DUKE UNIVERSITY LEMUR CENTER - Durham, NC
The Duke Lemur Center, located on 80-wooded acres in Durham, North Carolina, is the home of one of the world’s leading lemur and prosimian research and conservation facilities. The scope included general contracting services for mechanical and electrical upgrades to the Aye-Aye research pods. This phased project provided new air handling units, air distribution and associated power upgrades to the animal holding and observation rooms. Working in close conjunction with the DLC staff for all shutdowns and work outside of the scope area was tantamount to the overall success of the project as the building remained fully functional as an animal research, observational, and educational facility. Additionally, the overall the project schedule took into account the animal’s nocturnal habits as it related to potentially noisy work as well as adhering to a strict timeline due to temperature constraints for animal access to the outdoors.