Oceanside, CA

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Our BIM expertise helped ensure the constructability of a complex biotech expansion project.

Ceiling view of HVAC equipment during installation phase

Value Delivered

We provided HVAC, plumbing, and process piping solutions for this expansion project. We used building information modeling (BIM) to ensure constructability, which helped us complete the work in a timely manner to the satisfaction of the owner and general contractor.

Client Objectives

Gilead needed to build out an existing space at their Oceanside, CA facility and convert it into a new vector manufacturing facility. The project required complex HVAC, mechanical, and process piping systems. The customer turned to us for our expertise in BIM.


For this project, we:

  • Installed ten custom air handling units, seven of which served cleanroom spaces, 14 high plume dilution fans, and eight blower sets
  • Set and installed ambient water for injection (AWFI) generation skid and AWFI piping with 11 use and sample points
  • Built exterior bottle storage area for liquid nitrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, and installed switchover manifolds and distribution piping throughout the facility 
  • Installed lab waste piping, domestic plumbing, sanitary waste piping, industrial plumbing, liquid nitrogen vacuum-jacketed piping, and water softeners

Client Background

Gilead Sciences is an American biopharmaceutical company with global operations dedicated to developing innovative medicines for life-threatening illnesses.