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Animal Facilities

 

West Plains Engineering has designed facilities to support animal research, diagnostics and care throughout the region. From small city-run shelters to nationally recognized university laboratories, our engineers are familiar with the special requirements and systems needed to effectively work with animals. Our projects include new construction, as well as additions and renovations, which involved sophisticated ventilation systems and specialized plumbing systems to meet this industry’s specific needs and rigid regulatory standards.

 

West Plains Engineering has provided engineering services for many different projects at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, South Dakota. Some of the most interesting projects include the Children’s Zoo, Otter Habitat and the Terry Redlin Environmental Center. The Children’s Zoo involves a barn that serves as a petting zoo ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical services for the City of Sioux City to replace the existing Animal Control Facility. This building uses high efficiency roof top units with an energy recovery wheel mounted on the ground. We paid particular attention to the air changes per hour of the ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the mechanical system upgrade of the existing Lab Animal Resource Facility. This project removed all existing ductwork in the space. Existing supply and return mains that pass thru to serve other spaces were kept live, sealed and re-insulated. A 100 ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the College of Veterinary Medicine Performance Evaluation Facility & Farrier Building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This project consisted of a classroom for students to learn how to craft horseshoes, a remote services stall and a performance evaluation ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical, electrical design and construction administrative services for Phase II of the renovation of the College of Veterinary Medicine project, which encompassed a 117,000 square foot renovation and addition with a small animal Intensive Care Unit, Pharmacy, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal ...
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West Plains Engineering collaborated with ED2 International to provide mechanical and electrical design, and construction administrative services for the first phase of the renovation of the College of Veterinary Medicine project. The first phase was a 120,000 square foot addition that includes a large animal isolation unit, an equine and ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical, electrical design and construction administrative services for this 20,000 square foot research facility. The building not only houses research animals for several departments at the University, but also provides areas for exam, treatment and containment. The facility is designed with Biosafety Level 2 and 3 ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical design services for renovation of the Olson Biochemistry suite of laboratories into a new research group of laboratories. The existing lab space was divided into a BSL-2 area and a research area, both of which have graduate student offices. Heating and cooling was ...
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