Phase I - JE Dunn, in association with Story Construction, provided preconstruction services along side with INVISION Architecture to deliver this renovation and expansion of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) and food animal teaching hospital at Iowa State University. The project includes 118,400 square feet of new space and renovation of the existing biosecurity area within the VDL.
The new expansion included an imaging area with an MRI and other state of the art radiology equipment, surgical suites with medical gas and vacuum systems, intensive care with a nurse monitoring station, isolation wards, treatment rooms, and a large sorting pen with holding stalls. Our MEP staff worked side-by-side with the design engineers to maximize the constructability and efficiency of the mechanical and electrical systems for the expansion. This included both the systems within the new building and the connections needed to allow the building to be tied into the existing campus chilled water and steam loops.
Phase II - This project included the remodel and construction of a 126,945-square-foot, 2-story addition that will serve as the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Hospital. The renovated areas included surgery, intensive care, treatment areas, exam rooms, specialty clinics, and animal housing and support spaces. The companion animal imaging areas were built in unfinished shell space created in Phase I. The addition area houses a 2-story faculty/administration office block. A separate service building houses office, storage, and a garage space for field services vehicles. The project is LEED Gold certified.