PCL : University of North Dakota Tech Accelerator Building
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University of North Dakota Tech Accelerator Building

Project Overview

The University of North Dakota Tech Accelerator Building is a 52,000-square-foot, three-level research building designed to accommodate bioscience faculty and students in a collaborative environment that offers leading-edge technology and advanced laboratory access.

Among the numerous flexible labs is an Animal Bio Safety Lab Level 3 (ABSL-3) and a vivarium to support life science experimentation and research. A high-functioning HVAC system was installed with stainless steel exhaust ductwork, redundant exhaust systems with back-up power, and strategically located HEPA filters for ease of access and maintenance. The Tech Accelerator Building is equipped with pressure-sensing devices that maintain critical pressure differentials between labs and corridors to prevent cross-contamination.

Because of the project’s complexity and budget constraints, the PCL team used extensive virtual construction models to arrive at the proper scope of work.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
University of North Dakota Research Foundation
PROJECT LOCATION:
Grand Forks, ND
PCL OFFICE:
Minneapolis – Buildings Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKETS:
Commercial, Education, Health Care
DELIVERY METHOD:
Design-Build