Engineering, architecture, construction and consulting services for the life science and food + beverage industries.

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Main Services

Engineering

Improve profits, efficiency and end-user experience with the right engineering solution.

No matter your product, your business is about people. For the people who use your products, you must deliver the highest quality product quickly and cost-effectively. For the people who use your facility, an efficient, clean and comfortable space is paramount. Make this possible with CRB’s seamlessly integrated process and facility engineering solutions.

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Architecture

Bring your space and people to life with inspired architectural design.

A great architectural solution is more than just a building; it’s the creation of purposeful, high-performance space that has a positive, lasting impact on your people, your work, and your community.

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Construction

Build a facility that changes lives.

Highly regulated facilities are built differently. Whether constructing a new cell and gene therapy facility, modernizing a research lab or modifying an existing food manufacturing line, the materials and techniques to construct for advanced technologies and manufacturing are unique. You need construction solutions and expertise tailored to you.

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Consulting

Strategically transform, realize and optimize your facility.

Could you reduce your annual operating cost? Get your product to market faster? Or eliminate inefficiencies? Find these opportunities with CRB’s consulting group and get custom solutions to capitalize on your areas for growth.

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ONEsolution™

Integrated project delivery, realized.

ONEsolution™ is a revolutionary integrated project delivery method that leverages the combined expertise and technical excellence of ONE project team to deliver your facility in a safe, lean and collaborative way. ONEsolution™ aligns stakeholders on quality, cost and schedule, providing you with everything you need from initial planning through operational readiness.

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Additional Services

Automation Engineering

Engineering

Ensure the performance and profitability of your facility with proper control system design and application.

Get the appropriate automation, instrumentation and controls solutions for your application. From the development of system architecture and hardware selection to the installation and programming for control systems and operator interfaces, our engineers bring the latest technologies and applications to the best approach for you.

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Control Systems Integration

Engineering

Achieve operational readiness with fully integrated control systems.

Control systems integration can help ensure you’re making optimal equipment and systems selections, addressing gaps before they happen and circumventing long lead times or supply issues. Working with CSI experts who understand the food and beverage industry and are plugged into your projects’ design and construction teams from the start sets up your facility for operational readiness on time.

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Facility Engineering

Engineering

Your facility is more than walls and a roof.

Intelligent, innovative facility design enables an efficient process and inspires talent. The right facility engineering solution relies on an understanding of your unique requirements and a breadth of experience to design for your goals. From highly regulated aseptic processing areas to functional, collaborative instructional and research spaces, we engineer your facility around your process, your product and your people.

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Mechanical/Electrical/ Plumbing Engineering

Engineering

Central utilities are critical to maintaining a functional, comfortable and, most importantly, safe environment.

If you’re housing a highly-regulated aseptic process, producing a perishable food product, or working with potent or toxic materials, the proper MEP solutions are necessary to maintain the quality of your product and keep your people and end-users safe. Even in laboratory, office and academic spaces, the right MEP is important to promote productivity and wellbeing. You need more than just MEP engineers; you need experts in the requirements of these unique spaces. Our multidisciplinary teams collaborate throughout your project to design MEP solutions that complement your process and support your goals.

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Packaging Engineering

Engineering

Packaging is integral to your bottom line. Packaging engineering helps you get it right.

Your business relies on packaging that protects products and catches consumers’ attention, enabled by a packaging process that runs optimally and consistently. Packaging engineering can unlock business advantages and increase efficiency, cutting straight to your bottom line. CRB’s packaging experts provide packaging production lin equipment design, packaging material design, staff augmentation and consulting to optimize your production, bring your ideas to life, and partner for your success.

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Process Engineering

Engineering

Increase speed to market, return on investment, quality and safety with a perfected process.

Whether you’re creating a new process, scaling up or identifying improvements, turn to the firm that has the process engineering capabilities to design solutions. Our broad range of process engineering expertise combines with the application of dynamic simulation techniques, to provide you a practical process that operates efficiently and economically. Focused on output, energy and safety, we are committed to helping you increase your return on investment, improve production yields and enhance capabilities.

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Structural Engineering

Engineering

The structural integrity of your building shouldn’t be an afterthought.

Maximize your project’s efficiency, constructability and value with structural design integrated into your engineering solution. You ensure that the framework of your facility supports its design and capabilities when our in-house structural engineers collaborate on your project from the start. Your project comes together seamlessly with one engineering solution in one place, enhancing your building and your bottom line.

