Modularization Process in Project Delivery (Part 1)

By: Gene Martini, Design Vice President – IPS

Modularization has been explored and exploited in the delivery of pharmaceutical facilities for many years; the concept can now be considered mature. The objectives are unchanged: reduced time from decision to delivery, reduced risk of cost escalation, and transfer of risky construction activities away from the field and into the fabrication shop where safety and quality can be better controlled.

The solutions have been tried and tested too; process systems have been modularized as “skids.” Sheetrock wall construction once requiring numerous steps, widely varying skills, controlled conditions, and two weeks of work just to complete a single room has yielded to modular wall panel installation that requires a single craft and a quarter of the time in the field. Stick-built pipe racks, chiller buildings, and air handling systems have been replaced by drop-in modules. And structural modularizations have diverged into a wide range of solutions such as box-in-box designs and portable shipping container laboratories.

The most recent development in modularization is the implementation of design, construction, and commissioning processes that result in optimal modularization decisions at the optimal points in the project life cycle.


INTERPHEX

Learn more about the single source for complete biopharmaceutical manufacturing solutions that gathers 12,000 industry professionals each year.

About INTERPHEX

Official blog of: INTERPHEX New York - www.interphex.com
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s