The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is an institute within the National Institutes of Health that leads research to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. In support of this mission, NIAID desired to revert Room 2E13B into a Tissue Culture lab which will be used for critical COVID-19 research.
The new space included the installation of Mass Spectrometer equipment and other laboratory equipment provided by NIH, so the space had to be designed to meet the manufacturer’s requirements. The lab design met the NIAID end-user requirements and the standards outlined in the NIH Design Requirements Manual (DRM).
The project included architectural, installation of laboratory casework, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and electronic safety and security scopes of work.