Single Dose Module Relocation

Project Overview

When global research-based healthcare company Pfizer decided to relocate its Single Dose Module (SDM) facility from Minneapolis, MN to Groton, CT, Arden Engineering Constructors was selected to manage the fabrication and installation of mechanical building systems on an incredibly fast-paced schedule.

Project Specifications

Contract Amount: $12,500,000

Total Project Value: $50,000,000

Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company

Mechanical Engineer: Stanteck

Facility Type: Pharmaceutical

Facility Size: 200,000 SF

Schedule: January-September 2008

Project Location: Groton, CT

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Services Provided

New Construction


Clean/High-Purity Piping

Process Piping




Highlights / Achievements

Unprecedented fast-track schedule required nearly 75,000 man hours in 35 weeks

Fabrication and installation work underway while the design was evolving

Collaboration with sister company, M.J. Daly, ensured strong local execution and expedited installation

Coordination with adjacent, interfacing project on tight site

Minimal disruption to Pfizer personnel and operations during complex relocation effort

Value Delivered

Arden’s experience with pharmaceutical process piping, coupled with the firm’s extensive pre-fabrication capabilities, allowed for prefabrication on all aspects of the project, including high-purity piping. By constructing piping upfront in a controlled environment and then working closely with the firm’s locally based sister company M.J. Daly on installation, Arden delivered high-quality piping to Pfizer more economically and more expeditiously.