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.