This project featured development for the brand new 220,000 ft2 building featuring an atrium, clinical, laboratory, office, and vivarium space. A smoke purge system was designed for the atrium space, and the campus high-temperature hot water and chilled water system is used to serve the mechanical infrastructure. High-temperature hot water is converted to clean steam for humidification and laboratory equipment. Heat recovery air handlers use glycol water coils to capture heat from exhaust in a 100% outside air system. Air valves used in research ductwork system provide precise air volume and pressurization to critical spaces, animal cage racks, and bio-safety cabinets and fume hoods. HEPA filtered air provided to vivarium spaces to protect laboratory animals.
Vivarium design suites offer innovative and user-friendly programmable pressurization capability, allowing users to change pressurization of research spaces. Research space includes radioisotope fume hood laboratory. Hazardous exhaust air systems separate from main system exhaust by dilution plume exhaust fans to prevent intake air entrainment. The National Institutes of Health approved the project design for a grant funded initiative. Principals of Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers performed this project while at previous firms.
Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers was involved with the designing of the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the renovated glass washing and sanitizing room. The biological laboratory serves for students and researchers, and as a teaching facility.