About 3110 Port Of Benton
North Richland two-story brick building providing 47,900 square feet of office and laboratory space. Very beautiful and mature formal landscaping and an excellent view overlooking the Columbia River are the noteworthy features of this facility. A landscape-screened loading dock area is provided on the north side with direct access to storage, mechanical, and shop rooms. An elevator is located nearby. A total of eight full-service “wet” labs are located on the first floor with chemical-resistant work surfaces, fume hoods, dedicated HVAC and electrical, floor and overhead cabinetry, numerous sinks, and plumbing appropriate to a “wet” lab. Safety showers are located nearby. A central computer center is located on the second floor; it also has dedicated mechanical and electrical service. The balance of the space is comprised of three conference rooms, one lunchroom, and approximately 158 private offices. Shower and locker facilities, to accommodate noon-time runners, are located off the first-floor restrooms. The mechanical system uses Carrier heat pumps for energy efficiency and low maintenance. In 1995, a new level-5 cable LAN system was installed in new dedicated “Square D” cable trays. The sprinkler system has been updated and the building has been updated to be ADA compliant. The showers for employees’ recreational use have been refurbished.