New Laboratory and Partial Renovation to Existing Lab
KAI was selected, in association with Broaddus & Associates, to provide program management support services for Tarrant County’s $233M Capital Improvement Program. The second of these projects is the new, state-of-the-art forensic laboratory and a partial renovation to the existing Medical Examiner’s Office.
The new space will include all medical examiner forensic functions including a morgue/autopsy area, drug chemistry, toxicology and chemistry laboratory administration, odontology, training areas and more.
The existing office received a partial renovation of the first floor including ADA upgrades, a lobby expansion and the expansion of body coolers. The MEP/FP equipment yard and screening area were also expanded.
The new three-story 61,095 SF facility features a brick, stone and metal panel façade designed to complement the surrounding area’s architectural style. It consists of two stories completely finished with the third floor in reserve for future expansion.
This expansion will allow Tarrant County to provide services to its own substantial population as well as extend those services to the surrounding counties for years to come.
Extended Reach with Room to Grow
The new facility will allow Tarrant County to provide forensic services within the county and surrounding counties with built-in room to expand in the future.