Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins

centersSince July 2015, Abraxas has been providing building operations and maintenance support for the 18 acre Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.  The campus supports extensive research and prevention programs as well as national bioterrorism preparedness and response programs related to vector-borne diseases.


The BSL-3 level labs require annual retro-commissioning activities to maintain temperature, humidity, and especially negative air pressures which must be maintained at all times.  Careful attention to preventative maintenance and fast and smart response to equipment problems are critical in this facility to safeguard against the spread of disease and the loss of the researchers’ work.

Besides typical HVAC, lighting equipment, switchgear and generators, Abraxas staff maintain cryogenic & low temperature freezers, autoclaves and fume hoods.

24 Abraxas staff operate the building on a 24/7 basis and provide the following services:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Response
  • Work Order Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Utilities Management & Maintenance
  • Quality Control Oversight
  • Systems Testing and Evaluation
  • Building Commissioning
  • Preventive/Predictive/Corrective Maintenance
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Janitorial Services
  • Secure Buildings/Lock Changes
  • General Building Repairs
  • Energy Efficiency Assessments