NOAA Replacement Laboratory
La Jolla, California
The new Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) will replace the existing NOAA laboratory adjacent to the project site. This $102 million project is being built on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Once completed, the new facility will provide laboratory and office space for over 270 personnel. Specific facilities include: various laboratories, an experimental aquarium, specimen archive, workshops, equipment testing tank, library, and conference room.
The project required the removal of over 140,000 cubic yards of earth and the construction of a massive retaining wall. The project also includes numerous environmentally friendly design features such as extensive use of recycled building materials and photovoltaic panels. The project is designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is on-schedule to be completed in 2012.
MTGL is providing Geotechnical Testing and Observation in addition to Materials Testing and Special Inspection Services.
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