Centre for Disease Control
Centre for Disease Control - Building 18
CDC Building 18, the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, is the premier biocontainment facility of its kind in the world today. Located on CDC’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta, GA, this 440,000 sq ft facility is the flagship facility for the HHS in their mission to protect all Americans from infectious disease. Building 18 incorporates BSL-4/3Ag/3/2 laboratories and animal facilities, including specialized research in Q-fever, avian influenza and other high consequence agents. The laboratories directly support the CDC Bioterrorism Program, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Special Pathogens Branch, Division of AIDS, STD and TB Laboratory Research, and the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. The building also successfully balances ample office and amenity spaces with cutting edge laboratories to provide much needed relief from the intensity of such research. MCW Hemisphere was responsible for overseeing the design of the ventilation, plumbing systems and control systems for the “High Containment” laboratories, which more than tripled CDC’s program space for such research. MCW Hemisphere also oversaw the construction of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for this entire facility.