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COVID-19 Testing Lab Remained Fully Operational while Undergoing Renovations from Rycon

Rycon provided construction management services for this 8,700 sq. ft. renovation of existing offices and CORE lab and construction of a new genomics research laboratory. The scope of work included the installation of fume hoods with exhaust fans, self-performed lab casework, and new finishes. HVAC upgrades were completed to provide adequate airflow to both existing and new lab areas. The existing AHU was upgraded, and work was completed on ductwork above an existing 24/7 active lab where patient samples (including COVID-19 samples) were tested. A multi-phased fast-track schedule was used to allow the 24/7 lab to remain fully operational during construction. It was a pleasure to work with Allegheny Health Network, architects RM Creative, and FMRW engineers.



Founded in 1989, Rycon Construction is an employee-owned company (ESOP) that provides construction management, general contracting, and design-build services nationwide. Rycon is an ENR Top 400 Contractor, ENR Top 100 Green Contractor, and specializes in new construction, renovations, and adaptive reuse projects.
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