Fabrication Ductwork for Medical Biosciences Building at U of M

Sheet Metal Connectors, Inc. was proud to fabricate the ductwork for the new BDD building. The project consisted of a $79.3 million, 115‚000-plus-square-foot Medical Biosciences Building at the University of Minnesota to house scientists who are studying Alzheimer’s disease and other brain-related diseases as well as the immune system. Located behind the TCF Bank Stadium, the building is part of the University’s Biomedical Discovery District—the result of a $292 million funding program approved by the 2008 Minnesota Legislature—and will house 210 researchers, including 25 principal investigators.

Our work consisted of large custom rectangular duct and fittings, spiral pipe and fittings, as well as a multitude of custom welded stainless steel stacks and vent duct. This project was a large and complicated undertaking and took approximately 2 years from beginning to end. The coordination of product and just in time delivery helped make it a resounding success for all parties involved.