VIVARIUM ASSESSMENT

LOCATION: NEW JERSEY

CLIENT: PHARMACEUTICAL

MARKET SECTOR: SCI-TECH 

 


THE OPPORTUNITY

To create a master plan to repurpose an existing vivarium facility that would allow subcontracted parties to use area for research purposes.

THE CHALLENGE
To create environments for appropriate animal species that required separate spaces.


THE PS&S SOLUTION

PS&S prepared a facility assessment study for Confidential Client. The study involved canine and small rodent housing along with the required wash, storage and support spaces. The study focused on the buildings infrastructure and the ability to maximize the occupancy. A review of the facility covered HVAC systems, sewer systems, water supply, automated watering systems, finishes and emergency power.

Two alternate designs were developed to maximize either rodents or canine. Evaluation discussed the pros and cons of kennels vs. cages along with required enrichment space. Storage of materials and separated loading docks were discussed for issues regarding AAALAC.



RELATED PROJECTS

VIVARIUM FACILITY RENOVATION

VIVARIUM LOADING DOCK

VIVARIUM

 

DISCIPLINES INVOLVED

ARCHITECTURE

CIVIL

MEPF

PROCESS DESIGN