Washington, DC – March 22, 2013. F.D. Thomas, Inc. and team (Walt Handloser, Ron Stensrude, Tyson Webb, Miguel Alcala, Robert Howell, Matthew Jones) were recognized and awarded for “Outstanding Work” at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Replacement, Fort Detrick, MD Architect/Engineer: CUH2A/Smith Carter JV General Contractor: Manhattan/Torion, A J.V. This project is the largest, most complex biocontainment facility ever designed. The 22,000 square-foot Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory inside the USAMRIID Replacement Project will be the largest BSL-4 laboratory suite in the DoD. The designation BSL-4 is reserved for some of the world’s most deadly agents such as Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers, for which there are no vaccines. The special coatings and resinous flooring systems applied create the containment barrier for the BSL-4 laboratories that will prevent harmful diseases such as Ebola and the Plague bacteria from escaping the laboratory space.