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University of Kentucky
Capital Project Management Division
Room 222 Peterson Service Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0005
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Last update:6/29/12

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Expand and Upgrade Livestock Disease Diagnostic Lab

Project Description: New space is needed for more than one veterinary pathologist to perform animal postmortem examinations in addition to renovation of current necropsy space.New space is also needed to add molecular biology/special procedures capabilities to the laboratory.New technology in the form of an alkaline hydrolysis digester is needed to replace an aging incinerator.The LDDC is an office and laboratory building with net assignable space of 3,860 square feet for offices and 28,100 square feet of laboratories and support space.It is proposed to add 6,300 and 1,200 square feet (net) of new laboratory and office space, respectively.An existing necropsy laboratory and support space will be renovated (2,000 square feet net).An aging incinerator is the present means of carcass disposal.An alkaline hydrolysis digester will be installed for carcass disposal after renovating 2,000 square feet (net) of space to contain the digester


UK Project Manager: Rich Riedl riedl@email.uky.edu
Consultants: CMW Architects
Contractor:Congelton Hacker Co.
Construction Start: 8/27/08

Project Status: Complete

Location: Coldstream Research Park (Click for link)
Square Feet: 9500
Project Scope: $8,500,000
Completion: 04/10

Major Features:

  • 10,000 pound animal tissue digester
  • Large and small animal necropsy facility
  • New animal rooms holding cold carcass




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