Chicago, Ill. (March 24, 2010) –Bulley & Andrews, LLC, one of Chicago’s oldest and most accomplished general contracting firms, is pleased to announce that the Northwestern Memorial Hospital cGMP Cell Therapy Processing Facility (CTPF) project was selected as a second place winner of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’(ASHRAE) 2010 Technology Awards program in the category of Institutional buildings. B&A served as general contractor for the design, construction and certification of the $6.9 million project that was completed in November 2007.
The ASHRAE Technology Awards program recognizes, on an international scale, outstanding achievement in the design and operation of energy-efficient buildings. The awards identify accomplishments by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. Performance is proven through one year’s actual, verifiable operating data. The project, along with other award winners, is featured in the March 2010 issue of the ASHRAE Journal.
“We are honored to have been part of such a distinguished project,” said Paul Hellermann, president and chief operating officer of Bulley & Andrews. “The award is a true testament to the high quality of services provided by our professionals each and every day.”
This is not the only award the project has recently won from ASHRAE. In 2009, it garnered first place for Excellence in Engineering in Region VI as well as the Chapter Technology Award from the Illinois Chapter in 2008. Furthermore, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers awarded the prestigious project an honorable mention for Facility of the Year in 2009.
The Cell Therapy Processing Facility occupies approximately 5,000 square feet on the seventh floor of the Olson Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. It is a highly innovate and unique manufacturing facility designed to support a diverse university-based physician-scientist community. The facility is utilized for the collection, processing and manufacturing of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based projects.
The approach that Bulley & Andrews took, combined with their experience with Cleanroom applications, resulted in a compact, efficient, high-tech facility that is easy to maintain and provides cell and tissue products of the highest quality following pharmaceutical-based engineering best practices and controls.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Bulley Andrews’ Cleanroom and Laboratory Division. This operating division of Bulley & Andrews is dedicated to the creation of contamination-controlled environments. The division’s successful approach offers clients, including Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, a single-source for design, fabrication, coordination and construction, certification and validation, and maintenance. Their project portfolio includes research laboratories and facilities that manufacture micro-electronic, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
“The Cleanroom and Laboratory Division is a distinct asset to Bulley & Andrews’ service offerings,” said Hellermann. “Since its start in 2005, the division has grown significantly. It has been a privilege to lend our technical expertise to such great projects.”
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