The Steinhart Aquarium is one of the oldest aquariums in the United States and is located in the existing California Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Ardurra provided construction administration and support services for the life support systems at this new world-class aquarium project. Ardurra staff performed design and evaluation services for the facility, including:
This facility is used to house existing specimens during construction of the new facility. These efforts required intimate knowledge of the key life support constraints at the Steinhart Aquarium and demonstrated Ardurra’s ability to handle complex life support system design issues within existing historical buildings. Project issues included severe seawater corrosion problems and water hammer considerations and critical space constraints within existing and future facilities.