Our team was able to implement a new lab at the National Zoo of Chile in Santiago. We made the lab from PMODS or “built on site” shipping containers. Here is a photo documentary on the new labs going in…
Trucks delivered the pods in the morning.
An entire crew unloaded the PMODS from the truck
Forklifts were used to carry the PMODS up the narrow pathways of the zoo
Steel platforms had been built for the pods to sit on
Fork lifts were used to nudge the PMODS onto their platforms.
The base of the units were welded to the platforms
The roof of the PMOD is then lifted by fork lifts.
Corner supports are set in place.
Walls are put up
Starting to look like a lab!!
Electrical was installed inside.
Lots of outlets for things like pumps, filters, lights…
Holes were drilled for plumbing.
We avoided the use of anything that could rust and used plastics whenever we could.
Installing an RO system for good water quality.
Part of the water filtration unit.
Aquariums were delivered.
Shelves were assembled.
AC unit installation.
A work bench.
Aquariums placed onto stands.
First room of the finished lab.
Second room of the finished lab
We have a new amphibian conservation lab at the National Zoo of Chile in Santiago!! Thanks you to all of our many sponsors!!!!