The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected McCarthy as construction manager for a high-containment continuity laboratory at the Roybal Campus in Atlanta. Developed as part of CDC’s 2025 master plan, the 160,000-sq-ft multistory research building will have the highest-rated level of biological safety. The facility will feature high-efficiency particulate air filters for supply and exhaust air, air-pressure resistant doors, pressure cascade zoning, effluent collection and treatment, and pressure decay tested coatings and penetrations. The facility will accommodate approximately 80 laboratory researchers. The HCCL will be one of three facilities in the world designed and certified to facilitate diagnostic research on specific, select viruses. The facility is in the preconstruction/design phase with construction expected to begin in early 2021. The CDC selected Flad Architects, Page Southerland Page and WSP to plan, program and design the HCCL. 

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