With crews working double shifts through ice and wind storms, DPR actually shortened the painting schedule by an estimated two weeks rather than accepting a weather delay.
The design/build project near Portland was the first phase of a master-planned campus that anticipated the construction of up to five more fabs. The initial project included a 167,000-sq.-ft. wafer fab building with Class 10 and Class 1000 cleanrooms, a 120,000-sq.-ft. combined engineering and office space, and a 30,000-sq.-ft. central plant, plus slabs for chillers.
To reduce costs and weight, DPR installed a metal roof over the fab rather than concrete, then coated it with a rubber roof seal. DPR engineers also played a key role in assisting LSI Logic during the site selection process, which specified a .35 micron capability.