The new Genentech Clinical Supply Center is the company’s small-batch biologics facility, representing its next-generation manufacturing and sustainable efforts. By leveraging the latest bioprocessing technologies and modular design, the customer would ensure the proper on-demand delivery of their investigational medicines for clinical trials. The project aimed to build an innovative medicine manufacturing facility to satisfy patient requirements and address public health emergencies.
In addition, this clinical supply center is the first Genentech building that achieved LEED Gold certification. The facility could maximize efficiency using fewer resources, which allows for a significant reduction of environmental impact. The most challenging task for VEC was to assist Genentech in its sustainability strategies and create models that would ensure effective adoption in practice.
VEC worked on this biopharmaceutical project in San Francisco in 2021 and closely collaborated with other contractors like Redwood Electric. As a BIM & VDC partner, we provided high-quality models of power, lighting, telecom, and security systems for the 78,520-square-foot building.
Since Genentech wanted to use a modular approach to producing multiple drugs simultaneously and utilize up-to-date equipment like bioprocess bags, we were responsible for guaranteeing that everything would work appropriately. Our Revit-created 3D models gave an accurate depiction of the facility’s future look and performance, which was critical for on-site construction and productive cooperation among all involved parties.
Our electrical BIM & VDC services cover power, lighting, and telecom system modeling. Also, the VEC team created a thorough BIM Execution Plan and shared it with all stakeholders to provide them with the correct understanding and management of relevant BIM deliverables.
Meanwhile, 3D systems’ models are vital to ensure their proper performance after construction due to the opportunity to detect and eliminate clashes quickly. That also strengthens project coordination as all parties get these 3D models and realize how the systems will be constructed on-site. After all, creating a unique environment that will offer student-centered learning is only possible with valuable BIM data and efficient cooperation between all contractors.
VEC’s specialists deliver exceptional civil underground services for this educational project. They encompass various tasks such as 3D modeling, project management, BIM coordination, civil underground wet & dry (VDC), and onsite technology work. We have effectively utilized BIM software solutions such as Revitzo, Revit, and Navisworks throughout the project.
Our experts promptly document all design-related issues using PDF Markups and propose relevant solutions, including fittings and pipe length adjustments. Besides, we have created installation drawings to ensure accurate implementation in alignment with the plans. Lastly, our team performed essential tasks such as 3D laser-scanning, reporting on deviations from the current conditions, developing as-built models and drawings, identifying clashes, etc.
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