Miscellaneous Systems Upgrades


Washington State Public Health Labs


Shoreline, WA






Fire Protection


Health & Sciences

Project Team
Nick Baker
Principal—Mechanical and Commissioning
David Woods
Engineering Production Specialist/CAD
Supporting Reliable Facilities that Support Public Health

We have performed a variety of updates to the Washington State Public Health Labs facility in Shoreline, including:

Training Room Alterations: This project involved modifying the supply and exhaust airflows necessary to support new testing equipment, connection to an existing deionized water distribution system and acid resistant waste system, as well as the extension and modification of the existing electrical power system to support the new equipment.

Newborn Screening Wing Addition: This project added approximately 7,000 SF of office and storage spaces and converted a 1,500-SF area used for records and supplements storage into a biosafety level 2 laboratory (BSL2) for use by the newborn screening staff. The new lab space helps Washington State Public Health Labs meet new program and technological requirements in the newborn screening program. We provided mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering for the project. Our design included special laboratory ventilation systems, modified plumbing and piped services, and additional electrical services. The diagnostic and analytical laboratory facility remained fully operational during construction. Our design addressed these constraints and minimized facility disruptions during construction.

Additional completed projects include: converting the existing Siemens controls to Alerton by ATS; providing design and consulting for Airquity tubing installation and integration with their existing sequence of operation; providing a mechanical exhaust fan for the mechanical room; providing a new DI water system to replace the existing DI water system in the original laboratory wings and a new matching system in N-Wing and B-Wing; providing a fan coil unit in 44B connected to a secondary chilled water supply for additional cooling; providing adequate cooling in Room E7 for laboratory equipment; and providing non-liquid Sapphire Fire Suppression System in Room E7 to protect laboratory equipment.