CRB proudly announces the Mars Chocolate North America manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kansas has earned LEED® Gold Certification. Beginning in 2010, CRB worked side-by-side with Mars Chocolate North America to ensure successful completion of preliminary and detailed architectural and engineering design for the $270MM, roughly 500,000 square foot facility.
Leon Worrell joins the CRB Raleigh office as the Quality Manager for the Southeast Region. As a former Construction Quality Director and Construction Manager for CRB Builders, Leon has extensive experience developing project-specific quality plans.
“Improving Packaging Line Efficiency with Simulation.” In this presentation, Phil Lyman & Dave Burgos will show an example process model which represents two packaging lines. The assumptions, input data and a typical model configuration process will be described. Example results will be presented from a recently completed simulation study.
CRB is excited to welcome Debora Hankinson as Director of Strategic Facility Planning based in the Kansas City office. Debora’s major focus will be to provide clients with additional knowledge and tools they need to better manage their facility assets and integrate facility strategies with their internal business planning efforts.
When it comes to design, it can be easy to forget that architecture is about more than how your building looks – it’s also about how your building feels…the sentiment it creates among the people who live around and work within the building. And for that reason, the architectural design of your building should be about more than the materials and the layout – it should be about your brand.
Newly elected ISPE Rocky Mountain President Lindsay Kenney announces new Board of Directors for the region. The new board is now working to continue providing the Chapter with educational events, information and fun networking opportunities.
CRB’s Mark Paskanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C is featured in this month’s Laboratory Design News. The article entitled, “A Retrospective Look Forward at Lab Planning” looks at when designing laboratories today, CRB draws upon the successes of the past.
CRB’s reputation as a thought leader and valued contributor to pharmaceutical industry advancement is being demonstrated once again via our participation in the ISPE OSD Baseline Guide Volume 3 rewrite, which is currently being finalized and is under industry review.
The Engineering News-Record released its top 400 Contractors List and CRB ranks #10 in Pharmaceuticals and #39 in Industrial Process. Every year, ENR conducts a survey of large general contractors, engineers and architects from around the world.
Project Spotlight: NetApp’s Highly Sustainable Global Dynamic Lab No. 2.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 8:00-9:00 a.m. Room 207A Charlotte Convention Center.
Presented by Mark Skiff, PE, CEM, CFM, NetApp, Director of IT Data Center Solutions and Brad Watford, PE, CRB, Senior Electrical Engineer.
Lisa Dorn will be speaking about trends in aseptic processing at the Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Aseptic Processing for Today and Tomorrow event.
September 9, 2014 from noon to 6:30 pmDPR in Newport Beach 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 100Newport Beach, CA 92660
Please join CRB at the 2014 I2SL Conference September 22-24 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. Information on presentations by CRB’ers Alicia Maurer, Don Holden, Kevin Chriswell, Chris Ertl and Mark Paskanik are available at the links provided below.
CRB is proud to announce that the company this past month reached 5 MILLION safe hours! The safety milestone was determined by using DART (days away, restricted or transferred), which is a mathematical calculation using the man-hours worked to describe the number of recordable incidents per 100 employees that resulted in lost or restricted days, each year.
CRB is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Hoyt to our team as Process Specialist for the biopharm team in the PA office. With an impressive resume of innovative bioprocess design experience, Greg’s capabilities will offer an excellent complement to such CRB biotech authorities as Allan Bream, Ken Jacobson and Kim Nelson.
ZweigWhite has announced the 2014 Hot Firm List, an exclusive ranking of the fastest growing firms in the A/E/P and environmental consulting industry. CRB ranked No. 26 in the Top 100 of all firms. This list represents a look at the firms in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental industries that posted the highest percentage revenue growth and dollar revenue growth over a three-year period compared to the other entrants.
The Engineering News-Record released its top 500 Design Firms List in Pharmaceuticals and CRB ranks #3. The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually in April, ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. CRB also ranks #12 in Industrial Process.
