UC Irvine Medical Center, Building 55 Research Lab Renovation

  • Location

    Irvine, CA
  • Project Dates

    November 2018 - January 2020
  • Construction Cost

    $8 million
  • Delivery Method

    Design-Build
  • Market

    Laboratory
    Healthcare
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  • An extensive modernization for vivarium spaces and labs at UCI Medical Center

  • Project Overview

    Building 55 is a four-story research building with AAALAC-accredited Vivarium spaces in the basement and lab spaces on the upper floors. This renovation includes replacement of the roof, major rooftop mechanical equipment, zone-level terminal units and control upgrade in Shanbrom Hall, Building 55 at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA.

  • Solution

    The project includes the demolition and removal of the existing roof and mechanical equipment, installation of new roof, insulation, drains, rooftop chilled water air handling units and associated chillers, rooftop exhaust fan systems, and interior laboratory controls upgrades with ductwork replacements. Project alternates include centralized demand control ventilation, interior and exterior lighting upgrades, cold room renovations and interior upgrades such as painting and flooring. Besides MEP design services, we also provided architectural consulting, structural engineering and wind engineering services for this design-build project.