Science & Technology Projects
Building tomorrow’s science and tech facilities.
Facilities that focus on science and technology are complex, distinctive and protocol-driven. With intensive Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems and tight deadlines, the stakes are high. We apply our own advanced technology to every project, ensuring a smooth preconstruction planning process and sequencing construction to accommodate the complexity of your build. With our in-house MEP team, we have a proven track record of success building science and technology facilities. McCownGordon has become a trusted partner in these challenging projects.
The study of living organisms and life processes has brought some of the world’s most important discoveries to the public. Our team’s experience in biology, plant science and medicinal research labs runs the gamut from learning spaces that fuel the fire for future scientists to production facilities for animal pharmaceuticals that stave off disease. Each of these spaces has intensive mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems and tight deadlines and all require a specific understanding of the environmental operations. Our team of experts excels on these complex projects that depend upon innovative solutions.
Biosafety Level Laboratories (BSL)
Whether clinical, diagnostic, research or production, BSL spaces require a strict adherence to protocol due to the noxious nature of the agents being developed. If not constructed correctly serious disease or environmental contamination could be a factor. Unidirectional air flow, using room pressure gradients of negative exhaust, and HEPA filtration are just a few of the requirements are teams take into consideration when completing these highly technical spaces.
When working in a clean room environment our teams consider a multitude of factors including HEPA filtration, electrostatic discharge, ventilation and makeup air, pressurization, temperature and humidity control. Precise coordination through the design and preconstruction phase ensures each of these elements is in balance and the governing standards and specifications of the concentration of airborne particles is met.
Students learn through first-hand experiences. Observation and manipulation foster a deep understanding and appreciation for science and technology. From engineering to chemical to forensics each lab needs to be flexible and adaptable to future technology all while ensuring proper ventilation and vibration isolation to maintain the integrity of the science as well as an optimal learning environment.
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Call on us to help with your next technology project and find out why we’ve earned the trust of institutions requiring this specialized expertise. Contact us for more information.
VP, Business Unit Leader
VP, Business Unit Leader
Daniel leads the life science (science and technology), healthcare and higher education market for McCownGordon in Kansas City. His portfolio includes work for some of the region’s most notable organizations including Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, CEVA Biomune, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, Olathe Health, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Central Missouri. He’s found a unique niche for large complex projects that require extensive coordination and communication.