PDC provided mechanical and electrical design services for this important 30,000 sf research laboratory facility. The facility includes 2 classrooms, 1teaching lab, and 11 laboratories for a multitude of scientific disciplines, ranging from computer labs for statistical analysis to wet labs with a running seawater system and saltwater tanks at a total project cost of approximately $26.5M.
PDC worked closely with the University of Alaska Facilities engineers and the users to help develop essential programming and planning documents, and supported the development of the Utility Study supporting this UAF facility. Energy efficient system selection was important factor in our design approach.
The facility mechanical design includes specialized laboratory systems such as laboratory gas and water, seawater utilities and cooling, cold rooms, laboratory ventilation including building pressurization gradients, wet and dry laboratory layouts, fume hood exhaust, specialized waste systems, and energy savings building automation systems.
The electrical design incorporated lighting systems such as direct/indirect pendant mounted lighting, energy efficient lighting controls, high efficiency motors at efficient voltages, emergency power generation with exhaust heat recovery, premise distribution system meeting requirements of TIA/EIA 568B, electrical service through environmentally sensitive drainages, classroom and paging system sound reinforcement and distribution of video within the facility.