State of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory

Iowa City, IA

Iowa_SHL1University of Iowa Research Park
Iowa City, IA
Project Size 120,000 SF

Project Description:
Facility Dynamics Engineering provided commissioning services to the state of Iowa for the new Hygienic Laboratory. The laboratory was created to study various diseases and to protect the health and environment for citizens of the state of Iowa. The new 120,000 sf facility includes bio-safety level 3 (BSL3) critical containment laboratories, offices, and administrative areas.

The Laboratory’s Disease Control Division provides essential diagnostic testing and services for communicable disease control. The staff provides diagnostic services for rabies, sexually transmitted diseases, and other pathogens. The facility also oversees the Iowa Neonatal Metabolic Screening Program and the Environmental Quality Division. The project received a LEED Gold certification from the USGBC.

Systems commissioned include:

  • HVAC Systems
    • Air Handling Units
    • Unit Heaters
    • Laboratory/Specialty Exhaust Systems
    • Variable Air Volume Terminal Units
    • Chillers
    • Cooling Towers
    • Heat Exchangers
  • Control Systems
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