Illumina Expands Facility to Accommodate Research and Manufacturing | General Heating and Air Conditioning

Illumina Expands Facility to Accommodate Research and Manufacturing

The expansion of Illumina in Research Park continues to put Madison on the map in terms of leading the pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing industry.

This 132,000 square foot facility will provide room for increased manufacturing of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. GHAC and Hooper Corporation are completing the full HVAC and mechanical systems alongside general contractor, Findorff. GHAC will perform design assist services to install the HVAC system for the facility including air handling systems, heating water, chilled water, plant steam, and humidification.

Like so many projects, schedule is a major challenge and this project is no different. The building was started as a core and shell structure while the tenant improvement portion was being designed. GHAC strived to include as many of the tenant improvement elements in the core and shell structure as possible. This challenged our BIM and pre-construction teams to keep up with the fast moving schedule. GHAC played a key role in coordination between mechanical trades and facilitated design services with the engineer which helped mitigate the scheduling challenges.
This project is scheduled to be complete at the end of November 2018.