Future-facing vivarium upgrades for neuroscience, genetics, infectious diseases, and immunology

September 26-27, 2022
Dejan Bratun, PE, LEED AP
Director, Capital Project Management

Rapidly expanding programs in neuroscience, genetics, infectious diseases, and immunology are demanding more capacity, more capability, more flexibility, and more efficiency from animal research facilities, a dynamic which is quickly obsoleting yesterday’s vivaria and operating models. Dejan Bratun details a vivarium gut renovation at Columbia University Medical Center delivering 12,000-sf of procedure rooms, germ-free area, BSL 1 and 2 holding rooms, dual autoclaves, cage and rack washers. He also examines performance, reliability, and efficiency rationales for a new, dedicated, HVAC system with 175 tonne chiller, 65,000 CFM new AHU and heat recovery unit.

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 10:25am-10:50am