Chris-Tel Construction provided Design-Build services for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) with regards to their Biology/DNA lab.

As a design-build delivery project, the scope of work included remodeling sections of the facility to satisfy requirements for Biology/DNA casework, relocation of staff, selective demolition, reconfiguration of partitions, ceiling repair, interior improvements including patching and painting walls, Medintech flash covering and heat welding hospital flooring.

Work was scheduled around the FDLE program to eliminate disruption to staff and to protect environmentally sensitive information to preserve forensic evidence.

All FDLE projects are performed under the supervision of the US Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration. Chris-Tel Construction staff were required to have Federal Security Clearances, which mandated National Crime Information Center (NCIC) background checks. Additionally, because of potential cross contamination, DNA swabs and fingerprints were required from staff.

Project Features





Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects


Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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Completion Date:

June 2008

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Square Footage:

3,000 SF