UC Irvine McGaugh Hall Vivarium
The McGaugh Hall Vivarium Expansion & Renovation project at University of California, Irvine added 8,500 square feet of subterranean vivarium space and renovated 7,500 square feet of an existing vivarium to provide McGaugh Hall with a new, state-of-the-art animal holding area and cleaning room.
Throughout the project, the Clark team maintained a secure, safe, and clean job site to protect the facility’s workers and research animals without compromising McGaugh Hall’s ongoing research. The tight site within which the basement expansion was built made this a challenging process. The Clark team dug through 16 feet of rock to reach the structure’s footings. To avoid disturbing employees in the existing occupied building, the team used special equipment to effectively handle the rock without causing damage, excessive noise or vibration.