Case Study USDA

Optimizing Facility Operations for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center


The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) is a partnership between the Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture that works to protect U.S. livestock from the introduction of foreign animal diseases like Foot-and-Mouth Disease or African Swine Fever. The facility does research and training to improve prevention, detection, response, and recovery to diseases that can threaten livestock health, the economy, and food safety.


The ASRC Federal team provides facility operations and maintenance support services to the Department of Homeland Security in a highly specialized and sensitive environment. Our team helps design, build, repair, operate, and continually improve historical buildings, drainage systems, HVAC, major fuel oil facilities, and roadways as well as equipment and marine transportation assets.

Our Solutions

Our team provides continuous support of the PIADC mission to deliver a complete spectrum of mission-critical operations in a complex setting through potentially harsh conditions. We continue to optimize the facility operations by preserving the infrastructure and ensuring agency personnel have regular access to critical maintenance information necessary to guarantee they can perform their vital work.

Oversee the installation and operation of new structures and mission assets; maintain over 50 buildings and 850 acres at 2 sites.

Design, build and repair buildings, marine bulkheads, ferry vessels, roads, drainage systems, major fuel oil facilities, and pipelines, as well as 89,000 square yards of paved roadways and 175,000 square yards of unpaved roadways.

Implemented and maintain a process for updating and ensuring accuracy of regulatory compliance matrixes. Registered to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 to assure reliable, efficient, safe and compliant facility operations.

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