Building 235 was constructed in 1968, with two floors above ground and one basement floor. The building currently housed research laboratories. Room 1232 required reconfiguration to house new Tekna lab equipment. Existing utilities were demolished as needed to accommodate the new equipment and layout. New stainless steel and uncoated ductwork, and gas and water piping were installed. A new acoustical ceiling was installed with washable tiles. New air diffusers, LED lights, light switches, disconnect switches and power outlets were provided. The walls and doors were patched and painted. New vinyl sheet flooring was installed over existing tiles. The existing wall cabinets were cleaned and repaired, and new epoxy countertops installed, with under counter epoxy sink and fittings, including an eye wash station.
Cerrudo installed and connected Lab-supplied equipment including fume hood, furnace and chiller, glove box, HEPA filter and housing, gas bottle racks and gas regulators. The existing fume hood controls were upgraded.
The room was balanced for negative air pressure, and the HVAC system commissioned.