The challenge

Our client needed a new facility to support academic programs such as Communicative Science and Disorders, Nutrition and Healthcare Management, Social Work, and Health and Exercise Science. They also wanted a location for the Blue Cross North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services Interprofessional Health Clinic to provide clinical services.

Our solution

We engineered systems to support the multiple uses of space, including 27 high-tech and innovative labs such as nursing simulation, sleep studies, an environmental chamber, and public health. Systems included fire sprinklers, plumbing, HVAC, power, lighting, site lighting, security, access control, fire alarm, and telecommunications. Special systems include cadaver equipment, lab exhaust, hood exhaust, deionized water, acid waste, vacuum, simulated medical gas, kitchen hood exhaust makeup, simulated nurse call, site lighting, lighting protection, and academic cameras.