Using digital tools to optimize facility design

Next-generation biotech facilities

Shorter project timelines, increased demand for sustainability, and the availability of big data are driving forces in facility design. BIM pushes the envelope of design, resulting in better processes, optimized workflow, reduced cost, and ultimately, the next generation of biotech facilities.

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Lean delivery

Reducing waste with lean delivery in facility design and construction

Applying a lean delivery approach to the design and construction of new facilities can reduce waste, lower costs and improve speed to market.

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NextGen Now: Delivering tomorrow’s facilities today

If cell and gene therapy products are to successfully reach patients and deliver transformative cures, then the industry will need more facilities capable of manufacturing them.

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Using Target Value Design: A short introduction

Using target value design: a short introduction

Target value design presents a solution to an age-old problem: can project cost, schedule and quality goals all be achieved?

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Cutting Costs on Flooring Could Cost You Big!

Cutting cost on flooring could cost you big!

It’s underfoot, sure, but the floor coatings in your manufacturing facility should be top of mind.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Adoption is Accelerating

Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is accelerating

Two years ago, I was introduced to my first IoT experience: A power sensing and analytics technology called Panoramic Power. This product is unique as it allows metering of amperage and power factor via clip-on current transformers that self-power and transmit data via Bluetooth.

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Flexible Design and Nimble Systems Help Prepare for a Biomedical Emergency

Flexible design and nimble systems help prepare for a biomedical emergency

A global specialty biopharmaceutical company entered into a public-private contract worth $220 million with the Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in 2012.

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Site Selection and Development Utilizing a Colored Stop/Go Rated Matrix

Site selection and development utilizing a colored stop/go rated matrix

How to incorporate a new process into an existing facility is a basic question that begins every project. The client usually has a preconceived idea of where a new process will go and how much space is available, but if we stop here and do what we are told, preconceived notions may drive us to a point where we find that project needs haven’t been met.

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Technology: Making it Work in the Field

Technology: making it work in the field

While we all have access to today’s great technology, it is truly only worth what we make of it. Without proper implementation, each device is only a different sized paperweight.

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A building information model color coded to show piping, framing and mechanical systems.

A practical approach to BIM/VDC – spatial allocation

Traditional 2D design workflow previously involved drawing detailed sections that forced us to physically look at spatial allocation. As processes have become more automated, design teams have begun to rely on each other for coordination. This has a tendency to remove the planning process at the beginning of the job, where spatial allocation was previously addressed.

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