The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Award-Winning Cell Processing Facility Modular Construction
In the constantly evolving landscape of medical research and manufacturing, Genesis marked its noteworthy contribution to a groundbreaking facility. This project for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stands as a testament to innovative construction methods and ambitious scientific pursuits,
As the designated Subject Matter Expert (SME) for cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations, Genesis served as the critical bridge between the NIH and the design-build team. This involved ensuring that every aspect of the facility met the stringent requirements and standards set by cGMP. We provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering expertise to ensure the facility had efficient and reliable systems in place, given the specialized nature of the research and manufacturing it would house. Our Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation experts identified, troubleshooted, and resolved any potential issues to ensure a smooth and compliant launch.
Awards and Recognition
The facility was not only a testament to technical proficiency but also a beacon of design and construction excellence, securing the Best of the Best Award from Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.
Facility Features and Construction
- Innovative Design: This structure stands out as one of the pioneering large-scale prefabricated and multi-modular cGMP manufacturing units in the country.
- Purpose and Usage: Backed by the National Cancer Institute, this facility’s main objective is to catalyze transformative cancer treatments, positioning it at the forefront of medical innovation.
- Physical Attributes: The facility occupies an area of approximately 14,200 SF. Its robust foundation is crafted using a 30-foot deep auger pile technique, ensuring stability and durability.
- Initial On-site Construction: Before the facility’s primary modules arrived, essential elements like entry vestibules and a mezzanine mechanical space were constructed on site.
- Module Integration and Final Touches: After rigging of the cGMP modules, the next steps were crucial. Our team methodically enclosed the facility’s roof and walls, thus forming a protective and compliant building envelope. The final phase involved extending the essential utilities across the facility and integrating them with the larger campus’s cooling and heating distribution mechanisms.