Biotech Manufacturing Facility

Location:  Smithfield, RI

Market:  Pharmaceutical

General Contractor: Skanska

Timeline:  April 2019 – July 2020

Services Provided: 

  • Mechanical 
  • Plumbing
  • Sheetmetal ductwork

Project Overview

Fast-track project to convert existing mechanical systems and office facilities for pharmaceutical manufacturing, research, and development needs.

Arden, the general manager, Skanska, engineers, Genesis, and the major equipment vendors held multiple expedited submittal meetings to make necessary corrections for a same-day submittal. The equipment vendors were present to answer the engineer’s questions and provide feedback on lead times and technical questions or options. This allowed Arden to release long lead items within a week of receiving the notice to proceed from Skanska.

Arden performed all demo work, furnished and installed all mechanical equipment, including (9) pumps, (2) condensing boilers, heating and cooling coils, chemical treatment equipment, glycol feed equipment, lab gas manifolds, filters, and regulators, along with all related piping and plumbing work.

Unique Metal Works furnished all the ductwork and insulation.

Rubius piping and ductwork
Rubius piping and duct