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USC Sumwalt Biology/ Instructional Labs

Instructional lab space at USC is available, but in extremely high demand. Due to a need for more space, USC awarded the Sumwalt Laboratory project, comprised of (3) 24-student instructional laboratory modules, to GMK Associates after successful completion of a single module at Jones PSC. The module consists of a 24-student biology instructional laboratory with a prep room and a faculty office. The mechanical system is required to deliver single-pass air to both the classroom portion as well as the prep room. Gas, compressed air, power and hot/cold water are delivered to each student bench. The instructor bench is fitted out with AV and instructional equipment coordinated with USC UTS as well as gas, air, water and power. Space such as this is a key revenue generator for the Arts and Sciences Department as well as other Departments. It is estimated that the module, at a cost of $1m +/-, generates $200k/year, which is a five year pay-back, a good potential ROI. 


USC Sumwalt Biology/ Instructional Labs 


Columbia, SC



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