Overview

The construction of a new 41,000 SF, two-story facility provides testing for controlled substances, toxicology, biology/DNA, firearms/toolmark and trace and photographic evidence. The lab also includes a vehicle investigation bay, evidence check-in station and a completely encapsulated indoor ballistics test-firing area. The facility is accredited through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and is part of a laboratory’s quality assurance program. The lab also meets ASCLD/LAB International and ISO 17025 requirements.

In addition to the crime lab, Satterfield & Pontikes constructed a bio-evidence storage building, an 8,000 SF foot concrete structure with specialized security.

Details

Awards
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Houston Chapter, Excellence in Construction Merit Award
S&P Services
  • Construction-Manager at Risk
  • Preconstruction
  • BIM-Based Management
  • LEED New Construction (NC) Certified Project
Owner

Texas Facilities Commission

Location

Houston, Texas

Size

41,000 SF

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HOUSTON CRIME LAB
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Satterfield & Pontikes on the Harris County Department of Public Safety Crime Lab project. This has truly been an exceptional project from beginning to end. In the many years of my construction experience, I don’t remember a more rewarding project. Your team’s dedication to this project, tremendous pride in the quality of construction, adherence to the construction schedule, and complete project coordination have contributed significantly to the success of this project.”

Marti Walsh , Project Manager

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