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Case Study: Zymergen - Project & Process Set Up


Who:
Zymergen, Inc. is a fast growing start up in the field of machine learning, automation, and genomics.

Problem:
Faced with a rapid expansion of headcount, lab, manufacturing, and office spaces simultaneously, Zymergen's small facilities group needed to scale up quickly to support the growth.

Solution:
Crew Universal worked with Zymergen to develop tools and processes to support their incoming team members, all while helping in the definition, site evaluation, and planning for their new campus. We also developed the RFP and ran bids for various design scopes of work. As their team expanded, Crew Universal facilitated the onboarding of new team members to the project, ensuring that they were up to speed on their roles.

Outcome:
Zymergen was able to seamlessly onboard their new personnel, as they expanded their facilities. They were left with the processes in place to handle their next expansion internally.

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Case Study: Confidential Company - Project Snag


Who:
A San Francisco Bay Area personalized immunotherapy biotech company.

Problem:
Three months after hand over by the general contractor, the company's new clean room kept failing its validation tests. This inability to pass performance qualifications and begin drug manufacturing was losing the company money every day.

Solution:
Crew Universal was called in to assess and resolve the issues so the company could get their manufacturing operation back on track. We went back and traced the entire project, through planning, design, and construction to determine the root cause. Within a month, we had found an issue with the room air flows and had applied a solution.

Outcome:
The company was able to pass their test and begin drug production in their new facility.

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Case Study: Google - Brand new data center regions


Who:
Google

Problem:
Google set out to build multiple data centers across 6 continents simultaneously. While some of these countries had Google sales offices, many had no technical infrastructure in place. As such, the company was going to build in countries where it had no existing relationships with design and contracting resources.

Solution:
Gim Crew was responsible for the design and construction of these data centers. She quickly established working relationships with local and international firms to deliver the projects. She also had to build the project delivery infrastructure to ensure that contracts could be made across various borders, entities were in place to pay invoices, and that country specific regulations were met.

Outcome:
Google had new data centers across multiple countries within 18 months. This allowed them to rapidly deploy new Cloud regions globally.

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