The project included 3.5 acres of site development, including 500 linear feet of steam tunnel. It features laboratory spaces, animal holding areas, incinerator, vehicle wash/bay, autoclaves, sterilizers and fume hoods. The lab spaces are specialized for areas such as molecular diagnostics, virology, microbiology, bacteriology, serology, pathology and necropsy.
Laboratory-grade finishes such as casework, finishes, stainless steel, epoxy flooring, rubber flooring are included for enhanced durability. The MEP-critical project features BSL Level 3 laboratories and very specific laboratory finishes.
The team faced multiple phases and worked around harsh winters in South Dakota. With many sustainable features, the facility has achieved LEED Silver certification.