This quick, one-time registration gives you access to members-only site benefits. By William Smith, III, with Gordon Leichter and PÃ¤r Almhem, Pharmadule Modular construction is becoming more popular for new pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The approach offers advantages such as improved quality, increased flexibility and faster completion, and allows owner-operators to minimize site disruptions and speed validation. However, modular projects must be handled very differently from traditional plant construction projects, and require a “paradigm shift” in both project planning and execution. This article will discuss some of the issues involved in designing and building new facilities using prebuilt modules. Because these modules are assembled from thousands of parts in a parallel process similar to ship or aircraft assembly, the initial stages of any modular construction project are the most challenging and time-consuming. Assembly generally proceeds much faster—if initial planning and design have been carried out properly. This emphasis on initial engineering means that a full engineering team is required at an early stage of any modular construction project. As a result, the modular project’s staffing curve is different from that of the traditional project, which typically starts with a core team, adding staff as the project progresses. The timeframes for modular projects also tend to be much shorter than those for traditional engineering and construction projects. In addition, in modular projects, commissioning, qualification and validation are integrated, rather than sequential steps, as they are in traditional projects. These differences between modular and traditional projects underscore the importance of initial design and planning stages in modular construction. Effective communication and coordination, both internally and . This quick, one-time registration gives you access to members-only site benefits. Link to this article from your web site or blog Copyright © 2004 — 2009 Pharma Manufacturing.
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