Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical College, GALVESTON, TX
By using funding awarded in October 2003 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH), the Department of Homeland Security presented Gowan with a complete HVAC installation project. The work was performed for a new national bio-containment laboratory.
By pre-fabricating all major assemblies, Gowan reduced the project schedule by a little over eight weeks. Gowan also modeled its critical equipment floor for ease of access and made sure that the owner’s handling equipment could be safely and effectively used.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Gowan coordinated and installed all airside and waterside equipment. Energy utilities were furnished by the existing central campus system.
Gowan performed the installation of all the HVAC and plumbing components, medical gas lines, isolation suit support systems, contaminate exhaust, and incineration equipment for the BSL 3 & 4+ laboratories and office spaces.
Inside this state-of-the-art facility in Galveston, Texas, a group of scientists engage in translating research ideas into products aimed at controlling emerging infectious diseases and defending the country against bioterrorism. The Galveston National Laboratory provides much-needed research space and specialized research capabilities for developing therapies, vaccines, and diagnostic tests for naturally occurring emerging diseases—as well as substances used by terrorists.