CLIENT

LabCorp

DESCRIPTION

Headquarters Laboratory

SERVICES

Mechanical & Electrical

LOCATION

Burlington, North Carolina

YEAR

2014

CONSTRUCTION COST

$21 million

PROJECT PARTNER

PNP Design Group

SIZE

123,800 square feet

Expanding Lab Capabilities

Our client needed to expand their headquarters campus to serve as a cytology and histology lab space with a 110,000-square-foot, three-story addition, and it needed to support continuous operation of current and future lab system spaces.

We designed the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure for the addition and the renovation of existing space. Our designs included: de-ionized water; compressed air and lab waste systems; a hydraulically calculated, combined fire sprinkler and standpipe system; a steam boiler for humidification; hot water boilers for heating; two 275-ton chillers/cooling towers for cooling; and a central exhaust system for laboratory hood and equipment exhaust. Custom air handling systems support laboratory pressurization and ventilation requirements, and electrical infrastructure includes a 3,000-amp switchboard and a 1750 kW whole-building generator.

With expanded capabilities at its headquarters, LabCorp is better able to provide diagnostic, drug development, and technology-enabled solutions for more than 160 million patient encounters per year.