Armistead Mechanical Inc. was part of a team recognized by the New Jersey Subcontractors Association (NJSA) for its work on the Celgene Building L Office and Parking Structure in Summit, N.J. The company was a subcontractor of the design/build team put together by Turner Construction, in conjunction with architecture firm Highland Associates and civil engineering firm Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.

Biopharmaceutical company Celgene Corp. was able to move into its new building months after breaking ground. Lean construction techniques utilized included paperless submittal exchanges, process mapping, prefabrication, Last Planner, pull planning sessions and daily huddles, 5S, root cause analysis, and tracking of “promises kept.”  Other solutions included the incorporation of prefabricated full brick panels, enhanced modeling and total station/laser scanning, and prefabricated and preprogrammed VAV boxes.

Designed to meet LEED Silver specifications, the six-story office building is designed to serve 950 employees and includes open-plan offices and workspaces, enclosed private offices, conferencing, a 175-seat cafeteria and a pedestrian bridge.