LABORATORY/RESEARCH

University Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research

Broaddus & Associates served as project manager on multiple design and construction contracts for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) to assist in the implementation of its $2B capital program. This included the Keeling Comparative Medicine and Research Building (CMRB), in Bastrop, TX.

This 99,469 GSF research facility provides basic research laboratories, education space, primate research laboratories, pathology support, various site and infrastructure upgrades and a BSL-3 nonagricultural laboratory. The CMRB project is aesthetically consistent with the reserved theme of the Bastrop campus to account for security and privacy requirements. 

In order to accommodate specialized research, the facility requires allowance for temperature control within 2 degrees and humidity control within 10%. Lighting is provided by high-tech tubular fixtures and skylights, which allows for circadian studies. Select facilities include tropical plantings along a waterfall that mimics a wildlife habitat.

During construction, Broaddus & Associates played a significant role in managing changes to the scope and coordinating construction efforts to meet an accelerated schedule for arrival of specialized equipment and resources. Our staff was on the project site at all times, including holidays, leading up to meeting the scheduled delivery dates for the building.

In addition to our project management responsibilities, Broaddus & Associates also played a major role in coordinating the commissioning effort for the unique requirements of the facility.