Client:Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Location :Kissimmee, FL
Budget :$9,658,705
Architect :RS&H, Inc.
Completion :June 2019

FL Department of Ag. Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Ajax has been selected to expand the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bronson Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in Central Florida.  This facility houses the Division of Animal Industry which is responsible for enforcing animal health regulations in Florida, as well as protecting the state from animal pests and diseases which could have major economic and public health consequences.

Ajax will construct a new office/laboratory facility on a forested site adjacent to the existing laboratory complex.  The new facility will include laboratory space for virology, bacteriology, serology, histology, IHC, clinical pathology, and lab equipment compatible with BSL-2 guidelines.  In addition, new utilities, parking, and storm water provisions will be included.  New covered walkways connecting the new building with the existing building will tie the two together.  Finally, the site is also being designed for a possible future expansion for emergency vehicle storage.

CURRENT STATUS (AS OF 6/10/19)

Throughout the month of May; installation of LVT flooring, signage, toilet compartments & accessories in the facility has been completed. Installation of the fire alarm system has been executed and inspected. Delivery and installation of the owner furnished fume hood from the existing campus has been completed. Installation of window roller shades, ceiling grid & tile, and specialty ceiling located in the lobby has been executed. Installation of striping, exterior signage, fencing, dumpster gates & fixed gates has been completed. Placement of lighting fixtures has been completed in the lobby area; wire terminations for site lighting has been completed. Generator has been placed and is fully functional. Installation of the remaining interior doors has been completed. Substantial completion walk-through was held on 5/29/19.