Pernix Group has complete management of the construction for a nanotechnology laboratory in the Research Park area of Texas A&M University. This project was originally designed as a two-story building. The 35,040 SF first floor housing traditional laboratory space as well as mobile clean room (MCR) laboratories, and the 16,190 SF second floor completed as core and shell only for future use. However, this design-bid-build construction project became a design-assist construction project when the University decided to add another floor to the building. This decision to add an additional floor included the complete build-out of the second floor for additional open plan workstations and administrative offices, and the addition and build-out of a 16,190 SF third floor for offices, meeting and conference spaces, brought the total building area to 67,420 SF.

The second floor space was built to accommodate a future laboratory, complete with all of the necessary electrical, mechanical and plumbing required, should the University decide to finish this space. During construction, the University decided to make this lab conversion from ordinary space within the flow of the construction schedule. The prefabricated stainless steel MCRs, manufactured in Wisconsin and transported in split pairs, arrived for move-in and assembly in two shifts in mid-November and December 2014.

In March, the University hosted a Symposium held on the just completed 3rd floor. To accommodate this special event, Pernix planned in advance to re-sequence the order of completion for the floors from 1-2-3 to 1-3-2. This was a challenge due to the complexity of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems required.

Substantial Completion of the project was reached on April 13, 2015. Today, the University has a state-of-the-art research laboratory operating under multiple disciplines, a mobile clean room wing, and offices spaces throughout the facility.

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  • Owner:DDM Group - ERB A&M Partners, LLC
  • Location:Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
  • Project Type:Construction, Design-Bid-Build