Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin


The Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) on the University of Wisconsin campus, houses laboratories and is adjacent to the Clinical Sciences Center. The first phase of the WIMR project constructed the base three levels of the Center Tower along with the East Tower. The new construction consisted of seven floors of research laboratories, support office space and ancillary functions as well as a portion of the L2 level left unconstructed in Phase I. There are future phases of WIMR that are yet to be programmed, resulting in varying commissioning needs as the project progresses.  

Commissioning services were completed in accordance with DSF Level 2 commissioning and LEED EA prerequisite 1, Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Commissioning as described in the DSF Manual and LEED 2009 (v3.0). Commissioning of the lab floors were completed to meet The National Institute of Health Model Commissioning Guide.  Verifying that building systems and equipment were installed and perform according to the Owner’s project requirements, basis of design and construction documents was the intent.

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Square Feet
266,000 square feet