SE Poultry Research Lab
Modernization of SE Poultry Research Lab / AthensGA
What does the design-build of a research lab include?

This design-build project consists of the demolition of 24 buildings, approximately 69,000 SF, the new construction of four buildings (approximately 245,000 SF), and the replacement of all existing utility infrastructure for the U.S National Poultry Research Center, South East Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) campus in Athens, Georgia. The four new buildings (B43, B45, B46, and B47) were designed to include cast-in-place (CIP) foundation walls with pad footings, structural steel, structural CMU, masonry veneer with insulated metal wall panels, and standing seam metal roofing (SSMR).

The project also includes a new access road to the site, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, direct digital control (DDC) systems for all buildings, landscaping, and paving, emergency generators, commissioning of all HVAC systems, construction of a central utility plant (CUP) heating and cooling services, and electrical services, effluent decontamination system (EDS), security features including card access systems, cameras, and screening access equipment. Other unique features include autoclaves, bio-seal doors, and poultry feed systems.

Facts And Figures

U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Estimated Completion April 2023


250,000 square feet

Delivery Methods


The Team