Life Sciences R&D | Pilot Plant

Project Details

square feet
days to erect
Location: Rahway, NJ
Owner: Confidential
GC: DPR Construction, Inc.
Engineer: Jacobs Life Sciences
Architect: Jacobs Life Sciences
ConXtech Scope: Supply and Installation of Structural Steel, Edge Closure, Elevator Steel, Prefab Stairs, and Metal Decking

Project Narrative

DPR approached ConXtech in mid-2021 with a unique project opportunity. DPR had been tasked with developing prefabrication strategies that aligned the Owner’s goals of reducing onsite labor hours, improving field safety, and accelerating overall schedule. This new 207,000 SQFT research & development and pilot project in Northern New Jersey was to be the future home of critical life-saving drug research, and was to be designed and executed in accordance with the Integrated Project Delivery method. ConXtech responded with a solution that was cost competitive, met all building performance criteria, transferred significant manhours and welding from the job site into a controlled shop environment, and reduced the delivery timeline for the combined structural steel and metal decking package from 22 – 24 weeks down to only 8 weeks.

ConX Solutions

The building meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards Gold rating. The site sustainability requirements posed the necessity to erect the building within its own footprint. ConXtech met an aggressive schedule of 4 weeks fabrication, 6.5 days steel assembly and 3 weeks thereafter to complete steel, deck and concrete over metal deck, maximizing full coordination with other sub-contractors.

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This project has a ConXL 400 chassis:

Lower & Locking™ Connection

ConXL 400

Height & Assembly Speed

  • 2 to 10 Stories

  • 10 to 15,000 ft2 per day

Design Parameters

Column Size 400 mm (16″ HSS or Box)
Beam Depth 18″ to 30″ for SMF, deeper for OMF
Beam Spans 18′ to 45’+