Project: University of Florida – Biomedical Research Laboratory
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Owner: University of Florida
Construction Cost: $3.0 Million
Project Size: 11,200 SF
Completion: September 2011

Completed an interior and exterior refit of the former UF Child Crisis Center to provide nine laboratory suites, tissue culture area, dark room/microcopy area, Principal Investigators (PI) / laboratory manager offices, graduate student tech areas, new stairs, and a new elevator wing.

All existing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were removed and replaced with new systems, including upgrading to a 480 volt system.The HVAC system was changed from roof top units to a chilled / heated water system. Additionally, Perry-McCall installed an emergency generator and a new fire sprinkler system.

As part of the refit, Perry-McCall identified potential areas of water intrusion, and determined what remedial work was required to maintain a waterproof envelope. Numerous exterior windows, doors, and frames had to be replaced, along with replacing the old roof with a new built-up roof system. Old caulking around penetration had to be removed and replaced, and the entire building’s exterior stucco was re-coated after all the exterior repairs were completed.

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