Biosite, Inc., SAN DIEGO, CA
Mechanical Construction, Piping, Plumbing & HVAC Services
Safety, comfort and energy-efficiency for an advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing facility; smooth coordination with other contractors; single-source mechanical construction and HVAC services for efficiencies and accountability.
To expand its ability to conduct ground-breaking research and to supply advanced diagnostic products.
HVAC, PIPING & PLUMBING SOLUTIONS
Biosite selected UMEC (CA) as its single-source mechanical contractor for equipping four new pharmaceutical manufacturing buildings with state-of-the-art commercial HVAC and plumbing systems. The 327,000-square-foot project encompassed FDA-validated medical device manufacturing space, quality control facilities, laboratories, warehouses, distribution centers and administrative offices.
To complete the mechanical services scope of work, the UMEC (CA) team carefully planned and coordinated HVAC systems installation of 11 cooling towers, 11 chillers, 14 boilers, 378 fan coil units, and 11 make-up air units. To further support the client’s strategic objectives, the company purchased and installed the facilities’ complete array of plumbing equipment and industrial piping systems.
BIOTECH FACILITY BACKGROUND
Biosite Incorporated is a leading provider of rapid diagnostics products and antibody development technologies. Through its integrated discovery and diagnostics businesses, Biosite seeks to improve clinical and economic outcomes for acute diseases.