BSL2-BioLab, Building 49

  • Duration: 8 months

  • Location: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

  • Contract Value: Exceeds $100,000

HSU was the prime contractor on this design-build project to renovate and relocate a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) Lab.  

Working with the design firm LSY Architects,  HSU managed and constructed this complex project to renovate an existing bio-lab, and to build a new Tissue Culture Lab within the existing lab.  The project consisted of reconfiguring existing space, MEP, millwork, casework, and architectural finishes.  The scope also included the installation of highly sensitive laboratory equipment including refrigerators, incubators, exhaust hoods, and emergency decontamination stations.

Although the labs were not in use during construction, all components, furniture, and finishes had to meet very stringent requirements.

Due to the nature of the project, it was critical that HSU effectively managed design coordination, submittal, and review to keep the project on schedule and ensure that the finished project was BSL-2 compliant.  Design and material submittals required additional levels of Owner review.

HSU self-performed project-management, onsite supervision, safety management, demolition, waste management, rough carpentry, finish carpentry and millwork, and flooring installation.