Interlayer Plant Development and Engineering | Benham | Architecture, Engineering, & Designbuild Firm

Interlayer Plant Development and Engineering

Project Description

  • Client: 
    Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company
  • Location: 
    Suzhou, China

Benham conducted a feasibility study, selected a local design firm, and outlined the detailed engineering plans and drawings plans for the development of a Saflex® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer manufacturing facility located in Suzhou Industrial Park in China. Benham also provided engineering and construction services for Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, during the project.

“Our understanding of Solutia's manufacturing plant requirements uniquely positioned Benham to deliver an innovative concept design and lead this exciting project from concept to completion.”
– Larry Block, Benham Vice President

We created the DesignBuildSM bid package for site development, production buildings, building infrastructure systems, and process support utilities on the 50,000-square-meter site. Benham also participated in the identification and selection of a local design institute to enter into a DesignBuild contract for execution of detailed engineering, systems process support, and construction. Systems process support included:

 Chilled water refrigeration system
 Process cooling-tower water system
 Outside air dehumidification system
 Steam and condensate system
 Compressed air system

During construction and plant start-up, we served as the owner’s agent to conduct monthly observations of construction progress, schedule, cost, and quality. Benham stayed ahead of industry trends to design a safe, technologically advanced, and energy efficient facility.

About Benham

Our clients range from local, state and federal government agencies, to large and small private sector businesses who are striving to expand.

We embrace each client relationship, helping them reach their goals, delivering innovative, high quality performance. The goals, expectations and needs of our clients provide the foundation for every project we accomplish together.

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