January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1255 Crescent Green #350
Cary, NC 27518


LCI Carolinas Community of Practice


Congress Reprise Presentation –
Drug Substance Intermediate 

Merck laid down a challenge to a group of trusted EPCM partners to provide an operational facility that could produce a biopharmaceutical product within 24 months that had originally been benchmarked at 37 months. CRB, a leading design and construction firm in the industry, stepped up to join Merck in this journey. CRB and Merck teamed up to try some unique project delivery methods with goals to allow project acceleration with minimal risk. Join us as we share this lean delivery story and talk to the tools used to deliver this fast-tracked $120MM project.


Mike Barrett -CRB– Mike is a project manager and engineer with more than 15 years of experience in engineering and facilities design for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. His project knowledge covers design and installation of biotech and pharma facilities, including upstream and downstream processing, cell & gene therapy technologies, process utility systems, plant utility systems, CGMP process systems and construction of CGMP facilities.
Carl Rohs – CRB – Carl is an experienced account manager overseeing capital construction projects for the pharmaceutical, biological, pulp/paper, food and water/wastewater industries. Projects have ranged in value from small capital scope to over $100MM in total installed cost. Experience includes rapid and continuous levels of project execution responsibilities serving in key management positions.
Sarah Gadbois – Merck – Sarah is a project engineer with 12 years of progressive project experience on the owner and supplier side of the business. Sarah has over one year of active, hands-on experience implementing numerous lean design and construction tools and techniques. She has helped drive the use of lean tools on projects at various stages in planning and design through construction.

Attendance is free of charge. (Registration Required)

This event is Sponsored by CRB

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Drinks and heavy hor d’oeuvres will be provided