Medical School Facilities: Research Project Highlights
BSRB EXPANSION PROJECT
- 20,000 gross square feet converted to research support space
- Substantial completion & commissioning: Fall 2022
- Phased occupancy beginning Q1 2023 to include:
- Michigan Neuroscience Institute/ behavioral space (including the MBNI building)
- Germ Free (from the LSI building)
A project to install three generators providing power backup for critical research loads within the MSRB Complex is underway.
- The project is expected to be operational in phases, through late winter 2022 and spring 2023.
- Includes over 2 miles of conduit and natural gas piping.
- Equivalent capability to back up power for over 500 singe family homes.
- Phase 1 which provides backup power in the MSRB buildings, is 90% complete. All three permanent generators are now in place.
- Phase 1 substantial completion and commissioning: Early CY 2023
- Phase 2 includes (3) substations in addition to backup power generators for Med Sci 1 and Med Sci 2. Phase 2 is currently in design.
- Phase 2 to go to bid in 2023 with completion in 2025.
- 500kW Generac Generator located on the roof of Med School Dock #2
- This generator weights approximately 15,000 lbs.
- 600kW Generac Generator located on the roof of MSRB2
- This generator weights approximately 22,000 lbs.
- 600kW Generac Generator located on Grade to the west of MSRB3.
- This generator weights approximately 30,000 lbs.
MSRB 2 DOCK EXPANSION
The MSRB2 dock is the main delivery point servicing all research activities within MSRB 1,2 & 3, Med Sci 1 & 2, ARF, THSL and Buhl
- $1.8M project budget completed in June of 2022
- Increased from 4 bays and ~2,000 GSF to 6 bays and ~3,000 GSF
- Improved safety features, climate and lighting controls
- Increased M-SHIP capabilities and services
- Over 2,000 parcels delivered per week
- As of December 5th, 2022 M-SHIP has shipped 2,130 hazardous packages
- Since M-SHIP has begun at the Medical School, there have been zero hazardous shipping fines incurred
* M-SHIP is a packaging and shipping service for dangerous goods/hazardous materials and dry ice packages
LAB RENOVATION PROJECTS
Benefits of Lab Renovation
- Provides flexible casework and infrastructure to support the evolving needs of a highly productive research environment
- Addresses safety and maximizes occupancy and space utilization
- Supports retention and recruiting efforts
- Convert outdated wet labs into better utilized spaces
When to Renovate a Lab
- Space has been recently vacated after being occupied for a substantial period of time
- Space has been reassigned and will require changes to the existing layout to accommodate needs
- The space is in poor condition and exists within a building that is not planned for near term, large scale renovation
Lab Renovation Scope Includes:
- Replace flooring and wall base
- Replace casework with flexible, standard casework (Fisher Scientific painted metal with Trespa tops) with ability to be re-purposed
- Reroute lab utilities to overhead panels above new casework (for flexibility)
- HVAC controls upgrade (building-dependent, ECM)
- Occupancy sensors where applicable (ECM)
- Re-lamp existing light fixtures with LED lamps (ECM)
- Replace shelving with Trespa if existing are aged or wood core
- Patch and paint
- Replace ceiling tiles as required
- Address any safety and/or compliance issues such as GFCI outlets, eyewash, or similar deficiencies
- Office/lab furniture replacement as required
- Equipment hookup and considerations as required
- Relocate desks from wet lab benches to dry space where feasible
Med Sci 1 – B/D Wing Renovation
- 55,000 gross square feet
- Renovation to address aging infrastructure and obsolete space
- Refreshes a key main entrance and creates a collaboration hub
- Converts space into a dynamic, flexible dry research and computational hub
- Construction will start in 2023 and will complete in 2025
- Includes solutions that support University carbon neutrality goals
- Level 3 occupancy complete (Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute)
- Floors 1 and 2 occupancy programming underway