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Interior Design

Architecture

Excellent design inspires your people, enables your work, and elevates your mission.

Interior design and workplace planning can give your organization the edge in securing and retaining top talent. It also better equips your personnel to do their work; it keeps them motivated, productive, and inspired; it reflects your brand.

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Construction Management

Construction

Secure your interests with construction management.

Have an advocate on your project: a CM with an integrated delivery mindset. Services are performed as an extension of your team at all levels of construction, from providing a small piping installation to delivering a new greenfield facility.

Every project is unique, not one size fits all. Choosing the right delivery method is based on a number of factors, including budget, schedule, project complexity, risk mitigation and project goals. Your needs drive decisions. Your expectations determine schedule and budget. Alignment with your builder as a CM can help you save.

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Estimating

Construction

Get it right the first time.

A reliable and realistic budget is the lifeblood of your project. It can help you make decisions well in advance of costly mistakes and drive your project smoothly to the finish. This requires estimators whose technical expertise combines with construction know-how and up-to-date knowledge of market conditions to give you the most holistic estimates at every level of your project. Working with our in-house, discipline-specific estimators ensures it’s right the first time. No “do-overs” needed.

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Pre-Construction

Construction

Build an integrated team.

Making informed decisions early drives the overall success of your project. Pre-construction brings the design, client and subcontractor teams to the table in the beginning stages to lay out critical milestones and project goals. Pre-construction is insurance for your final goals.

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Procurement

Construction

Industry and equipment knowledge is imperative.

Work with a team that has industry knowledge and experience procuring specialized process equipment. Our procurement strategies offer efficiency and reliability while meeting manufacturing schedules and capital budgets. Get the benefit of strong industry relationships that can be leveraged for the most competitive bids.

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Staff Augmentation

Construction

Not just people—the right people.

Whether you need on-site leadership or additional expertise to manage your project, get highly competent and qualified professionals to augment your team. As an extension of your business and your brand, you can trust we’ll serve your best interests. Get an extra set of eyes and ears on your job site, and receive a quality project on time, within budget.

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Virtual Design + Construction

Construction

Enhance your project, your facility and your end product with VDC.

Better visualization in the design of your project leads to better collaboration and decision-making. The result is a faster, safer, higher-quality build. And it can save you money too.

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Assessments and Evaluations

Consulting

Assess, anticipate and plan for upcoming OpEx and CapEx needs. 

Don’t run to failure or get hit with unexpected compliance, maintenance, or operability surprises. Regular, third-party assessments of your equipment, processes, and sites provide a strategic and proactive approach to your resource and budget planning.

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Industry 4.0 Consulting

Consulting

Enable your digital transformation and advance your manufacturing capabilities.

Every facility and process has its pain points; understanding them is the key to solving them. Advancing your level of digital plant maturity can improve productivity, reduce human error, and minimize points of exposure, allowing you to get to market faster and continuously improve. Our team of digital technology experts partner with you to identify and resolve existing and potential gaps to unlock facility and enterprise-wide optimizations.

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Operations Improvement

Consulting

Reduce operating costs, improve time to market, and uncover opportunities that boost your bottom line.

Your competitive edge is a fine line. It can be a matter of a few extra steps your personnel have to take in your facility or a small amount of product left in your equipment. These little inefficiencies add up, costing you significant time and money.

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Process Simulation

Consulting

Take the guesswork out of your facility improvements.

Try out process alternatives for everything from a unit operation to your entire manufacturing plant before risking capital expenditures. Simulating your potential improvements in a process model can help you test out strategies or find new opportunities.

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Strategic Facility Planning

Consulting

Align your facility strategies with your business plan for big picture results.

Are you making the most cost-effective business and facility decisions? Without strategic facility planning, you’re missing a key piece of the puzzle. Sound short- and long-term plans require a solid understanding of the relationship between your business requirements and your facility requirements. You can get the most holistic picture of this, as well as the best plan to move your business forward, with CRB’s strategic facility planning.

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Sustainability

Consulting

Unlock your facility’s sustainable potential.

Aligning your site-level action to your corporate-level sustainability goals requires a big-picture approach from an experienced team that knows how to get you there. CRB’s sustainability experts incorporate environmentally conscious and resource-efficient planning and execution throughout a project or product lifecycle to maximize project opportunities and outcomes.

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