FT. SAM HOUSTON FOOD ANALYSIS & DIAGNOSTICS LABORATORY CASE STUDY

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PROJECT SCOPE DETAILS

END USER DoD FADL Diagnostics Section – Army Public Health Center
PROJECT SIZE $2.2 Million
LAB SIZE 40,000 sq. ft. – LEED Silver Renovation

LARGEST FOOD & DRUG DIAGNOSTICS LAB IN THE U.S.

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After the U.S. invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military canines capable of sniffing out improvised explosive devices were poisoned. The U.S. Army reasoned that if the enemy could poison dogs, they can poison soldiers. And if they can do it there, perhaps they can do it in the U.S. as well. Tasked with building the nation’s largest food diagnostic laboratory, the Corps of Engineers, as part of the Bush administration’s overall emphasis on biocontainment, needed a quick laboratory furniture solution.

PROBLEM

A competitive lab casework vendor was declared to be in default on the $2 million+ job, forcing the GC to cancel the contract. The Army Lab was now cautious and wondered if Formaspace could perform on such a tight timeline. The Army’s lab space featured challenging building conditions including a very uneven floor, wavy walls, and new walls that misaligned with architectural drawings.

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SOLUTION

The Formaspace team attended weekly construction meetings and delivered on-time without a single damaged cabinet on a $2.2 million project. Due to our outstanding performance, Formaspace was asked to also complete work such as mechanical requirements that were outside of the original scope. Formaspace furnished the lab with
Formaspace casework, modular bench solutions, mobile pedestals, epoxy sinks, eyewash stations, and upper cabinetry.

RESULTS

The furniture for the largest Food & Drug Diagnostics Lab in America was designed, manufactured, and delivered on time, liquidated damages avoided, and Formaspace was awarded a 10/10 satisfaction score from our client, who has become one of our closest government partners.

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