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E.P.D. Laboratory Broward County, Florida

EPD Laboratory

TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering design, construction administration and inspection services on this new single story laboratory and office building for the Environmental Protection Department. The project is seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification. Sustainable, green design produces a more efficient, higher-quality workplace environment.

Key Structural Components
The roof structure has open web steel joists, supported by wide flange steel beams
Load bearing masonry walls and steel columns support the roof structure
The foundation has shallow concrete spread footings
The soaring double height space in the laboratory reveals the exposed structural elements
 
Design Team
Architect: Falkanger Snyder Martineau & Yates Architects/Engineers
Contractor: Biltmore Construction Company, Inc.
Structural Engineers: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
New Construction: 11,000 GSF
Construction Cost: $3.5 million
TRC is referenced on Wikipedia regarding the Duke Energy Center. | Building of America Announces Ft. Lauderdale Project Chosen for Gold Medal Feature. | WK Pierremont - Medical Arts Building Award. | Two TRC Projects Win McGraw Hill/Southeast Construction Magazine Best of 2009 Awards.