A laboratory facility requires cutting edge medical, scientific testing and HVAC equipment – regardless of whether its specimens are living or dead. Dallas County’s 112,000-square-foot Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science is no exception.
Dubbed “CSI – Dallas” in the community, this $44 million, three-story forensic laboratory houses the medical examiner’s office, county crime lab and morgue, in addition to ballistics-testing, trace, forensic biology, toxicology and DNA extraction labs, administrative offices, conference space and a high-security evidence room.
As with high-tech, hospital operating rooms, the nature of work performed inside this facility calls for the most energy-efficient, sterile atmosphere possible and HTS Texas provided tailored engineered solutions to accommodate the county’s needs.
HTS Texas assisted CCRD Partners in designing eight custom Haakon Air-Handling Units, totaling more than 225,000 cubic-feet-per-minute of airflow, to accommodate the building’s environmental constraints.
“Designing specific, made-to-order HVAC equipment is a key strength of HTS Texas,” said Kimberly Thompson. “We were proud to deliver success for Dallas County through the equipment we provided and the engineering design expertise we offered in working closely with CCRD Partners on the front end of this project.”
HTS Texas also assisted in fulfilling the equipment and design specifications of the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science.