Clayco to Break Ground on New Washington University School of Medicine Research Facility - Clayco

Clayco to Break Ground on New Washington University School of Medicine Research Facility

Clayco to Break Ground on New Washington University School of Medicine Research Facility

Facility is Largest Pure Lab Research Facility in St. Louis to be Constructed in Six Years

ST. LOUIS (June 18, 2013) – Clayco, Inc. will begin work on the new research center at the Washington University School of Medicine at the end of the month. The project is expected to be complete and ready for use by spring, 2015.

This is the largest pure lab research facility constructed in the area since 2007, meaning that research carried out here will aim to increase the understanding of fundamental principles of medical science and not produce immediate commercial benefits. The lab will help Washington University continue groundbreaking research in the fields of genetics and genome sciences. The structure will contain a full basement and house genetics, genome science, systems biology, internal medicine and developmental biology. The facility will stand at six stories tall and measure 209,000 gross square feet.

“Clayco is excited to be involved with this project for the school of medicine,” said Rick Moeckel, Senior Project Manager at Clayco. “There is an air of excitement with this project because we get to be a part of something that will help people do their jobs better and improve medical science.”

The structure will have a unitized curtain wall that will make it stand out on campus. Unitized curtain walls allow quality control within interior walls and provide lower field installation costs. The building will also use prefabricated stone panels and a reinforced concrete structure.

“It will be a challenge and opportunity to work in the heart of the medical school campus,” said Moeckel. “We will have to work around the exiting utilities, but current and prospective students will be able to see the work in progress. This will add to the excitement to start studying in the new facility.”

The research facility will be constructed following the guidelines for LEED silver certification which includes regulations on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Partners in this project include Goody Clancy, Christner Inc, Jacobs Consultancy, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Genesis and OES.