid-July, project teams will be very focused on completing the remaining work to be done to prepare the new building for occupancy. Furniture, phone and A/V systems will be installed, data center, LAN and WAN work will be completed, and dual operations testing will be conducted.
The NCWCP, a four story, 268,762 sq ft building designed to house approximately 800 employees of five centers of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, two groups from the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service and NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory, is located in Riverdale, MD. The schedule has occupants beginning to move into the building at the beginning of August, 2012. Dual operations for NCEP and NESDIS's operational sections will commence in mid-August, 2012 with move-in complete for all groups by the end of September, 2012. Figure 2 shows the entrance to NCWCP. Figure 3 shows the atrium.