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Consigli Completes New Research Facility for The Jackson Laboratory

Bar Harbor -

The Jackson Laboratory new Importation/Isolation Facility constructed by Consigli - photography by Sandy Agrafiotis

BAR HARBOR -  Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announces that it has completed construction of the new 22,500 square-foot Importation/Isolation Facility for The Jackson Laboratory.
Located within the biomedical research giant’s 43-acre campus, one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, the three-story facility accommodates expanding research needs and will receive new test specimens of genetically defined mice prior to introducing them into sterile laboratory environments. Building within The Jackson Laboratory’s operational research campus, Consigli adhered to advanced measures of construction in order to meet stringent requirements for cleanliness and disease control. The complexity of the project necessitated the use of 3-D mechanical coordination and clash detection systems to expedite the procurement process and installation of building systems.
“We worked very closely with The Jackson Laboratory to carefully integrate the construction schedule within their experiment schedules,” said David Thomas, Consigli Project Executive. “Extensive exterior site work was conducted only three days per week to allow ‘quiet days’ for ongoing research in neighboring buildings.”
Designed by RMW architecture & interiors of Sacramento, California, the new $6 million facility includes cryopreservation storage, laboratory and support areas, animal distribution facilities and a locker room. Mechanical and electrical engineering services were provided by WBRC A/E in Bangor and structural engineering services were provided by Becker Structural in Portland.
About Consigli
Consigli, a fourth generation family-owned business, established in 1905, is a full-service construction manager and general contractor serving academic, healthcare, institutional, corporate, landmark restoration and federal clients throughout New England and New York State. A leader in sustainable construction practices, Consigli is consistently ranked in the national Top 100 Green Contractors by Engineering News-Record Magazine. With offices in Portland, ME, Milford, MA and Enfield, CT, Consigli has been recognized as one of the best places to work by The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and Mainebiz. For more information, visit www.consigli.com.

About The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance health. Our mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research for the global biomedical community. The Jackson Laboratory is the world’s source for more than 5,500 strains of genetically defined mice, home of the Mouse Genome Database and many other publicly available information resources, and an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education. For more information, visit www.jax.org

For More Information:

Contact Name: Helen Novak

Telephone Number: (508)458-0478

Website: http://consigli.com

Email: hnovak@consigli.com