RGD Case Study

Design & Build – Fast Track

Chemistry QC Laboratory Building

An in-depth case study of a $29 Million Design-Build

Facility Type
Chemistry QC Lab, Offices and Audit Areas
Project Type
Design/Build - Fast Track
16 Months

Project Scope

Consolidation of all Chemistry QC Lab functions to support operations at Hospira’s Rocky Mount production site into a state-of-the-art facility. Project consists of laboratory space to operate 24 hours per day/ 7 days a week,  Office space for QC Lab scientists, technicians, and management, and FDA Audit space. Corporate commitment to develop a center of excellence for lab functions.

Original Basis Of Design

Hospira, Inc. plans to expand the Center of Excellence for CQ Testing at its Rocky Mount, NC site. This project is expected to “break ground” in July 2012, and will consist of a new approximately 60,000 sq. ft. structure.

The new building will be developed using a design build methodology and will include:

  • State-of-the-art Chemistry/Analytical Laboratory on the first floor with a Site Welcome Center.
  • Regulatory Inspection rooms, conference/break-out rooms, office areas, and audit space on the second floor.
  • Office areas, conference/break-out rooms, and document storage on the third floor.
  • Each of the three floors will be designed with ~20,000 sq. ft.

Key Success Points

  • Stayed in Budget
    Worked with the customer to stay in budget with a phased funding approach.
  • Beat the Schedule
    The client had made a commitment to the FDA on the schedule of this project.
  • Delivered an Efficient Design
    The adjacent work areas, material, and personnel flows were integrated into a design that promotes a productive operation and maintains GLP.
  • Lasting Quality
    We toured the facility with the owner 5 years later- the customer was still very happy and proud to have one of the best facilities their lab technicians and scientists have ever worked in!

Project Timeline

We completed this project 31 days ahead of the contract date.
Interviewed by Customer
RGD Awarded Contract
Design Work Commences
Underground Relocation and Soils Remediation
Start of Foundations
September - October
Structural Steel Erection
Building Dry-In
March - May
Building Fit-Out
Occupancy Permit ( 31 Days Ahead of Contract Date)
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