BASF Laboratory Modifications

The Austin Company provided design-build services for BASF for the renovation and remodeling of multiple laboratories and a warehouse expansion at their campus in Beachwood, Ohio. 

Project Description: 

The Austin Company provided design-build services for BASF for the renovation and remodeling of multiple laboratories and a warehouse expansion at their campus in Beachwood, Ohio. BASF’s Beachwood location focuses on catalyst, cathode and battery materials research; and chemical and process engineering.

The project involved renovating existing vintage 1965 laboratory facilities to produce modern laboratory facilities, creating cathode research and development labs and office facilities, upgrading the building façade, adding warehouse space to the building, and installing a new parking lot. The project included installation of upgraded sprinkler systems, electrical systems and natural gas service for increased capacity and safety.

The labs are critical for the testing of new equipment and processes related to BASF’s world-leading development in battery and fuel cell technologies. The project was completed in phases on a fast-track basis:

  • Phase 1 involved an R&D laboratory project that was constructed on a tight schedule to be completed in time for installation and start-up of a multimillion-dollar machine, along with laboratory facilities for chemists. The laboratories were remodeled for modern, sophisticated and safer operations.
  • Phase 2 included the balance of the laboratories that needed to come into compliance with today’s safety standards and state-of-the-art functions. Austin worked with BASF to design completely modernized, safe and efficient laboratories.

Austin responded to changes in this fast-paced project to customize the labs for BASF’s end users. This was successfully achieved and the end users were thrilled with their new facilities. 

Project Stats: 

Austin Services Provided: Design, Engineering, Construction

Location: 

Beachwood, OH

Project Client: 

BASF

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