This project provides a
new 4-story laboratory building (3 laboratory floors and 1,300 m2
mechanical room on roof top) for the CDC's Division of Environmental
Health Laboratory Sciences.
It consolidates existing laboratory space
currently located in sections of 6 buildings scattered across the Chamblee
Campus. The existing buildings are outdated, overcrowded,
deteriorating and mechanically inadequate.
The proposed building provides an
increased level of protection for both employee and community health as
well as the environment.
The approximate gross square meters for
the building and its energy plant are 7,432 m2. Total gross laboratory
space is 6,689 m2.
Due to the increasing sophistication of
laboratory instrumentation and a concurrent increase in sensitivity to
vibration interference, a building of sufficient mass and strength was
required to minimize vibration.
The building was designed to meet the
requirements of SBCCI Seismic Zone II. The structural components
consist of wide space, one-way pan joists attached to the reinforced
concrete frame system with pile foundation.
The envelope over the mechanical room on
top of the roof is composed of a steel frame construction supporting five
(5) large stacks.
The typical floor height is 5.60 m.
The structure is designed to accommodate
the sophisticated and sensitive mechanical, electrical and instrumentation
All construction documents were prepared
in metric units.
During the Construction Phase, KYCA performed structural
inspection services during pile installation and during construction of
KYCA rapidly responded to Requests
for Information (RFI), Requests for Clarification (RFC), and
changes to the structure as building progressed.
KYCA worked closely with the
Owner, the Owner's Representative, and the Contractor to bring this project
to a successful conclusion.