Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute
Walter P Moore provided structural engineering design for a state-of-the-art research facility located immediately north of the Veterinary Medicine Complex, on an undeveloped property of the main campus of Kansas State University. The project was designed to meet F-3 tornado requirements, using components of the FEMA 361 guidelines.
Research components include pre and post harvest food safety, animal disease, crop plant resistance to disease and pests, and countermeasures for biological and chemical agents. The major design concept for the facility is the need for biosecurity, which will enable investigation of infectious diseases and provide for safe handling of biotechnology products.
The project required the interaction between BSL-3Ag laboratory, security, fire protection and detection, pre-treatment of the waste stream and power plant facilities consultants.