University of California San Diego Biomedical Research Facility II School of Medicine
New Construction Services
UMEC led the preconstruction and construction of the new five-story biomedical research facility with basement vivarium and seven stories of attached office space on the UCSD campus. UMEC’s work helped the facility achieve LEED Platinum status.
The University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) needed a new biomedical research facility, complete with office space and basement vivarium.
The lab section of the building will provide open lab space and support space, which will include the major mechanical equipment of six fanwall-type air handlers with a total capacity of 295,400 CFM; six lab exhaust fans with a total capacity of 246,000 CFM; three atrium smoke exhaust fans; 437 phoenix valves; and 49 VAV/CAV boxes. Major plumbing items include three hot water generators; one booster pump; one water softener; one reclaimed water system with two storage tanks; one RODI system; and an animal watering system. Scope of work included the TI of lab and office spaces located on the 5th floor of the 195,975-square-foot building.
UCSD is one of the top 15 public research universities. Campus enrollment as of fall 2015 was 33,735, including undergrad and graduate students. UCSD has earned over $1 billion in annual research funding for a myriad of disciplines. Their mission is to “transform California and a diverse global society by educating, by generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works, and by engaging in public service.”