Technical facility construction is Torcon's true area of specialization.
More than 65 percent of our projects over the past decade has involved technical facility construction, including research and science labs. These MEP-intensive buildings are valuable ‘tools’ for their research staff occupants, and typically feature complex systems and sophisticated controls to ensure the desired environment.
Engineering News-Record (ENR), the construction industry's leading news publication, consistently ranks Torcon among the nation's top 10 builders of R&D facilities, placing Torcon above most national and international construction managers. Our experience covers an array of lab facilities, ranging from chemistry, geology and biomedical research, to state-of-the-art biocontainment labs using sophisticated isolation technologies to protect people from the pathogens and infectious diseases they study.
Torcon’s experience includes highly-unique science centers, such as the new NSLS-II facility at Brookhaven National Labs. This medium-energy electron storage ring promises to deliver world-leading intensity and brightness for analysis of new materials and observe fundamental properties at a nanometer-scale and atomic sensitivity.
Torcon's projects have earned awards in four Lab of the Year competitions, including the 2009 winner, Columbia University’s Geochemistry Building, and the International Center for Public Health at Rutgers' Newark campus. Our projects have also been CM for three recent category winners in ISPE’s Facility of the Year program.