Short Shots Fall 2007
Awards Galore: DPR Exists to Build Great Things
As a customer-focused business, service and quality are top priorities at DPR. One of the best means for measuring performance is through award programs that compare DPR projects against others. Over the last three months, several DPR projects have received both national and regional awards, further proving that DPR is indeed building great things across the country.
GENENTECH OCEANSIDE PRODUCT OPERATIONS FACILITY, Oceanside, CA
ISPE, along with INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine, named Genentech’s Oceanside Product Operations Facility the overall winner of the 2007 Facility of the Year during the November ISPE Annual Meeting. The facility, according to ISPE, was named the overall winner largely due to the “design-build hybrid” approach and people-oriented execution the team delivered—on time and under budget. The facility features unique innovations, design advancements and quality attributes, including large-scale modular construction (super skids), an advanced degree of automation systems, high-level system integration, flexibility and adaptability within the manufacturing building, and expandability of each functional area.
“This award serves as great recognition of the teamwork and quality of work of the many people who have contributed to bringing this facility on line to produce Avastin® for thousands of cancer patients,” stated David Broad, Vice President and General Manager of Genentech’s Oceanside Campus.
GENENTECH CELL-CULTURE PLANT 2 (CCP-2), Vacaville, CA
DPR received a Best of 2007 award in the Northern California Industrial/Manufacturing category from California Construction/McGraw-Hill for its work on Genentech’s CCP-2 facility, currently the largest biotechnology fermentation facility in the world. (see featured story)
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Phoenix, AZ
Reconstructing the historical Phoenix Union High School, built in 1911, DPR transformed a civic landmark into the University of Arizona College of Medicine, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The project was awarded Silver distinction during Building Design and Construction magazine’s 24th annual Reconstruction Awards.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL AUDIO VISUAL CONSERVATION CENTER, Culpeper, VA
Mid-Atlantic Construction/McGraw-Hill named the National Audio Visual Conservation Center for the Library of Congress overall project of the year. The facility, which included repurposing a former Cold War bunker into a high-tech storage facility for the world’s largest collection of audio and visual recordings, also features a 5.5-acre green roof (one of the largest on the east coast).
Posted on June 8, 2011
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