Patient/Animal Care Facilities & Laboratories
Renovate NIH Bayview AAALAC Laboratory
EGI was the general contractor tasked with providing a variety of architectural and mechanical upgrades at the specialized NIH Bayview animal laboratory. The comprehensive renovation was required for the laboratory to meet the stringent standards of, and receive accreditation from, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
The scope of work included demolition, mildew removal, drywall repair, painting, ceiling grid and tile installation, MEP upgrades, and installation of specialized equipment. Work was performed in a secure area. EGI conformed to all requirements of working in quarantined laboratory areas.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Emergency and Standby Power
EGI furnished and installed emergency generators and related electrical equipment to supply the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with power in the event of an electrical outage. The initial work involved installing underground electrical infrastructure, site clearing, and pouring of concrete pads to support the new equipment. A crane was required to lift and set the 51,000 lb generator. Finally, the new emergency equipment was tied into the facility’s existing electrical systems. Exterior work included security fencing and landscaping. The total scope included installation of four emergency generators ranging in size from 350KW to 1,000KW.
National Zoo Life-Safety Upgrades
EGI was the prime contractor for this series of projects carried out at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. These projects included installation of fire suppression systems and permitting of utilities, demolition, sitework, installation of highly technical equipment, and complex scheduling issues to accommodate the public traffic and nature of the Zoo, as well as many animal-specific concerns.
Slate Hill Barn and Utility Loop Renovation
EGI was the prime contractor to perform renovations and utility upgrades at an historic barn located at the National Zoo Conservation and Research Center. The scope of work included replacement of doors and windows, general carpentry, replacement of electrical system, structural repairs, new roofing, life-safety systems, painting, and security.
Greenhill Barn Restoration
EGI was the prime contractor for the restoration of the Greenhill and Waller Barns at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Parks Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, VA. General rehabilitation and restoration on these animal facilities included plumbing, electrical, and mechanical improvements; doors and window replacement; roof replacement; fencing; concrete and stone; masonry; interior and exterior architectural repairs; and the installation of specialty animal care equipment.
NIH BSL-2 BioLab Design-Build
EGI was the prime contractor on this design/build project to renovate and relocate a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) Lab. EGI managed and constructed this complex project to renovate an existing bio-lab and to build a new Tissue Culture Lab within the existing lab. The project consisted of reconfiguring existing space, MEP, millwork, casework, and architectural finishes. The scope also included the installation of highly sensitive laboratory equipment including refrigerators, incubators, exhaust hoods, and emergency decontamination stations. Due to the nature of the project, it was critical that EGI effectively managed design coordination, submittal, and review to keep the project on schedule and ensure that the finished project was BSL-2 compliant.