Blue Diamond Growers Project Century

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THIS PROJECT

This facility used a design-build delivery for a 190,000 SF, state-of-the-art food processing facility utilizing an integrated project delivery structure. The project consists of:

  • Ready-to-eat food processing areas
  • Automated packaging, shipping and receiving
  • Elevated interstitial space for MEP equipment
  • 20-acres of new site development
  • Public road improvements and signalization

The facility’s packaging and pelletizing system processes up to 120,000 pounds of almonds per hour, which accounts for roughly 50% of world’s almond production.

Lean tools and principles were implemented throughout the design and construction processes. Collaborative delivery included early subcontractor involvement in design-assist and design-build roles. Target value design was successfully implemented to make sure the project was designed to the aggressive budget goal, and Last Planner® commitment-based scheduling method was used, including pull-planning, weekly work planning and commitment tracking. An extensive VDC program provided 3D coordination of building and process equipment systems to facilitate an extensive prefabrication program.

The project achieved LEED® Silver certification and won the Food Plant of the Year from Food Engineering Magazine.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:
Turlock, California
West

CLIENT:
Blue Diamond Growers

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120,000

POUNDS OF ALMONDS PER HOUR

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190,000

SQUARE FEET

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50
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OF WORLD'S ALMOND PRODUCTION

Project

GALLERY

Food, Beverage and Industrial National Leader
Ed Schlotterback
410-337-2327
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