Project Description

Failure of Medical Product Manufacturing Cleanroom (CA)

This matter involved the failure of a medical products manufacturing cleanroom as designed and installed, to perform in accordance with the design. Prior to engaging ACS, the owner made modifications to the HVAC systems to achieve the required air flow rates. These changes required excessive fan power that resulted in significant operating energy cost penalty for the owner. In addition, we identified a number of fundamental design flaws that compromised the performance of the facility. ACS designed an alternative cleanroom HVAC system as a proposed “standard of care” design. ACS prepared estimates of the lifetime excessive operating energy costs as a portion of the alleged damages of the owner. The standard of care of the design professional was called to question in this matter. Settled in mediation favorably for the plaintiff client in 2013.