Projects | Food & Beverage

Quality Assurance Lab Scale Up & Relocation

Cheme partnered with a major food and beverage distributor for the design and relocation of their quality assurance (QA) laboratory. Due to the aging condition of their existing laboratory, Cheme began the project with an operational assessment of current capacity and risks associated with the current operation (aging equipment, outdated processes, etc.). We partnered with an architecture firm to design the layout of the new laboratory and surrounding spaces and develop material and personnel flows to optimize the operation of the new laboratory. Cheme designed the critical utilities for the lab including deionized water, medical gases (nitrogen, helium, hydrogen, argon, and compressed air), liquid argon storage and distribution, and waste collection. The location of the laboratory on the 6th floor of an office tower required unique considerations in all aspects of the laboratory design.

Cheme provided operational support to the laboratory team on process development, cost planning, budget and schedule development, and cost analysis to ensure that business continuity was maintained during the relocation of the laboratory. This involved the development of a phased relocation plan and strategic duplication of resources to maintain operations.

Cheme oversaw implementation of all construction aspects including construction inspection, validation of critical utilities, and the phased relocation of all laboratory assets to the new location.

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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