The design-build team of KBR Building Group and Clark Nexsen was charged with programming, designing and constructing Medicago's 97,000-sq-ft research and production center in just 12 months. The Medicago USA Vaccine Research Facility, Production Facility and Greenhouse in Durham, N.C., focuses on commercial-grade vaccines derived from plants—including a relative of the tobacco plant. The facility features a 27,000-sq-ft greenhouse, headhouse, laboratories and office space.
To meet the aggressive schedule, the building team used a system of staged site plan and permitting approvals, and monitored the schedule on a daily basis. The project's safety record included just one recordable incident.
Owner: Medicago USA, Durham, N.C.
Contractor: KBR Building Group, Charlotte, N.C.
Architect/Engineer: Clark Nexsen Architects and Engineers, Charlotte, N.C.
Submitted by KBR Building Group