The University of Georgia has selected Gilbane as the design-builder for the renovation and modernization of its College of Veterinary Medicine's 73,000-sf Animal Health Research Center, a BSL-3 Ag facility in Athens, Ga. The $35-million project includes reconstruction of laboratories, large animal suites, and support spaces to meet current codes; and upgrades to the existing building layout, security, systems, and functions. Gilbane will provide overall project management and construction management to successfully deliver the building, including coordinating and conducting program validation. The company has also retained biocontainment specialists CUH2A Smith Carter for design and engineering services. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2006.