Medical Devices

  • ORNL's Advanced Microscopy Laboratory Houses Next-Generation Electron Microscopes


    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has long been known for its competencies in energy, life sciences, neutron sciences, advanced materials, national security, and high-performance computing. But equally important was its undertaking of a $4.5-million building project to house the nation's largest concentration of the most advanced and sensitive electron microscopes. The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) is part of a $300-million modernization program that will maintain the laboratory as one of the world's leading scientific research centers.

  • Solutions to Managing Construction Cost Escalation


    Too many owners have recently discovered that construction budgets developed prior to 2004 are inadequate. Add in the effects of last year's hurricane season plus the cost of petroleum-based products, and capital project decision-making has reached a crisis point.

  • Solutions to Big Machine Research Equipment Design and Installation


    Big machine research equipment can lead to major advances in medical treatments and discoveries of new technologies and products. Using the equipment can yield tremendous research rewards, but designing and installing the room-sized instruments is not for the faint of heart. It requires precision and expertise to design and install equipment capable of performing at the highest level of efficiency required to produce optimum results.

  • Guidant Corp. Expands Southern California Facilities


    Indianapolis-based Guidant Corp. will expand its footprint in Temecula, Calif., with the construction of two buildings totaling approximately 300,000 sf.

  • University of South Florida Breaks Ground on Center for Advanced Learning & Simulation


    The University of South Florida (USF) will break ground in spring of 2006 on the 70,000-sf Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation at the University Research Park in Tampa.

  • GE Healthcare Completes Wauwatosa Facility


    GE Healthcare is nearing completion of its new four-story, 506,000-sf facility located in the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa.

  • Biovalve Technologies Expands Westborough R&D Operations


    Biovalve Technologies, a manufacturer of drug-delivery systems, will expand its 23,500-sf research and development facility in Westborough, Mass., by 40,000 sf to 45,000 sf.

  • South Pole Research Station Nears Completion


    In January 2005, the new 65,000-sf Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was finally enclosed, shutting out the harshest elements the earth can conjure. That leaves only the interior finish work before the $168-million upgrade to the facilities and communications infrastructure is substantially completed in 2006.

  • BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems Expands Manufacturing Plant


    BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems , a maker of medical technology products, will broke ground on a $33.5-million addition to its Columbus, Ohio, manufacturing plant October 13, 2005.

  • Wright Medical Technology Relocates to Shelby County


    Wright Medical Technology is planning to relocate from Arlington to a 285,000-sf building in Shelby County, TN, that formerly housed the headquarters of Concord EFS. The new facility will accommodate Wright's corporate headquarters, R&D, and administration.