|Owner||University of Iowa|
|Location||Iowa City, IA|
|Gross Floor Area||51,241 SF|
The University of Iowa needed additional Biosafety Level 1 and Level 2 vivarium space to support their health science research and decided to build the Biomedical Research Support Facility (BRSF) on their Oakdale Research Campus. Through meetings and conversations with in-state General Contractors and Master Builders of Iowa, the university determined that Design-Build would yield the best results or “best value” for this complex project. In a two step process (1. qualifications 2. design, price and schedule proposal) Carl A. Nelson & Company was selected to lead the $24,250,000 Design-Build project.
The 51,241 SF project includes Surgery, CT Scanner, X-Ray, Orthopedic Prep/Recovery, Holding and Procedure rooms, Necropsy and Euthanasia, Gene Editing, multiple laboratories and support spaces. An effluent contamination system was designed to heat the sanitary waste sufficiently to destroy contaminates before the waste is released to the main sewer system.
BRSF was a highly successful Design-Build project for the University of Iowa fulfilling their expectations on quality, schedule and budget. The project was substantially completed on September 4, 2015 on time and on budget.
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