The challenge

While relocating a majority of their institute to various facilities on and off the NIH campus, several NICHD programs moved to Building 49. Multiple laboratory and office spaces needed to be renovated to accommodate NICHD research, including Biosafety Level 1 and 2 laboratories, which require enhanced safety protocols.

Our solution

We provided mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing engineering to renovate spaces on the first, fifth, and sixth floors. The renovations required retrofits to accommodate new laboratory functions and specialized design to provide primary and secondary containment of potential hazards.