IPS-Integrated Project Services a leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities has announced four presentations to be given by the company’s subject matter experts during INTERPHEX 2014 in New York City.
“Commissioning and Performance Testing of a Data Center"

Aaron Weinstein
Wednesday, March 19, 10:15-11:15AM, Room 1E12
More and more biopharmaceutical capital projects include Data Centers to meet corporate and regulatory requirements for data security and retention. The case study will detail the approach to electrical and air conditioning performance testing including failure scenarios and the Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units’ ability to maintain temperature and humidity under different heat loads and an automatic switchover. There will be an emphasis on lessons learned to provide the most value to the attendees.

"Six Sigma Tools Are Not Just for Black Belts!"
Paul Valerio
Thursday, March 20, 9:00-10:00AM, Room 1E10
The success of any organization, in general, is severely limited if its employees are not utilizing some of the many tools often classified under the umbrella of OpEx/Six Sigma. Tools such as Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Risk Analysis and Design of Experiments are just a few tools that provide great return on the investment of people’s time and effort. This presentation will focus on applying these tools to everyday challenges toward solving problems and achieving consensus with thoroughness and efficiency.
"Faster than Fast"
Jeff Odum, CPIP
Thursday, March 20, 9:00-10:00AM, Room 1E13
The quest for developing faster, more efficient and cost effective manufacturing assets for key biotech therapies is a key element of many corporate strategic initiatives. This session will present a case study on how the integration of manufacturing platforms, new enabling technologies, and modular facility delivery approaches can be married to deliver rapid-deployment manufacturing assets that are “outside-the-box” of the traditional manufacturing model.

"Cost Benchmarking for Capital Projects"
John Costalas, LEED AP
Thursday, March 20, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Room 1E14
Cost Benchmarking for Capital Projects, which includes a review of facility cost comparison by various types of projects and area types, the factors that influence project costs, strategies to control project costs, and an analysis of contracting methods and their impact to overall project costs. The presentation will look at strategies that can be implemented to control project costs, including lean practices, target costing, upfront planning, contracting methods and team approach to ensure successful project delivery.