IDIAS/SEPI provided renovation services to convert an existing computer laboratory into a biology laboratory for NC State University in Raleigh, NC. The project involved demolition of interior walls and flooring, installation of new walls, flooring, ceiling tile, mechanical/electrical/plumbing equipment, casework, and countertops.
As an active learning facility, adjacent areas/rooms were occupied during construction. Barriers were employed to separate construction areas from these occupied areas of the building to minimize noise and air quality disturbances.
IDIAS/SEPI also oversaw the installation of new plumbing including water/gas/vacuum piping, valves, sinks, eyewash, water coolers, and hoses; new ventilation equipment and systems including ductwork ventilation/exhaust units, fume hoods, and system controls; and new lighting circuits with new power receptacles and circuits provided.
In addition, communications wiring and equipment was installed and connected to the existing telecom cable tray; fire alarm wiring was installed and tied into the existing system; and new rubber flooring and drop ceilings were installed. Walls were patched, primed, and painted where necessary and new interior walls constructed as-needed.