Colorado State University’s (CSU) C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) is poised to be one of the world’s top translational medicine research facilities. The ground-up facility includes 48,550 square feet of space dedicated to animal care facilities, expanding on the university’s highly acclaimed veterinary medical center campus. Currently tied for the third best veterinary medicine program in the country, CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences provides a world-class veterinary education. RK Mechanical designed, fabricated and installed all of the mechanical and plumbing systems for the building. This comprised of three custom rooftop air handling units; an interior air handling unit; a heat recovery unit; fume exhaust system on multiple floors; hydronic piping; domestic plumbing and medical gas piping for the lab vacuums; nitrogen; compressed air and carbon dioxide. In addition, RK Water provided water treatment services for the entire hydronic scope of the project. RK Service was awarded a 30-year service agreement with CSU to continue maintaining the mechanical and plumbing systems.