Bayer Microbiology Laboratory
Client: Bayer Corporation
Architect: GEZ Architects & Engineers
This project consisted of a new HVAC system, fire sprinklers, and utilities. Utilities included instrument air, liquid nitrogen, gaseous nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and deionized water. The HVAC system was upgraded to maintain Class 100,000 cleanroom standards. Terminal HEPA filters were certified to meet design air changes. Laminar flow hoods, CO incubators, and centrifuges were purchased and installed. A pass-through door was constructed for transfer of materials to be tested in the Virology Lab. This pass-through is complete with fusible link to meet fire codes. The laboratory was designed and constructed for one-hour fire rating. The roof was structurally modified to provide support for a new chiller. Room pressure monitors and recorders were installed through a PC system that interlocks with the facility alarm. Oxygen sensors were installed to monitor the oxygen level in the lab.