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MICROCHEM Westborough, MAMicroChem building photo 2

The client had developed a basic floor plan/layout and looked to SPEC to provide initial design services to help them master plan the space and develop an up-front budget appropriate for capital approval.  SPEC developed a preliminary budget and schedule for the client provided floor plan as a “base case,” as well as for the three options identified during the review process.  Once MicroChem had chosen an option, SPEC executed a round of value engineering; which ultimately became the scope basis for the project.  SPEC then proceeded to finalize design, procure equipment and subcontractors, and ultimately execute the project.

Project Highlights

  • 10,500 SF of mixed-use space
  • Contract value of $1.2MM
  • Installation occurred within an operating facility without major disruption. Equipment was moved in over a weekend and operational on Monday.

 

MORE PROJECT PROFILES

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SPEC is a process engineering and construction firm based north of the Boston area, serving the northeast US.

We offer full design-build services. Over the past 20 years, we’ve developed a method enabling us to be one of the fastest and most efficient firms in the industry.

We've worked across a variety of industries including specialty chemicals, coatings, pharmaceuticals, energy storage, cellulosic ethanol, solar panels, biopharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and microelectronics.

We've scaled up many of these technologies from a lab scale to pilot through commercialization.

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Complex Manufacturing Projects Completed Faster and On Budget.

The SPEC approach is a modified design/build model, correcting the deficiencies in a typical design/build project as practiced by others in the construction industry.

 

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