Datwyler, a multi-national, Swiss based company and a leading supplier of customized sealing solutions to global pharmaceutical manufacturers, completed a 245,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Middletown, DE. The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is the first of its kind in the United States utilizing Datwyler’s First-Line manufacturing standards, including ultra-modern clean room technology.
The facility is made up of a mixture of clean rooms, research and design (R&D) laboratories, product storage and offices. Clean rooms and labs used for manufacturing make up approximately 160,000 square feet of the facility. Complexities of the building’s design criteria included an intense MEP/HVAC system, environmental system controls, coordination of access control systems to all of the clean room and research areas.
Watchdog worked with the project team to develop the most cost effective design for the building and site. This included leading intense VE exercises which reduced costs by $30 million while maintaining the original design intent and operational functionality of the facility.
Watchdog managed gaining approvals from Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) for processes associated with the manufacturing process including emissions subject to air quality control, waste water discharge and material storage.