Ardurra Group North Carolina (Ardurra) provided civil and structural design and construction administration services for a two-story, 45,000 SF expansion to this pharmaceutical production facility.
This multi-level addition focuses on second floor “clean room” production, including supporting sixteen (16) 16,000-liter vessels through the floor. The vessels are supported on load cells, which require the framing to be designed for stringent deflection and rotational load cell criteria.
Product contents and storage volumes require separation of the addition from the existing production building via two 3-hour rated CMU firewalls. Installation and lateral support for the wall, at the existing building, required coordination with current operations.
The expansion was designed to meet Factory Mutual insurance requirements.
Construction drawings were issued 8 weeks after project award to meet a “fast track” design and construction schedule. Construction administration services were also provided for this project.