CRB thought leaders are driving innovation in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Each year, VDC professionals from around the world gather for Autodesk University, the world’s largest computer-aided design conference.
CRB has announced the opening of its Los Angeles, CA office to further support and develop its growing client base. CRB’s decision to strengthen its Los Angeles presence stems from increasing involvement in the region and underscores a continued effort to be local to its clients.
Check out the Herbalife article published in Wholesale & Distribution Magazine – Summer 2014 edition – to learn more about Herbalife’s ‘seed-to-feed’ supply chain strategy and their plan to double their size by 2020. CRB is proud to have been apart of this publication!
CRB was a new addition to the Philadelphia Business Journal last week, featured for the first time on “The List: Architectural Firms” at spot #24. The list is based on 2013 local billings for the office, which totaled over $2 Million last year.
The Celgene Laboratory Tenant Improvement Project in San Diego, California recently received ENR California Top Projects Award of Merit for Interior/Tenant Improvement. By optimizing the collaborative benefits of design-build delivery, the project team completed this fast-track lab and office build-out ahead of schedule and under budget.
‘Improving Efficiency of Downstream Operations in the Nutraceutical Industry’ by Niranjan Kulkarni, PhD, will be published in the proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC). Dr. Kulkarni will also present his paper on June 2 during the conference at the Palais des Congrés de Montréal in Canada.
CRB is pleased to announce Doug Conrath, Western Region Leader, has been promoted to principal of the firm.
“Doug has been a key part of CRB’s success almost since the very beginning – first as a client and for the last 22 years as an employee,” says Jeff Biskup, President & CEO of CRB. “Since he joined the firm, Doug has always demonstrated strong leadership and technical skills, and the great vision of a strong leader. With Doug’s support, we look forward to CRB’s continued growth and future success.”
CRB jumps nine spots from 140 to 131 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List based on 2013 revenue growth. Each year, the Engineering News-Record provides their Top 500 Design Firms List, including domestic and international markets. Taken as a group, the Top 500 firms had design revenue of $92.69 billion in 2013, up 2.7% from $90.24 billion in 2012.
Please join CRB at the ISPE Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter’s 21st Annual Life Sciences Technology Conference. Marc Pelletier, PhD, Director of Process Technology will present during the Enabling Integrated Continuous Bioprocessing Session (NCBC BPD Track).
In early 2013 the Brewers Association engaged a technical team to develop a keg performance and safety guidelines for use by all U.S. brewing industry stakeholders. In this seminar, Renee Benson will introduce the guidelines, discuss research and methodology, and answer your questions about kegs and the BA’s new keg performance guidelines.
SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2014) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international association of forward-looking companies dedicated to providing consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability, is pleased to welcome leading global design, construction and consulting firm CRB as its newest Science & Technology Services member.
Profitability is the goal for any business. Improving your throughput, reducing inventory, and decreasing inefficiencies / wastes in your operations and process can all contribute to a more profitable business. CRB has Operations Improvement specialists who will deliver feasible, quantifiable and verifiable results to improve your bottom line.
An Integrated Approach to Master Planning Through Dynamic Simulation
When developing a master plan, enhancing your approach with process simulation will lead to more insightful facility and site decisions.
Many changes came to Interphex this year, and one of the most notable additions was the CRB Tech Tank forum, which kicked off the show on Tuesday morning.
The CRB Tech Tank included presentations from three top industry experts on trends and case studies from their respective fields.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become an integral part of the design process for CRB’s biotech, pharmaceutical and advanced technology clients. Our CFD modeling experts calculate air flow rates, model temperature distribution and airflow patterns to develop innovative solutions for our clients.
Noel Maestre will present on industry standards, codes, specification and general system design for High Purity Piping at ISPE Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s High Purity Piping System Engineering Design and Installation Half Day Class.
Neutrogena Corporation recently recognized CRB with its first Erella Dimentstein Contractor of the Year Safety Award in recognition of outstanding Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) compliance at Neutrogena.