TVMDL also operates Biological Safety Level 3 laboratories in Amarillo and College Station dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis of high-consequence animal diseases. WSP USA provided MEP engineering, fire protection and commissioning services.
Through a program of biosurveillance, TVMDL supports One Health, the global strategy dedicated to improving human, animal and environmental health. As one of the busiest diagnostic laboratories in the nation, TVMDL delivers accurate and timely test results that are essential for early detection and control of disease — including more than 16,000 tests annually to detect high-consequence pathogens that affect public health, animal health and the agriculture economy. Some of these pathogens are transmissible between people and animals. Others could disrupt the nation’s food supply. TVMDL labs routinely test for avian influenza, novel H1N1 influenza, swine influenza, foot-and-mouth disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, classical swine fever, pseudorabies, chronic wasting disease, exotic Newcastle disease, contagious equine metritis and vesicular stomatitis, among others.
Our fire protection and life safety group designed the fire alarm and sprinkler systems for this building. We also provided code consulting support for several issues on the project.