The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Building Enclosure Commissioning Services
Farmington, CT


Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine


The State of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut are collaborating in the construction of Jackson Laboratory, a new, state-of-the-art 189,000 sf facility dedicated to the research of genomic medicine. Gale provided the following building enclosure commissioning services:


  • Peer review of Design Development and Construction Documents (plans and specifications) related to the building enclosure
  • Building enclosure engineering analyses of specific enclosure components including WUFI and THERM
  • Review of the sub contractor shop drawings for all aspects of the building enclosure including foundation and blind side slab waterproofing, air/vapor barrier systems, flashings, curtain walls, insulated metal wall panels, interlocking zinc metal wall panels, stone masonry assemblies, thermoplastic (PVC) and standing seam zinc roofing
  • Responses to Requests for Information and other building enclosure consulting services including participation in mock-up reviews and sub contractor pre-installation coordination meetings
  • Periodic construction period monitoring for exterior enclosure components
  • Observation of on-site mockup testing of enclosure components including air/vapor barriers, waterproofing, glazings and curtain walls