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Flex Lab Facility

Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Client: Pepper Construction

Value: $7.1 M


  • Prime mechanical subcontractor for a $54M multidisciplinary research building
  • University-wide compatible BAS HVAC modular control system
  • “2018 Award of Excellence in Construction – Mechanical/Commercial” category, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Indiana/Kentucky Chapter

CMS performed mechanical scope of work, including campus-wide systems integration, for the construction of a new 3-story (plus basement), 107,800 SF multidisciplinary engineering research building (“Flex Lab”) at Purdue University. The building features 1,840 SF of high-bay lab space, a canopy with a 20’ cantilever, and a structural steel vestibule to mark the entry to the facility.

As the prime mechanical subcontractor for this $54M state-of-the-art facility, CMS met the prime contractor’s mechanical requirements and expectations for constructability, design, function, operation, and life span. CMS self-performed over half the mechanical scope and also managed specialized mechanical contractors for quality, timeliness, and professional conduct.