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 2/5/19)

Throughout the month of January; priming and application of the exterior textured coatings has been completed. Prepping, forming and pour of remaining hardscape/sidewalk has been executed. Prepping, forming and pour of tank and dumpster enclosure is in progress. Installation of interior drywall on one side in the lab areas has been accomplished. Ductwork has begun return systems run and pressure testing. Insulation of all Mechanical, plumbing and electrical piping is ongoing. Priming and application of first coat of interior paint along in the office areas is completed. Placement of curb, first lift of asphalt and the installation of the North & South canopy storefront has been executed. Installation of exterior doors and overhead door has been completed; storefront entry doors installation is forthcoming. Installation of roof curbing is underway in preparation of delivery of RTU units. Completion of roofing system is currently in progress as installation of coping has begun.