MDI Biological Laboratory - Training Lab
This project was delivered in a hybrid way. The owner hired multiple entities to perform the work required to complete the training lab and other infrastructure improvements across campus. The team members had to work closely without having a direct contractual relationship with each other. Selection of collaborative contractors was important for a successful construction season across the campus.
The project was funded by the State of Maine and the Maine Technology Institute. Cost projection and best value was discussed at weekly project meetings, along with in depth coordination between the stake holders in the project.
The structure included steel, engineered lumber, and trusses. The exterior received storefront windows and cement board panels/clapboards and PVC trim to withstand the buildings waterfront environment. The interior includes an elevator surrounded by a stair, kitchen & dining space as well as laboratory casework on the lower level with second floor flex space divided with multiple folding partitions and used for teaching, large presentations, and social gatherings. One side of the second floor has an exterior open air deck accessible to the flex space and dining area.
Architect: Design Group Collaborative