Swinerton performed preconstruction, MEP design services, and construction for this critical expansion project. The project included renovating (3) existing cleanrooms to ISO 8 specifications with 25 air exchanges per hour, a quality control testing lab, packing rooms, warehouse high pile storage, and manufacturing equipment installation. Due to the global pandemic, this project was classified as a critical emergency response project with COPAN Diagnostics and the City of Carlsbad Building Officials.
The project team was tasked with a critical fast-track design and construction schedule. The aggressive schedule and commitment from COPAN Diagnostics to manufacture one million test kits by the first week of July required the design, permitting, and construction to be complete concurrently within four weeks from Notice to Proceed which allows COPAN Diagnostics two weeks to ramp up the factory prior to full production.
COPAN Diagnostics is an FDA-certified manufacturer of medical devices. The COPAN Diagnostics Carlsbad Manufacturing Facility provides cGMP manufacturing capabilities and Copan operates under a Quality Management System (QMS) and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations which are enforced by the FDA.