MONONA, Iowa, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For its innovative modular Biomedical Research building in Bay Area, California, Art's-Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) 2014 Award of Distinction.
With competition in over 30 categories, MBI's contest is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program for MBI members, which include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers.
"This project is an excellent example the capability of our team," said Dan Palmer, President of Art's Way Scientific. "We are pleased that it has been chosen for this prestigious award."
Contest entries are relocatable, permanent, and renovated modular buildings as well as industry marketing pieces. The Art's Way construction won first place in the Permanent Modular Building Design category for healthcare facilities over 5,000 square feet.
Each entry is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects, engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, and cost effectiveness, including energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. The biomedical facility excelled in all three criteria.
Architectural excellence: The 21,324 square-foot facility was part of a major campus project. This facility consists of over 90 percent vivarium space with 24,000 cages. It also contains office and mechanical, electrical and plumbing areas as well as shower and break room space.
The building had to meet a variety of codes and standards including the American's with Disabilities Act, Cal-Green, Campus Standards and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Animal space was made with seamless, anti-bacterial fiberglass reinforced epoxy coating system, Sika epoxy flooring and fib
|SOURCE Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc.|
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