Thatcher Building for Biological and Biophysical Chemistry

Project Details

Location351 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Date of Completion: December 2012

Owner: University of Utah
Contracting Company: Okland Construction
Project Manager: Jeff Otto

This 50,000 square foot addition to the Eyring Chemistry Building and includes state-of-the-art classrooms, offices, laboratories, and support spaces.  The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver.  The fourth floor includes a 94-seat lecture hall.  The nine labs are dedicated for research in Bio-Analytics, Bio-Physics, and Bio-Organic Chemistry.  Five more labs are designated as teaches labs.  The project included networked lighting control with local control and daylight harvesting.   Service to the building included the addition of a new 2000A switchgear section to the existing service. Custom bussing was designed and installed. A new 750KW Generator provides Life safety power.  It also provides emergency power to research equipment.  The project was originally budgeted from a program with schematic design drawings. Cost increases were due to scope changes including the buildout of an originally shelled third floor.

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