Senti Biosciences, Alameda

Life Science | Pharma
91,878 sq. ft.
Alameda, CA

As one of the most prominent gene circuit companies, Senti Biosciences leased a property in Alameda, California, to construct their wholly-owned cell therapy manufacturing facility. This 92,000-square-foot building will meet the existing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure clinical and commercial-scale manufacturing of different allogeneic product candidates. The customer selected the relevant site because of its strategic location near the company’s headquarters and R&D center. 


Senti Biosciences considers internal manufacturing capabilities an integral part of its business strategy to maintain the appropriate quality and supply of current and future therapies. The key challenge for VEC was to design power and lighting systems correctly. The adequate performance of all power sources is crucial for satisfying the client’s manufacturing needs and regulatory requirements.

VEC specialists worked on this life science project in 2022. Our team cooperated with contractors, including McMillan Electric, when providing our high-quality BIM & VDC services for the client’s power and lighting system modeling. The project's design represents a customized end-to-end manufacturing solution, requiring VEC to ensure that those systems would work efficiently and allow all the available machinery to produce necessary medicines. We created 3D models using Revit software and shared them with all stakeholders. This model allowed all cross-functional teams to understand how to construct the systems on-site. In turn, that reduced clashes, enhanced collaboration between the trades involved, and saved a lot of time. 

Electrical BIM & VDC

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.

Civil Underground

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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Since Senti Biosciences deals with healthy donor cells in their operations, e.g., storing them in frozen vials, the correct work of power and lighting systems was essential. Our BIM & VDC services guaranteed their proper performance. VEC is proud to have participated in this up-to-date project that brought together the newest tech solutions and excellent manufacturing talent.
With 3D system modeling services, VEC assisted Senti Biosciences in developing and manufacturing innovative medicines that effectively fight complex diseases.
Using a detailed BEP and managing BIM deliverables, we helped the customer build a spectacular life science facility enabling them to produce those critical gene therapies.

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