CIBA Vision, owned by Novartis, is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optical and ophthalmic products. CIBA Vision contracted with Evans for the construction management of an expansion and the coordination of several upgrades to their headquarters in Duluth, Georgia.Work performed included the build-out/expansion of multiple offices and laboratories. Spaces ranged from class 10 to class 100,000 clean rooms, a pilot production area, research and development labs, a 10,000 SF data center, a state-of-the art 20,000 SF cafeteria and upgrades to the existing central energy plant. Upgrades to the plant included the addition of a new 1500 AMP service, 25 KVA transformer, a 350 ton centrifugal chiller and cooling tower, an 800 GMP chilled water pump, and a 1,100 GMP condenser water pump. Architectural openings and structural modifications were required to accommodate the new equipment. All work was completed over several phases without disrupting services to any existing labs or research facilities.
Novartis, the parent company to Ciba Vision, is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide.