Today’s critical environments must not only adhere to strict contamination control standards but also meet the needs of individual industries and customers. The flexibility and customization of clean spaces has become an important component of cleanroom design and build services.

Compiled by Jason Andrukaitis

Modular cleanrooms

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CEI modular cleanrooms are custom designed by a team of engineers for maximum space flexibility, modulation economy, and time and cost saving impact. All cleanroom components are specifically engineered for aseptic and sterile applications for cGMP facilities. Wall and walkable ceiling panels are manufactured in CEI’s plants in Syracuse , NY. Environmental zone control units are available in 5- to 60-ton capacity. Units, controls, and software are 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.

CEI Manufacturing, Inc.
East Syracuse, NY

Turnkey designed cleanrooms

Clean Air Technology, Inc. is a “design and build” cleanroom contractor and manufacturer for modular cleanrooms, on-site constructed cleanrooms, and biocontainment facilities. The company specializes in turnkey design, engineer-ing, construction management, installation, startup, and testing for ISO standard 14644, Class 3 to Class 8 cleanrooms. Cleanrooms can feature fully ducted HVAC systems or the negative return air plenum concept and custom-built HVAC equipment. The company supplies its products and services to the pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, semiconductor, and aerospace industries and university and government agen-cies worldwide.

Clean Air Technology, Inc.
Canton, MI

Specialists in needs analysis

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CleanAir Solutions’ cleanroom consultants promote the design-build approach to limit customers’ liability from potential errors in their own pre-written specification and places the responsibility back on “the specialists” to provide the best design solution. A needs analysis worksheet helps accurately assess each customer’s requirements and ensure that the company does not create guidelines that impact the overall goal of the project. CleanAir Solutions carefully analyzes the client’s process for proper evaluation of the program and takes into consideration the various factors affecting cleanroom performance. Design experts specialize in integrating existing site conditions into new construction plans.

CleanAir Solutions, Inc.
Fairfield, CA

Design and build services

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Clean Rooms West, Inc. provides consulting services for the microelectronics, semiconductor, medical, food, and pharmaceutical industries. The company has delivered more than a million square feet of cleanroom space since 1991, based largely on its ability to provide a full range of services, including design and building of modular and conventional cleanrooms, certification, validation support services, system evaluation, electrical systems, exhaust and utility systems, and mechanical design. CRW works with customers to review allocated space, process needs, compliance to codes, certification/validation requirements, and value-added engineering concepts. Scope of work, facility specification, and concept drawings are then developed for consultation. Changes to meet customer requirements are implemented, and the preliminary consultation is reviewed. Project budgets are then analyzed and value-engineering concepts are added to comply with project feasibility.

Clean Rooms West, Inc.
Tustin, CA

Modular cleanrooms

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Connecticut Clean Room Corp. offers modular cleanrooms that are quick, easy, and cost-effective to build. The company’s designs also allow for expansion or reconfiguration of existing enclosures. Unlike stick-built or conventional-type cleanrooms, modular systems can be easily modified, assembled, and disassembled. In the event of a company move, customers’ modular rooms can easily be transferred from one facility to another. Some features include energy efficiency, full HEPA ceiling coverage, unidirectional airflow, and a variety of panel choices that can be used with existing walls.

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation
Bristol, CT

Cleanroom consulting firm

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HDR has designed more than one million square feet of cleanroom space for academic, federal, and health care research facilities as well as corporate manufacturing facilities. The company’s work includes ISO 14644-1 compliant and Class 1 to Class 8 cleanrooms. HDR understands that cleanroom spaces are a significant part of today’s research environment and facility costs. The company works closely with end users and considers research or manufacturing goals, operating costs, and equipment acquisition and installation. HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and consulting firm that strives to manage complex projects and provide solutions to challenges for clients. Approximately 6,600 professionals, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners, and construction managers in more than 150 locations worldwide pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms.

HDR, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Wall and ceiling systems

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ModuSpace, Inc. is a manufacturer of a complete modular wall system for the pharmaceutical industry, with all integrated services inside the walls and ceiling. The company manufactures and installs aluminum or steel walls, walkable ceilings with integrated lighting fixtures, and completely flush windows and doors. The system allows the company to implement quick installations without contamination, as its product is pre-installed at the factory and each panel closed on all sides. A short presentation of the company’s product is available on its web site.

ModuSpace, Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Turnkey and cGMP facilities

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Pacific Environmental Technologies, Inc. is a full-service controlled environment construction company recognized for its technical expertise and service-minded professionals. The company designs and constructs turnkey R&D and manufacturing facilities for a variety of industries, such as solar power technology and semiconductor pilot plants, as well as cGMP facilities for tissue engineering, pharmaceutical compounding and aseptic fill, and other pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industry applications. The company can build facilities ranging from a 400-square foot ISO 7 (Class 10,000) modular cleanroom to a new 150,000-square foot facility requiring offices and conference rooms, engineering department, restrooms, cafeteria, warehouse storage, shipping
eceiving department, and required ISO certified CERs for various R&D and manufacturing needs. As a licensed HVAC mechanical contractor, the company also provides a full line of in-house mechanical services.

Pacific Environmental Technologies, Inc
Corona, CA

Cleanroom design

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SMMA’s architects and engineers are experts in understanding and anticipating the transformational nature of cleanroom design. The company’s integrated, experienced team understands all aspects of controlled environments. They are well prepared to design for today’s needs and tomorrow’s regeneration. SMMA’s recent projects include MEMS facilities, nanotechnology research labs, fabrication rooms, university research buildings, proton accelerators, and semiconductor cleanrooms. Its clients include Analog Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor, MIT, IBM, Varian Associates, EMC, and Ohio State University. The company takes a business-based approach and offers vigorous cost control and energy management capabilities during construction and startup of a facility.

Symmes, Maini, and McKee Associates, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

Cleanroom design services

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SMRT engineers and architects are leaders in the design and delivery of today’s advanced technology facilities. Their expertise and experience aids customers from early planning of projects through detailed technical design. Whether it’s research, clean manufacturing, nano-scale environments, or large-scale production and warehousing, SMRT’s engineering leadership and collaborative approach help meet each customer’s individual needs. The company offers architectural/engineering design, cleanroom design, tool accommodation, and high-purity piping services.

SMRT, Inc.
Portland, ME

Energy-efficient cleanrooms

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Technovation Systems designs and builds energy-efficient cleanrooms, utilizing its optimized bypass air-handling system and by using three different models for optimally determining the airflow rate specific to the cleanroom class, process equipment, and type of product being manufactured. The company also utilizes its dilution model to experimentally characterize the particle generation of various process tools and provide consultancy services for equipment selection. The company also provides expert DQ/IQ and OQ documentation and services for cleanroom validation. Technovation has developed productivity-enhancing USP <797> compliant cleanrooms for pharmacies. One of the benefits of the company’s cleanrooms is that they exhibit ultra-low bioburden due to the use of patented bactericidal BIO PLU™ HEPA filters.

Technovation Systems, Inc.
Midlothian, VA

Cleanroom construction and services

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Vectech has extensive experience in the design and construction of pharmaceutical and biomedical facilities. Its staff is available to provide services for project implementation, planning, and monitoring; this includes equipment specification and selection, review of bids, selection of a contractor, project management, and related tasks. By actively participating in the design and implementation of pharmaceutical processes in areas such as aseptic processing, contamination control, dust control, clean-in-place, sterilize-in-place, dry heat, and steam sterilization, the company has obtained the knowledge and skills needed for work in the contamination control industry.

Vectech Pharmaceutical Consultants, Inc.
Farmington Hills, MI