IMPROVEMENT OF ANIMAL FACILITY

  • VandeBerg, John L (PI)

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    DESCRIPTION (Provided by applicant): The objective of this application is to
    provide emergency electrical power capability for buildings used to house NHPs
    and to perform experimental and clinical procedures with these animals. The
    primate housing areas include both conventional and Animal Biosafety Level 2
    (ABSL2) conditions. The procedures areas include treatment rooms, surgical
    suites, x-ray rooms, ultrasound room, densitometry room, neonatal intensive
    care unit, necropsy, pathology laboratories and tissue samples storage. The
    primary use of these areas is for research purposes (approximately 80 percent)
    with the remaining use being the clinical care of primates. Four emergency
    power generators, each driven by a diesel engine, will be installed and
    electrically connected to four power circuits. These circuits provide
    electricity to approximately 60,000 sq. ft. spread over nine buildings.
    Obtaining emergency power capability will respond to and AAALAC, Int. finding;
    but, more importantly, will protect against a potential catastrophic loss of
    animals and research results consequent to power outages. Additionally, the
    emergency power capability will prevent a potential compromise in
    biocontainment conditions due to loss of power for heating, ventilation, and
    air-conditioning (HVAC) units. There will be no architectural or engineering
    renovation of the nine buildings. No movable equipment is requested.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date2/1/021/31/05

    Funding

    • National Institutes of Health: $492,227.00

    ASJC

    • Medicine(all)

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