One of our original projects with The University of Toledo was to bring a Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory into compliance with Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization regulations. The initial project included relocating the HEPA bag-in/bag-out air filter assembly, which protects facility personnel and the general public from hazardous materials. JDI also reconfigured the exhaust ductwork to provide negative pressure within the building and relocated the exhaust fan assembly. A steam autoclave was added within the BSL-3 suite.
In a subsequent project, the work flow was altered to provide for BSL-3 animal holding areas. The room pressurization was adjusted and redundant exhaust fans added and relocated on the roof. These alterations to the facility and exhaust system provided necessary redundancy at a cost savings. JDI provided full architectural, mechanical and electrical engineering services on this project.
In 2021, JDI is assisting UT with a conceptual design for renovating the Health Education Building to accommodate an expanded BSL3 laboratory, a new BSL2 laboratory, and new animal housing.