Tarlton and joint venture partner Gilbane performed preconstruction and construction services for this major new research facility accommodating 250 researchers in more than 60 laboratories.
Extensive planning measures kept the surrounding buildings fully operational during the construction of the steel-framed facility. Coordination between project teams was imperative given that the building houses highly complex HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. The project was one of the largest sheet metal jobs in the St. Louis area, using 860,000 pounds of sheet metal.
The project team employed LEED Silver requirements as a baseline for the building, which won a Pfizer Building Award in 2008. Architects and engineers at Kling Stubbins designed the building.