IN THE NEWS
Science & Research Design Group Leaders Present at Turnkey 2013
Turnkey Conference, Baltimore Hilton
April 16 & 17
Current Trends in Multi-Species Housing and Research Facilities
Recent years have seen significant growth in the use of multi-species research facilities. This has been driven by several factors including capturing the economies associated with consolidating animal care as well as expansion of research requiring work with varied animal types. Three case studies will be presented to provide examples of planning strategies, mechanical design, and design features that are integral to the success of a flexible multi-species facility. These are recent projects with housing solutions for rodents, large animals, and aquatics. This session will concentrate on strategies that allow for flexibility in material flow, changes in environmental needs for varied species, and flexibility in animal care requirements.
Presenters: Shawn Diederich, PE, LEED AP; Phil Walter, PE, LEED AP; and Andrew Stepp
Missouri S&T to break ground on Bertelsmeyer Hall April 18
Missouri University of Science and Technology officials and alumni will break ground this month on the campus's new chemical and biochemical engineering building, James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall; a facility designed by The Clark Enersen Partners Science & Research Design Group.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18th, on the northwest corner of State and 11th streets, adjacent to the Chancellor's Residence on the Missouri S&T campus. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend and join our staff in celebrating this landmark project.
The building is named in honor of Missouri S&T graduate James E. Bertelsmeyer of Tulsa, who donated $5 million toward the construction of the facility. Bertelsmeyer, the retired founder, chair and chief executive officer of Heritage Propane Partners in Tulsa, earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1966. He is a past president of the Miner Alumni Association, a member and past chair of the Missouri S&T Academy of Chemical Engineers, and a member of S&T's Order of the Golden Shillelagh and the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees.
Ribbon Cutting for Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center
A ribbon cutting was held as part of the dedication of the new Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture; a facility designed by The Clark Enersen Partners Science & Research Design Group.
The New Education Center is a single-story building totaling 26,440 GSF. The Education Center contains the Horticulture Department offices and associated support spaces. Additionally, the Education Center houses teaching laboratories, supporting the horticulture and agronomy programs, general classrooms, and a large lecture hall. The Education Center also consolidated Information Technology Services, currently dispersed on Campus.
The Veterinary Tech Expansion involved the complete renovation of 3,670 square feet in the Animal Holding addition constructed in 1979. In addition, the project razed the east wing of the existing Dairy Barn and then renovated the remaining 2,250 GSF. An addition to the east of 7,480 GSF fulfills the program requirements and a new circulation corridor consolidates and unites the Animal Holding Building, Dairy Barn, and the existing Vet Hospital into a single facility. The Veterinary Tech Expansion improves and expands the Campus' previous Animal Holding facilities. The new facility contains spaces for the housing and care of the Campus' existing animal populations, while creating contemporary Necropsy and Sterilization Facilities. The historic Dairy Barn houses a Simulated Veterinary Clinic and associated support spaces.
The new facility will not only increase the College's capacity to produce more students that return to their communities as farmers/ranchers and business owners, but also increase the quality of living and the learning atmosphere at NCTA.
Science Building Groundbreaking at Columbia College
The Clark Enersen Partners Science & Research Design Group leaders participated in groundbreaking ceremonies at Columbia College on May 3rd for the future science building. Working in associations with a local Columbia, Missouri architecture firm, The Clark Enersen Partners Science & Research Design Group provided laboratory planning and comprehensive engineering design for the new 53,000 SF science building.
Envisioned nearly a decade ago, the new science building will unify all the College's science-related programs under one roof -- biology, chemistry, forensic and environmental science, and nursing. The two-story science building has been designed to promote interaction among students and faculty, and unify the architecture of the adjacent buildings while also incorporating green technology to demonstrate environmental stewardship and model environmental construction principles. For the first time, all faculty members teaching science and nursing will not be spread out in four buildings on campus but be in one location, where they can interact and collaborate daily with students and each other.
The design incorporates natural light from skylights in corridors that will lead people out of the central area either north along the laboratory wing containing general biology, chemistry and anatomy and physiology or west into the faculty office area. At the ends of these corridors are smaller areas where students can meet and study. The laboratory spaces are laid out as flexible modules that can be modified as the needs of science education evolve.
The building is expected to open by the beginning of the 2013 fall semester and house all college science programs, now spread throughout campus but particularly in Robnett-Spence Hall, which opened as an infirmary in 1969.
· 52,033 square feet
· 126-seat auditorium
· Five general laboratories: two biology, one chemistry, one physical science and one anatomy/physiology
· Eight advanced laboratories: nursing, forensics, three advanced biology and three advanced chemistry
· Five additional classrooms, including one dedicated to forensic science