Faculty for Infectious Diseases and Epidemic Research (FINDER) is one of
the largest and most comprehensive containment Level 3 facilities in
Canada for performing discovery research in the field of those
infectious diseases associated with microbial infection caused by the
risk group 3 pathogens.
CES Engineering Ltd was hired by UBC Property Trust as the prime Laboratory and Certification Consultant for this project. Our scope of work included:
Management of the design process for the CL 3 laboratories by performing the following services:
Laboratory and service equipment shop drawing review.
CL3 operation protocol review with User Group and Biosafety Officer.
Chairing regular construction meetings during construction phase .
Chairing regular commissioning meetings during commissioning and certification project phase.
Construction trades coordination and activities sequence scheduling with respect to testing and acceptance of the containment envelope, services penetrations and services finishes.
Construction review and site inspection of the CL3 laboratory.
Pressure decay testing for CL3 lab ductwork and HEPA filters housing assemblies with the Sheet Metal Contractor.
Containment barrier leak testing (room testing).
Commissioning of all building systems associated with CL3 laboratories.
Manage, coordinate and participate in the certification process.
Preparation of user manuals for CL3 laboratories.
Preparation, assembly and submission of the final certification report in line with the Federal Biosafety Standards.
Demonstration and validation of laboratory systems operation and fail safe containment integrity in front of federal biosafety officials.