The only Biosafety Level 3 laboratory in Central Asia, where scientists work with some of the world’s most harmful diseases such as Yellow Fever and Plague, the Central Reference Laboratory in Kazakhstan is also located in a high risk seismic zone. To ensure the especially dangerous pathogens and viruses are contained under any circumstance — even in the event of an earthquake — the facility has been designed to meet the highest international standards, making it twice the strength of any other building in the city. AECOM provided project, design and construction management services on the project.