Central Utilities Building

PROJECT NAME:

Central Utilities Building


LOCATION:

Research Triangle Park, NC


PROJECT(S) DATA:

- 24,000 SQ. FT.

- $20.1MM

- ACEC Awarded

- Centrally Controlled Command Center

- Duel Fuel-Use Boilers

- All Mechanical Utilities

- Back-up Power for Campus


SERVICES PROVIDED:

- Detailed Design

- Project Execution Plan

- Project Schedule

- Resource Planning Cost Estimate

- Mechanical, Electrical, Process + Process Control Design

- System Controls

- Project Management


PARTNERS:

Yonkers Industries, CTT

The 24,000 SF project included both a new building and a Central Utility Plant with four new 1,500-ton , a new 800 HP Superior boiler, relocated 500 HP Superior boiler and three new 1,250 CFM Ingersoll Rand air compressors. Condenser water is provided by eight new Marley cooling tower cells located outside of the new utility building. New substation providing 15,000 kVA of service entrance power, with new 4160V and 480V switchgear powering the utility equipment. A new 600 LF pipe bridge distributes utilities to two other buildings on the campus. The Facility was designed with N+1 capacity and allows for future expansion as utilities demand increases on the site. The Yonkers / HIPP team identified over $3MM in value engineering opportunities during the design phase of the project. Construction was completed on time and within budget. Utility services were successfully transitioned from the existing equipment to the new Central Utilities Building equipment over a 5 day rolling utility outage.


Oral Solid Dosage Manufacturing Upfit

Our client wanted to convert existing empty building space into a granulation suite housing fluid bed dryers, granulators, blenders, coaters, and lifts. HIPP was asked to fit out space and facilitate installation of previously selected/purchased equipment. HIPP partnered with civil, structural, architectural, electrical, and instrumentation and controls engineering firms to complete the multi-disciplinary design. HIPP oversaw both the detailed design and construction administration phases of this project.


Unique Design Elements

• Fluid bed process and coating equipment ducting systems designed for explosion isolation and dust collection

• Purified water, solvent and nitrogen systems installed

• Wall designed for high-purity water wash down

• Closed, solvent-based coating solution preparation system

• Process, mechanical, and instrumentation equipment access from walkable ceiling, eliminating need for mechanics to enter cGMP areas

• Space programming and process flow diagram development

• Project design integrated into middle of active manufacturing operation - no need for major shutdown