LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that provides clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. They employ more than 65,000 employees worldwide, and they serve a broad range of customers, including managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, government agencies, physicians, hospitals and health systems, and more.
They 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. Plumbing included de-ionized water, compressed air and lab waste systems. A hydraulically calculated, combined fire sprinkler and standpipe system protects the facility. HVAC systems include 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 are designed for laboratory pressurization and ventilation requirements. Electrical infrastructure includes a 3,000-amp switchboard, 1750 kW whole-building generator, 40 panels, lighting controls, telecommunications, fire alarm and lightning protection.
With expanded histology and cytology 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.