In celebration of Van Andel Institute’s fifth anniversary, Van Andel Institute (VAI) Chairman and CEO David Van Andel announced plans for Phase II, an expansion of the Institute's medical research and education facility.

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Building type Educational institutions (International)
Area 240,000 square-foot
CountryUSA

On May 17, 2005, in celebration of Van Andel Institute’s fifth anniversary, Van Andel Institute (VAI) Chairman and CEO David Van Andel announced plans for Phase II, an expansion of the Institute's medical research and education facility. On December 8, 2009, VAI officials cut the ribbon on its eight-story, $178 million, 240,000 square-foot expansion that adds to the more than $1 billion in life sciences infrastructure investment already in place along downtown Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile.

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• Cost: $178 million; financed through private funds and bond issuance
• Size: 240,000 s/f; eight stories high – lab space nearly tripled
• Operating Capacity: expansion will ultimately support an operation in
excess of $125 million annually

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES:


• Use of materials with high recycled content, which reduces VOC’s generated during the manufacturing process
• Products with low-VOC content improve indoor air quality during construction and upon initial occupancy

Installation systems for screeds, floors and wood flooring

Machinery and special tools for substrate preparation and installation of floor coverings

Complete product range for installation, renovation and maintenance of wood flooring

Resin and cementitious floor finishes combining performance and design

Installation systems for tiling and natural stone

High quality painting, plastering and drywalling tools