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Construction wraps up on Boston University's Medicinal Chemistry Lab

Posted by Your Town  October 18, 2012 06:09 PM

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Construction has wrapped up on a $7 million renovation project at Boston University’s Translational Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory.

Jones Lang LaSalle Construction outfitted the fourth floor of the Commonwealth Avenue laboratory with new chemistry labs, faculty offices and student workspaces. The firm also installed new mechanical, electrical and exhaust systems, a rooftop penthouse with supply and lab exhausts, a rooftop chiller, and an emergency power distribution system.

“We ran mechanical systems through occupied labs on five floors of an existing, occupied science facility, said Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Vice President and Construction Manager Larry Carpenter. “This project required careful coordination and detailed communication with the entire team of Boston University, Wilson Architects, and Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers to complete successfully.”

The project was partially funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health. The labs will provide research lab space for two new faculty hires and one existing chemist, according to a release on the school’s website. Synthetic and medicinal chemistry involves the synthesis of molecules, macromolecules, stereochemistry, asymmetric synthesis, and catalysis, according to BU’s website.

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