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Life Sciences

For drug manufacturers, speed-to-market is everything. Timelines are short, regulatory thresholds are high, and profits thrive on consistency and compliance. We help you stay competitive in a tough global market by planning and designing sustainable pharmaceutical operations that keep you on track for profitability, current Good Manufacturing Practices, and environmental stewardship.

Our Experience

As biotech and pharmaceutical production facilities become more complex, our LEED®-accredited team works with you to bring the latest technology, innovation, creativity, and technical excellence in the planning and design of research and development laboratories, production plants, and more. Our control and automation engineers provide installation, start-up, and troubleshooting services to keep your facility running efficiently, and our commissioning and validation specialists help you meet cGMP compliance. If reaching environmental regulatory compliance is your goal, our permitting and management services can help with that too.

Our staff of highly skilled design and automation engineers has designed more than 200 control systems for the biopharma and life science industries.

Life Sciences Solutions

  • BSL 2, 3, and 3+
  • Cafeterias
  • cGLP and cGMP facilities
  • Clean rooms and sterile suites 
  • General offices and related facilities 
  • Laboratories 
  • Pilot plants
  • Potent compounds
  • Research and development facilities
  • Vivariums
  • Warehousing
  • Waste treatment facilities.

Life Sciences Services


  • ADA compliance
  • Conceptual 3-D modeling
  • Construction drawings 
  • Existing facility surveys
  • Interior design
  • Life safety and code analysis 
  • Master planning 
  • New buildings, additions, or alterations design
  • Programming/feasibility studies
  • Renovation/restoration
  • Roof and building envelope condition analysis
  • Schematic design 
  • Space planning.

Commissioning, Qualification, & Validation (CQV)

  • CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Change control management
  • Cleaning validation program development
  • Data interpretation, comparison, and report generation
  • Development of system procedures (use/operation, administration, PM)
  • Factory and site acceptance testing
  • Installation qualifications
  • Operation qualifications
  • Performance qualifications
  • Protocol developments and execution
  • Startup assistance
  • Summary report generation
  • System documentation development, revision, and verification (walk-down), including engineering turn-over packages, drawing, and manuals
  • Trouble shooting and resolution
  • Validation master and planning documentation.

Electrical Engineering

  • Central plants
  • Cogeneration 
  • Emergency/standby power 
  • Energy management systems
  • Facility support
  • Forensic analysis
  • Manufacturing support
  • Office and industrial lighting systems 
  • Power distribution systems 
  • Process support
  • Security and communication systems 
  • Short circuit/coordination/arc flash studies 
  • Substation upgrades 
  • UPS systems.

Environmental Management and Remediation

  • Engineering design and construction management/inspection
  • Environmental management systems and compliance
  • Impacted site remediation and management
  • Natural resources and restoration
  • Permitting
  • Sustainability design and consulting services.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Air distribution design
  • Air pollution control systems
  • Central utility plans
  • Chilled water systems and distribution piping
  • Clean utilities
  • Dust control and suppression
  • Energy audits and energy management systems
  • Equipment design and development
  • Equipment sizing and selection
  • Fire suppression and risk management
  • Hot water boilers and distribution systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Indoor air quality
  • Piping design and layout
  • Plumbing systems design
  • Refrigeration
  • Steam boilers and distribution systems
  • Structural 
  • Studies, assessments, and evaluations.

Process Automation and Control

  • Building automation/management systems
  • Continuous and batch processes
  • Functional detailed design 
  • Hazardous areas
  • Installations, start-up, and commissioning 
  • Packaging, blending, mixing, and bulk handling
  • Palletizers and stretch wrappers
  • PLC, HMI, and SCADA/ MES programming 
  • Purified water systems
  • Selection and procurement of hardware 
  • Troubleshooting and technical support 
  • Wiring diagrams and schematics.

Project Management

  • Bid documents 
  • Configuration management
  • Construction management and oversight
  • Fiscal planning and analysis
  • Management plans
  • Program and/or project based
  • Project controls
  • Strategic and operations planning
  • Value engineering facilitation.

Regulatory Consulting Services and Maintenance Services

  • Assessment and remediation of facilities, utilities, equipment, and computerized systems
  • Calibration programs
  • CFR Part 11 survey/gap analysis/recommendations
  • CMMS database building and analysis 
  • Design reviews
  • Documentation systems
  • Maintenance programs assessment and development
  • Quality system /compliance audits
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Training program development and implementation.

System & Process Engineering

  • Commissioning, qualification, and validation and/or troubleshooting of new or existing processes and systems
  • Expansion, optimization, or automation of existing and/or new manufacturing processes
  • Integration of original equipment manufacturer products into end-use process applications with unique control and performance criteria
  • Machine design
  • Material handling methods/systems
  • Piping design, including modeling
  • Plant layout/space programming
  • Pressure vessel design
  • Process control/automation, including interface to existing PLC, HMI, and DCS systems
  • Process design/enhancement/optimization
  • Pumping system design/distribution
  • Structural inspection.

Specialized Services

  • Pharmaceutical cGMP Validation

    Test, Adjust, and Balance

    Our NEBB Certified Professionals ensure HVAC systems run at peak efficiency for maximum occupant comfort and minimal energy usage. We balance fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, chillers and chilled water systems, heating hot water systems, cooling towers and condenser water systems, process glycol systems, tempered water systems, and heat exchangers.

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