CREST works in real-time during cleanroom shut down for wall panel upgrade

Published: 19-Sep-2023

A global manufacturer of electronic components for the automotive sector has finished a facility upgrade with cleanroom expert CREST

A global manufacturer of electronic components for the automotive sector contacted CREST with a need to upgrade its existing cleanroom facility on-site in Bedford.

The manufacturer sought an architectural envelope contractor that could supply and install an FM-approved cleanroom system in order to comply with their latest insurance conditions.

The process

Following a site visit to understand the project's scope in more detail, CREST proposed to undertake the removal of existing cleanroom walls followed by their replacement with the FM Approved Puracore system, including all doors and vision panels.

"Given our client’s operational commitments, a 10-day shutdown of the main cleanroom was agreed, but most of the works on site had to be completed while it was still operational," CREST stated.

Project delivery

Working within a live cleanroom environment required a stringent construction schedule and daily health & safety briefings to manage personnel moving in and around the works area.

This also meant that some areas of the existing cleanroom envelope couldn’t be assessed while the original site surveys were carried out, so CREST’s site and in-house design teams worked in real-time to identify issues and update drawings.

"The flexibility of Puracore’s cleanroom system, combined with CREST’s experienced workforce, allowed for on-site adaptations easily, which saw the build handed over within 12 weeks," CREST added.

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