Construction of a manufacturing facility for Car-T cell therapies for cancer from a less-than-optimal core/shell posed some distinct challenges. The existing electrical system did not meet the needs of the new operation, the building structure had limited weight-bearing capabilities, and utility delays meant waiting seven months before our work could fully commence.
Problem solving is all about insight, innovation and understanding the downstream implications of a plan. For this project, the experienced McMillan Electric design team utilized BIM software to define a creative solution. The team overcame the unique structural obstacles presented to flawlessly integrate the new systems into the existing grid structure. Our project management professionals developed a plan to furnish temporary power to key elements of the building. They also developed a compressed schedule and sequence for installing the main infrastructure later in the construction cycle.
Our project execution did more than consider the electrical, it provided a template for other on-site trades, ensuring a seamless, integrated timetable. The outcome was a first-class bio-med facility that was able to open as originally planned.
Early Design Coordination
Design, Build oversight
Installation drawings by area and system
Detailed prefabrication & build sheets
Trimble point layout
All-hours field support
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“The Allogene project was an opportunity to for us to demonstrate the McMillan Electric value proposition. In the end we generated $1.1M in cost savings for the client.”
– michael mcalister, vice-president – construction, mcmillan electric