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

FL Department of Ag. Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Ajax was 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 constructed a new office/laboratory facility on a forested site adjacent to the existing laboratory complex.  The new facility includes 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 were included.  New covered walkways connecting the new building with the existing building tie the two together.  Finally, the site was also designed for a possible future expansion for emergency vehicle storage.