Infectious Diseases Institute
Client: Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Design and Construction Management
With AIDS reaching epidemic proportions in Africa, serious steps were needed to combat the virus. In response, leading world experts in infectious disease joined with Pfizer and other international organizations to form the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa. Funded in partnership with the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, along with the U.S. and Uganda governments, the alliance built a state-of-the-art training and treatment facility at Uganda's Makerere University, where doctors will learn to administer advanced AIDS therapies.
Parsons Brinckerhoff provided design and construction management for the entire project along with procurement, health and safety management, quality assurance, scheduling, financial and commercial management, document control, and contracts and risk management.
Completed in 2004, the Infectious Diseases Institute was built on the campus of Makerere University School of Medicine and adjacent to Mulago Hospital. The 2,000-square-meter (21,500-square-foot) center showcases Parsons Brinckerhoff's efficient design, which was developed as an alternative to one originally proposed. Under this design, costs were reduced and constructors used materials more suitable to the African climate.
Minister for the Presidency Prof. Gilbert Bukenya and U.S. Ambassador Jimmy Kolker both spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony, which was attended by numerous other dignitaries.