BIOSAFETY (BSL-3) LABS

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Cairo, Egypt
Lima and Iquitos, Peru
San Diego, California
 
General Descriptions

Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit (EPMU-6), Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, HI
Sherlock, Smith & Adams designed the Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (EPMU) 6 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which is an echelon 4 Command that is a part of the Navy Environmental Health Center located in Portsmouth, Virginia. EPMU-6’s mission is to maximize the combat readiness of operational forces within the Pacific Region by providing specialized environmental and preventive medical support. The facility includes four major zones: science, logistics, educational, and administrative. The Science Zone includes industrial hygiene and bio-safety labs for both Level 2 and Level 3 (BSL-2 and BSL-3) environmental analysis. The BSL-3 lab operates under negative pressure with an airlock zone for entry into the lab. The lab is monitored so the alarm sounds if negative pressure is lost and goes to even or positive pressure. The BSL-3 lab is exhausted to the exterior of the building. The exhaust air passes through a HEPA filter prior to exiting the building. The fume hood is also monitored so that an alarm sounds if the hood is opened and is not under the correct negative pressure.

Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (FUS/DEFTAB/PB/DD1391) Cairo, Egypt
Sherlock, Smith & Adams was requested to assess the feasibility and costs associated with the modernization and re-capitalization of the facilities occupied by Navy Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3) located in Cairo, Egypt. Efforts included multiple facility utilization studies, deficiency tabulations, project book and preparations of DD1391. The facilities include Bio-Safety Level 3+ laboratories for both human and animal research. The BSL-3+ labs were evaluated as part of the study.

Naval Medical Research Center Detachment - Peru (FUS/DETFAB/PB/DD1391) Lima and Iquitos, Peru
Navy Medical Research Center Detachment- Peru (NMRCD-Peru) is a detachment of the Naval Medical Research Center that is located on two Peruvian naval installations that are located in Lima and Iquitos, Peru. SS&A provided a master plan for the use and growth of the NMRCD-Peru facilities in Lima and Iquitos, Peru in order to meet their ever changing mission. Efforts included a facility utilization study of the existing facilities as well as projections of new spaces for the laboratory, laboratory support, and administrative spaces for the Lima and Iquitos installations; deficiency tabulations of the existing facilities; project book and DD1391 preparation for the various projects identified in the FUS process. The facilities include Bio-Safety Level 3 laboratories for both human and animal research. The BSL-3 labs were evaluated as part of the study.

Naval Health Research Center, Naval Station Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Sherlock, Smith & Adams provided a Facilities Utilization Study (FUS), a Deficiency Tabulation (DEFTAB), and an Economic Analysis (EA) of replacement alternatives for the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) located on Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California. SS&A performed an in-depth assessment of the existing facility relative to a new BFR (Basic Facilities Requirement) and the ability to provide an adequate platform for the mission of NHRC, including labs, offices, and training spaces. Efforts included multiple facility utilization studies, deficiency tabulations, project book and preparations of DD1391.  The facilities include Bio-Safety Level 2 and 3 laboratories which were evaluated as part of the study.