Centers for Disease Control
Research Laboratory — Atlanta, GA

Centers for Disease Control

This 11-story, 370,000-square-foot emerging infectious diseases laboratory facility for the CDC in Atlanta includes Biosafety Levels 2, 3 and 4 laboratories. Included is adjacent office areas, as well as an attached five-story facility to provide space for specialized functions, including analytical equipment labs, molecular biology suites and a central glass wash facility. 

Biosafety Level 4 labs are the highest-containment laboratories in existence, and the new Level 4 lab at the Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory doubled the CDC’s existing Level 4 capacity. It is also one of only five such high-containment laboratories in North America. Building the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory required specialized equipment and high-quality construction techniques to create an absolutely air-tight environment.

The project also included the construction of a new three-level, 48,000-square-foot Central Utility Plant, supplying all mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements for Building 18 and a number of future projects on the main campus.

375
Peak Workforce
Square Feet
370,000
Total Worker Hours
1.98 Millon

Architects

  • CUH2A, a division of HDR
  • Smith Carter

Engineers

  • CUH2A, a division of HDR
  • Hemisphere Engineering, Inc. 

 

The attitude your team took in working with us at CDC was the "way it should be" on a major construction project, with the Construction Manager really managing the work, as a true "builder" should. I guess that's what you get when you work with McCarthy - a true builder mentality. You can see it in your culture and business philosophy.

Johnny Logan, President
Logan Masonry Company

Contact

Crystal Carter

Crystal Carter

Address
2727 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Building 2, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Email
Phone
770-980-8183

Awards and Recognition

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2006 Excellence in Construction

Mega Project
Centers for Disease Control
ABC of Georgia

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2006 Outstanding Achievement Award

High-Rise Category
Centers for Disease Control
American Concrete Institute

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2006 Build America Merit Award

Centers for Disease Control
AON American General Contractor

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2006 Lab of the Year

Special Mentions Honors
Centers for Disease Control
R&D Magazine

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2006 Best of 2006 Award

Healthcare
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Southeast Construction Magazine

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2005 Melvin McCarthy Award

Excellence in Quality Management
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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.