Associated Construction was the general contractor for a new 7,400 SF regulated waste storage and transfer facility designed to hold, treat and transfer radioactive, chemical, and other hazardous waste generated by the University of Connecticut’s research laboratories in Storrs, CT. The building is a one-story, steel-framed structure with a concrete foundation and slab, including a loading dock and metal roof deck. Exterior walls consisted of non-load-bearing brick and block cavity walls with metal blow-out panels for explosion venting.
Other significant features of the work consisted of the installation of a high-end, industrial capacity HVAC system, as well as multiple waste containment systems – fume hoods, lead-backed drywall in the radioactive treatment areas, fire suppression systems, overflow basins with fiberglass grating, chemical resistant epoxies, explosion panels, roof hatches, and vents. Also included in construction were laboratory-grade casework, a walk-in refrigerator, high-efficiency lighting, flooring and ceiling tile, and an emergency generator.