Integrated design and engineering: Focused on the end goal

Integrated design and engineering: Focused on the end goal

Mar 27, 2020

Mike Barrett, Biotech Business Unit Leader at CRB’s Raleigh, NC office, was recently featured in an article in Pharma’s Almanac entitled,  “Integrated Design and Engineering: Focused on the End Goal.”

Bringing life-saving therapies to market is often the focus of biopharmaceutical companies. Utilizing CRB’s ONEsolution™ project execution model, the integrated team of owners, designers, engineers, subcontractors and construction professionals seamlessly collaborate to efficiently deliver highly technical facilities that meet the client’s budget and schedule.

In the article, Mike addresses the vision and approach that is used when delivering a ONEsolution project (excerpts below):

Collaborative Teams

An integrated design and construction provide clients with a single source of responsibility, communication, and streamlined coordination. From the start of a project, planning, design, and construction professionals are aligned with the client’s vision and driven to collectively pursue and achieve the project goals. With everyone on the team embracing an environment of trust, collaboration, shared incentives and common purpose, there is much greater project buy-in than is possible when a project is controlled by a single project manager that sets the schedule and assigns responsibilities.

Integration Workshops

Projects that will be completed using this fast-track design and construction approach begin with an integration workshop. Depending on the size of the project, these workshops may last a few hours to a couple of weeks. They provide an opportunity for team members to meet and get to know one another. They also provide the mechanism for building the project strategy, which is codified as a project charter around which the team can rally.

Project Charter

The charter is a living document that evolves during the life of the project. The target schedule and cost are generally fixed elements in the form of a commitment to have an operational facility by a certain date for a certain cost. Within those elements, however, there is flexibility to adjust the scope — specifically how those targets will be achieved.

Read the full article at the link: Integrated Design and Engineering: Focused on the End Goal