The Renaissance Companies and Deutsch Associates were retained to perform the design build expansion of the Gould electronic Electroplating facility. This expansion consisted of over 54,000 SF of heavy industrial manufacturing space along with 2nd floor administration offices, full floor plan basements for wet process equipment, central plant utilities upgrades, laboratories, and a class 10,000 clean room. The design team worked with the facility process engineers to determine the design parameters of the Building and facility infrastructure that was required to support the new copper foil electroplating process equipment. Facility utility studies were completed to evaluate the capacity of the existing infrastructure and also determine the operational costs for the manufacturing plant. With this information the team set out to optimize the retrofit of the existing cooling towers, central chilled water plant, compressed air systems, electrical distribution, hot water boilers, and clean rooms to meet the new processing equipment requirements. The team also worked with the operations people of the manufacturing plant to understand their material handling and product flow requirement to insure that the materials flowed through the plant in an efficient manner from raw materials delivery, processing, and finished good storage and shipping. The team worked to integrate these key factors into the facility layout and materials of construction while always looking to minimize the impact on the existing plant operations. Shutdowns, outages, and physical tie-ins to the existing facility were highly coordinated and scrutinized to insure minimal impact on the plants production and insure quality was not compromised during construction.

  • Class 10,000 clean room
  • Photo laminate laboratory
  • $20,000,000 expansion project – to expand copper foil
  • Production in an operational facility
  • Core slab with concrete topping slab for main building floor
  • Cast in place basement walls
  • Full floor plan 2 level basement for process equipment
  • 2nd floor administration offices
  • 2nd floor mezzanine for process and building load centers
  • Rectifier equipment
  • Ship and receiving warehouse expansion
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