Project Granite

Becton Dickinson (BD) Biosciences

Perfomance: 01/20/2015 – On-Going

Detailed Project Scope

BD Operates a manufacturing facility in San Jose, for its’ BD Biosciences operations. The facility is 35 years old, and was in need of a planned, programmatic upgrade to the overall facility. A preliminary study of the plant infrastructure was performed by ADC. ADC then partnered with Biggs Cardosa for structural engineering and DES Architects + Engineers for architecture services, to undertake “Project Granite”. The work is broken into 5 phases of A/E design phases.

The first phase conducted was a Master Plan, which included data collection, Site Survey and Interviews of key stakeholders, Test-Fit Development using IDEO concept of proposed spaces, and Basis of Design development and review with the GC/BD. The Design Effort was coordinated with all engineering disciplines.

The Second through Fourth Phases consisted of Tenant Improvement projects, ranging from the existing front office Area (approx. 130,000 SF), the Warehouse & Mezzanine Area (approx. 70,000 SF), to the Storage and Production Area (approx. 77,000 SF). For all three TI projects, ADC performed Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Process Piping required to facilitate the Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) remediation requirements and support interior improvements developed by the Architect.

The fifth phase of the project was a Utility Chiller Plant, in which Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Process Piping were required to facilitate the relocation of BD approved systems. Developed a complete PG&E package for a new thermal energy storage (TES) plant which provides up to 1,200 tons of nominal cooling (entire building load) and 6,230 ton-hrs. Of ice storage capacity. The project required the development of a bod report, feasibility study (required by PG&E) and whole building energy model using equest. The TES plant ice storage is designed to meet entire building cooling load during the PG&E peak hours (12pm-6pm) during the peak time of the year. This TES technology shifts electrical load by creating and storing ice or cold water during the morning or later evening hours, when energy rates are lower. During the afternoon hours when rates are higher, the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) system uses this previously stored cold resource to reduce cooling costs and maintain comfortable facility temperatures. This plant received substantial rebates through PG&E which helped the economic feasibility of building this project. The rebate was only approved by PG&E by providing complete PG&E package, feasibility study and whole building energy model.

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