U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Replacement Facility



The new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Replacement Facility Project includes approximately 1,000,000SF of new construction which consists of laboratory space, administrative offices and parking. Of the total square footage, approximately 35,000SF is designed as Bio-Safety Level 3 laboratory space. Additionally, approximately 20,000SF of the total square footage is designed for Bio-Safety Level 4 laboratory space. The new building will house approximately 1000 employees of the USAMRIID research group.


Specialized Engineering is responsible for monitoring Construction Quality Control (QC) and Special Inspections during the phases of construction as well as ensuring the project was built in accordance with the project plans, specifications, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations. Testing and Special Inspection Services included that on the following:

  • Structural Fill
  • Utility Backfill
  • Foundation Soil Bearing
  • Concrete Reinforcement
  • Cast-In-Place Concrete
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Connections
  • Structural Steel
  • Metal Decking
  • Steel Fabrication Shop
  • Structural Masonry (Mortar/Grout)
  • Spray-Applied Fireproofing
  • Stone Sub-Base
  • Hot-Mix Asphalt

The foundation systems consist of caissons and spread foundations bearing on rock layers. To ensure the concrete shafts will have proper bearing capacity, Specialized Engineering is providing down-hole inspections of caisson excavations.

Specialized Engineering is providing recommendations during the construction of the project. During the drilled pier construction, Professional Geologists from Specialized Engineering were able to minimize the costs of over excavation of rock that is suitable for the support of the foundations. Concrete placement techniques were reviewed and efficient strategy recommendations were presented that saved the Owner from costly processes and the Client/Contractor from schedule delays.

Specialized Engineering is conducting laboratory testing and analysis of proposed fill materials, concrete cylinders, masonry grout and CMUs, fireproofing density samples, hot-mix asphalt, and stone sub-base. Wish to learn more about our involvement with this project? Please contact us at 800-773-3808