AstraZeneca ADC Lab
After completing the feasibility study for the potential fit out, AstraZeneca decided to move forward with the design of two ADC laboratory spaces on the 4th floor of their Gaithersburg location. For the fit-out, we incorporated the corridor equipment zone into the laboratory space, minimizing the potential of cross contamination of chemicals. Our design included a hazard zoning method to provide a safer environment for workers.
Within the main lab we designed fume hoods, insuring not to disrupt airflow with traffic and minimize the need to pass a hood to egress the lab. Due to the elevated level of highly toxic chemicals, the exhaust systems for the lab were designed to be isolated from the existing general lab exhaust system.
AstraZeneca Vivarium Lab
Based on past usage and increased growth in Research and Development, AstraZeneca, formally known as MedImmune, indicated that housing and procedural space was insufficient to support their ongoing research needs at their Gaithersburg campus. We provided the feasibility study for the expansion of their vivarium space. We then provided the design for renovations to the laboratory in one main area, with utility tie-in points and coordination with systems located in another 11,000 sq. ft. area. The expansion created two separate but connected zones.
The first zone is the office area which includes locker rooms, a break area, open office and huddle room. The second area is the BSL2 Vivarium area that includes animal holding, procedure and necropsy space. Our design also included four additional animal holding rooms, two procedural rooms, a necropsy space, feed storage, a cold room, an expanded office space, and a secure airlock into the facility.
Davita Dialysis Center
We work with DaVita Healthcare, one of the leading kidney care providers in the US, on dialysis clinics nationwide. We have provided MEP/FP engineering design for dialysis and renal clinics ranging in size. And the scope of our services range from due diligence studies, base building improvements, core and shell fit outs and interior renovations.
Within each dialysis center, we have designed systems for general office areas and waiting rooms, patient prep and treatment rooms, and ISO clean rooms.
Middlesex, NJ and Hayward, CA
In support of Impax Laboratories expansion of their Middlesex, NJ facility, we provided MEP engineering. The project included the addition of a pilot plant and R&D lab in the cGMP area. We developed project programming and basis of design documents to help further define the scope of work needed and assisted with developing an overall budget for the project. During this initial process, we reviewed the bio level, ISO class, and cGMP requirements for each lab to evaluate the containment requirements. We then reviewed criteria for power, ISO class, single pass air, lab waste, lab water, RO water, pharma compressed air, and lab gas.
After the successful completion of the NJ project, we were hired as an advisor to Impax, and review the design of their new 13,500 sq. ft. packaging line project in Hayward, CA. This included the review and reporting on the basis of design, IFP drawings and construction documents.
Our team worked with Kanyos Bio on the relocation of their office and laboratory.
We designed a new HVAC system for the space and supplemental cooling units. Our electrical engineers designed power for lighting, furniture, equipment, receptacles and emergency lighting as well as a lighting control system. Our scope also included standby power distribution, which includes a UPS system and feeders.
We are incorporating the design for all of the specialty systems required in a laboratory environment including air, specialty gases, natural gas, vacuum, acid waste, and processed water into our MEP/FP construction documents.
Silver Spring, MD
This design was comprised of four laboratory spaces, two walk- in equipment rooms and one lab office area. The main premise of the design was to provide a clean environment for testing by utilizing directional air flow through the spaces from the air lock vestibule to the cleanest lab at ISO 8 (class100,000).
The laboratory zones for this project included a tele-pathology main lab, airlock, element lab, trace metal lab, microscope lab, wet lab, equipment chace as well as office space that outside of the clean room.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
After performing an initial survey for the potential upgrades to the Thermo Fisher labs, they engaged us to provide engineering services in a phased renovation of their existing R&D laboratories, QC suite, and clean room space. We performed a new boiler and chiller system replacement study. Two new RTUs with humidification control to replace a rezone of three existing RTUs and improve lab and building pressurization.
Frederick, MD and Rockville MD
We helped U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) renovate their existing controlled, refrigerator, freezer, and ambient storage space to meet their new goals and improve on energy efficiency. USP’s daily packing, shipping distribution operations had to continue uninterrupted throughout the renovation process, so we completed the projects in phases.
The first phase consisted of consolidating two redundant back up facilities into the one facility in Frederick. Standby power distribution was reconfigured to allow additional refrigerator storage without replacing the generator. The goal of this phase was to increase storage while optimizing capacity.
The second phase included an upgrade to the distribution area in the basement of USP’s Rockville location. The goal was to increase the storage and packaging areas, optimize the process flow in order to improve efficiency, and maximize the use of the space.
For the lab AHU turnkey design build project, we studied the lab humidity trends and operational data to provide option for system adjustments and AHU replacement. After the equipment design and central plant adjustment, plans were approved for us to managed and contracted all the construction activities.