Friday, 22 December 2017 15:04

Purdue University, Flex Lab Facility

The new Flex Lab facility totaling 108,000 SF for College of Engineering at Purdue University will assist in providing easily modifiable lab spaces to accommodate a wide range of research activities.

LOCATION: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

 

HUSTON ROLE:

  • Electrical
  • Telecommunications system
  • Fire Alarm
  • Lighting Controls
  • Generator
  • BIM Modeling
  •  Prefabrication

 

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Huston Electric provided an array of electrical services for this cutting-edge project on Purdue University’s campus. The Flex Lab facility accommodates the ever-changing field of engineering with re-combinable bench space and support labs, high-bay research space, low vibration basement labs for optics, and a complementary landscape of hoteling offices, open work areas, hot desk space and “work cafes”.  The 103,000-square-foot, three-story-plus-basement, multidisciplinary research facility is located in Discovery Park, an area located just south of Purdue’s main campus. Construction began in the summer of 2016 and concluded in the fall of 2017. 

 

Huston Electric utilized their electrical prefabrication shop to send rough-in assemblies (MC and Conduit) along with uni-strut stands and supports to the job site for on-time delivery to meet an aggressive project schedule for CM Pepper Construction and Purdue University. Huston was able to cut down the number of days needed for in wall rough-in and also cut down the number of days needed for trim out allowing floors to finish ahead of schedule. 

 

Huston Electric has physical locations in Kokomo, Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana. Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.