CPPI Completes Biology Field Research Center at UCF
Orlando, Fla. – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) recently completed an 8,000 square-foot renovation of Building 92, also known as the Biology Field Research Center, on the main campus of the University of Central Florida.
The existing, unused biology building was brought up to code to house flammable storage (specimens). It now has a two-hour rated Flammable Storage Room, Processing Lab, Growth Chamber, Field Work Area, and Class Laboratory.
The Flammable Storage required dedicated exhaust and a 5,000-gallon underground waste holding tank, which made for an intricate installation due to the area’s very high water table.
The facility is also now conditioned by an all-new outdoor air-handling unit, indoor split-system Air Conditioning unit, and two high-plume exhaust fans. A backup generator and a Growth Chamber were also installed.
The building will serve as a Biology Lab and Classroom with Flammable Storage (Specimens) for the UCF Biology Department.
The project was completed in partnership with RLF Architects.
Ranked one of Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top Contractors,” Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of the Southeast’s largest privately held construction firms. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI performs a wide range of design-build, construction management and general contracting services, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.