Original article from: BU Today posted on September 15, 2015. by Barbara...
NEIDL Fact Sheet
- Construction grant award — September 2003
- Construction start — March 2006
- Construction completed to date — 100%
- Completion Date — Fall 2008
The NEIDL is a 192,000-square-foot, seven-story building that includes BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 capacities. The containment area includes imaging, aerobiology, insectaries, and other specialized cores and support spaces. In addition, the facility houses a state-of-the-art BSL-4 training simulator to provide hands-on training for research staff, faculty, and some support personnel.
The NEIDL is constructed to maximize research capacity with dedicated space in the total building area for the following:
- 48% — Administrative & building support
- 20% — BSL-2 research
- 16% — BSL-4 research
- 13% — BSL-3 research
- 3% — BSL-2 clinic
All critical building systems within the NEIDL are redundant to ensure safety and uninterrupted operations at all containment levels. The NEIDL site is designed in accordance with Level 5 NIH Security Guidelines, the most stringent and protective measures defined in the guidelines.