Technical innovation & sustainability: This facility meets the critical HVAC requirements while minimizing access to the holding and procedure rooms by directing air supply and exhaust through the central common corridors. Equipment can be maintained through the central corridor suspended ceilings without compromising the containment barriers of the animal areas. Redundant exterior air handlers with fan wall technology supplies the facility with all alarm systems connected to the owners central control system.
The facility required site design and planning, energy use, water management, material recycling, waste reduction and interior environmental quality to achieve the required systems design. The design and function incorporates Cal-Green and Title 24 compliance. Low or no VOC materials were used throughout the facility with construction waste and recycling controlled in the plant. The building is designed to be re-purposed should future space be consolidated.
Cost effectiveness: After a number of cost and schedule analyses, it was determined that constructing a modular in lieu of conventional methods would not only cut cost by 10 percent but also reduce construction time by 5 months. The construction took only 378 days to complete.
The design team considered all elements of value engineering such as roof top HVAC entry with branching though common corridors. The design includes low-flow fixtures and recyclable caging, eliminating a cage wash which achieved an estimated water savings great
|SOURCE Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc.|
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