Complex and Highly Regulated
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities are among the most complex, highly regulated buildings in North America. In this industry, competition is fierce and as companies race to get their products to market, their expanded sites or new facilities are also the most likely to be on a design-build fast-track.
Developing new or expanded facilities is critical to success and finding an experienced and reliable design and construction firm is essential. Austin is a trusted partner for many pharmaceutical manufacturers of all sizes. From biological/chemical and equipment labs to “scale-up,” pilot and manufacturing facilities, our in-house team provides:
Austin’s vast experience and expertise in this industry extends more than 70 years. Our fully integrated team understands the uniqueness of these buildings and the need to incorporate safety, cleanliness, precision and adaptability into every facility’s design, engineering and construction.
Our approach allows us to meet tight budgets and accelerated schedules, ensuring the facility is ready prior to scheduled inspections.
Special project considerations include:
- Design – We design and build pharmaceutical and biotechnical sites to meet the latest U.S. and international cGMP requirements and standards.
- Management – Austin’s construction management team has experience building a wide variety of pharmaceutical manufacturing plants.
- Trade Services – Austin’s team includes specialized craftsmen who are familiar with the industry, handling tasks such as welded and coved PVC walls and ceiling coverings, to installing specialized cleanable caulking.
- Research and Development – Austin’s R&D facility experience includes engineered safety at equipment, room and access levels; containment and specific occupational exposure limits (Clean Room up to Class 10/ISO Class 4/EU GMP Grade A); and risk-based design.
As consumers become more health conscious, the desire for vitamins, herbals, powders and oils has the nutraceuticals industry racing to meet demand. As a result, nutraceutical manufacturers must respond rapidly – and that means immediate design-build projects for expanded facilities or new manufacturing plants.
But speed is just one component of a successful expansion or new facility. Your nutraceuticals production operations require a clean, compliant, safe environment that adapts over time to support multiple product runs and change overs.
Austin’s proven method, developed by our founder Samuel Austin, has been instrumental in every design-build project since The Austin Company was established in 1878. Our fully integrated team enables your project to be successfully completed on-time and within budget.
Austin’s approach shortens the time needed for an expansion or adaptive re-use space, allowing our nutraceuticals clients to move their products to market much faster.
Our expertise and decades of experience allow us to design-build through a hyper-track process. Our integrated team often uses a “ballroom approach” as we design modularity into facilities, so the interiors can be adapted quickly for multiple product runs or as formulations change.
Every nutraceutical organization is unique and Austin’s team is sensitive to that, as cGMP compliance, flexibility and intellectual property protection are incorporated into the site’s design and construction.
Flexibility for the Future
The Austin Company’s experience in the laboratory facilities industry extends beyond expertise in designing and building specialized facilities for a wide range of organizations. For more than 100 years, Austin has been a leader in planning, design, construction and construction management of some of the world’s most technologically advanced laboratory facilities.
Since the 1940s, Austin’s excellence in laboratory design-build experience includes:
- Bioscience labs
- Food and consumer products labs
- Manufacturing and electronic labs
- Petroleum labs
- Quality control
- Vivarium and R&D labs
Every solution is unique and each comes with its own demands and opportunities. Our fully integrated team has deep knowledge of the industry, including:
- Good Laboratory Practices
- National Institute of Health Regulations
- U.S. and International GMP requirements and standards
- Engineered safety at equipment, room and access levels
- LEED® Design and Construction requirements
Our decades of experience have taught us that organizations change – their missions adapt over time and their laboratory facilities need to adjust accordingly. Austin’s fully integrated team incorporates flexibility and modularity into the design and construction of every project. Whether it’s a new building or an expanded facility, we consider the long-term function of the space, and design, engineer and build with the future in mind.
Medical Products & Devices
Integrated and Innovative Medical Device and Product Facilities
For decades, The Austin Company’s successful and innovative approach to these facilities includes:
- Adoption of new technologies
- Responding to ever-increasing compliance constraints
- Flexibility to support multiple product line changeovers
- Completion of projects on-time and within budget
Responding to changing technology and trends often means modifying existing infrastructure, or constructing new facilities to quickly support new product development and ramp to full scale production. Speed to market means the timing of planning, design, engineering and construction is critical and must be accomplished utilizing an integrated design-build approach.
To achieve budget and timing objectives, our team focuses on:
- Front-end planning
- Establishing a fixed cost early in the process
- Reducing clients’ exposure to risk
- Providing single-source responsibility
- Reducing change orders and schedule delays
With every complex project, we bring a team experienced in the design and construction of clean rooms up to current ISO Standards and complex cGMP manufacturing facility requirements, as well as deep knowledge of the latest technology and industry regulations. In addition, we collaborate with clients to create adaptable, sustainable design options, including energy efficiency measures.