Project Highlight | ADRDL Addition

KENDELL is pleased to work with McCownGordon Construction on the addition of the new South Dakota Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL). The project takes place on the South Dakota State campus in Brookings, South Dakota.

The focus of the facility is analyzing diseases in livestock, veterinary support, identifying zoonotic diseases and testing food supplies to prevent illness; all of which the center is nationally recognized for. According to iGrow, “Officials say the facility will both serve as the front line of defense in protecting South Dakota’s $7.3 billion livestock industry against diseases and provide important diagnostic information for the state’s wildlife and companion animals.”

The $58 million upgrade and addition is quite large and will take a couple years to complete. McCownGordon explains, “The project, to be completed in two phases, includes the addition of 80,763 square feet of laboratory space, which features a biosafety level 3 space, biosafety level 2 enhanced necropsy space, containment technology, decontamination areas, airlocks and sterilization areas. Phase two will renovate the existing laboratory space to accommodate research needs.”

KENDELL is thrilled to be a part of the improvement at the ADRDL that’s going to benefit so many animals and humans alike. ADRDL includes 230 openings, the majority being wood doors.  There are 30 hollow metal doors and then 50 FRP doors and frames by Special Lite. The hardware package is by ASSA ABLOY which includes Sargent 8200 series mortise locks, 8000 series exits, and their 281 series closers.  McKinney hinges, Norton auto operators, and Rixson overhead stops round out the package.

The KENDELL staff working with ADRDL includes Jeremiah Stern (Estimator), Rod Kiewiet (Engineer) and Craig Baumgard (Project Manager).   “This is a very unique job in the sense that in addition to supplying Frames, Doors, and Hardware, we have hired Daniels Construction to install the doors and hardware for KENDELL. KENDELL will be handling pre-install as well.  Coordination for this project will be key between all involved.” Craig shares.

We’re looking forward to the completed project and the future research that will be performed in ADRDL’s new space!