MLSIC Clinical Trials Unit
An Innovative and economic business development organization partnered with a highly prominent research institute with a goal to promote “translational medicine research”/ Bioscience research and development. To fulfill their goal, they needed a state of the art medical research building that would adjoin to their existing main office building. The 9400 Sq. Ft. single story Modular building addition incorporates a brick/EIFS exterior that was installed on site to match the existing 56,000 Sq. Ft. building.
This Modular addition was separated from the existing building with a concrete block fire wall and includes 13 beds, three infusion chairs, an investigational pharmacy, a lab and overnight room for volunteers. The building’s use group is R4 which was required in part due to a small number of sleep trials/research. The interior of the building contains low VOC carpet tiles, high end case work and cabinetry. In addition, a wet pipe sprinkler system and fire alarm for life safety requirements are included.
The building is equipped with a Pharmacy area where one of the goals is to dilute the particulate contamination with particulate-free, HEPA-filtered air. To meet this goal, multiple fan filter units with HEPA filters were utilized in the space. Also included in the pharmacy are; a negative pressure clean room, positive pressure sterile room, anteroom, biosafety cabinet, and fume hood. The building is also equipped with Emergency/back up Power encase of a power failure.
The main goal of this design-build project was to provide additional space to an already over-crowded building. Blending Modular construction methods with traditional construction methods, allowed the tenant to begin clinical trials and generate revenue more quickly as compared to solely using traditional construction methods. Off- site construction methods controlled/reduced costs as the building was built in a controlled environment using open shop labor rates as compared to client’s strict conformance to higher on site Union wage rates.