Facilities

Design Solutions for Renovations & New Buildings

Valdes’ team of architects and engineers are focused on meeting our client’s facilities needs to help them achieve their mission and/or grow their businesses. Valdes staff generate our designs with the knowledge that funding, and schedules are ever-changing and with the goal to be flexible and responsive to the unique drivers of each facility project.

FACILITIES PROJECT EXPERIENCE

• New Buildings

• Building Condition Assessments

• Adaptive Reuse/Renovations

• Standard & High Hazard Building Code Review/Analysis

• Building/Site Master Planning

• Clean Rooms

• Laboratories

• Workspace

• Utility Infrastructure (Power Plant & Utility Distribution)

• Research & Development

• Specialized HVAC & Controls

• LEED Certified Facilities

Case Study

Lab Sterilization Room

Lab Sterilization Room

A large national manufacturer of sterilized equipment needed to relocate five Ethylene Oxide sterilizers from another location and accommodate them at their already existing facility. The client needed to maintain the building at a constant room temperature and ventilation and take into account adding more sterilizers and a dry reactor system in the future.

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New Production Plant

New Production Plant

A U.S.-based luxury home furnishings manufacturer needed to accommodate the growing demand for their products. Their production facility in Vietnam was no longer able to keep up with the growth and they wanted to design a larger facility in the same general area as their current facility.

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Fire Station

Fire Station

A large refinery was preparing to add a new fire station, but needed to first understand both current and future operations and space needs within the context of existing conditions. They also needed a long-term plan to serve the refinery's needs in terms of safety and fire department response time.

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Abbott Power Plant - University of Illinois

Abbott Power Plant - University of Illinois

After installation of new feedwater pumps and piping at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's (UIUC) Abbott Power Plant, UIUC noticed significant vibration problems and pump operating issues. Additionally, no drawings or design details had been provided for the installation and, therefore, staff was uncertain about where to start identifying the source of the problem.

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Site Master Plan

Site Master Plan

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Full Service Project Delivery Process

Facilities

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTUAL DESIGN SCHEMATIC DESIGN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Bidding Documents

Permit Documents

BIDDING SUPPORT

Contractor RFIs

Bid Evaluation/Recommendation

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

Shop Drawing Review

RFIs

Construction Site Observation/Meetings

PROJECT CLOSE-OUT

Punch list

O&M Manual

Record Documents

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