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Automotive

General Motors Emergency Ventilator Manufacturing Facility (Project H)

Reno, Nevada, United States

Helping Meet Global Medical Device Demand During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Market

Automotive

Key Services

Construction

Preconstruction

Strategic Partnerships

Delivery Method
Design-Build (DB)
Self Perform %
95%
Capacity
86,000 SF
Work Hours
6500

The challenge

During the COVID-19 pandemic, General Motors Company (GM) and Hamilton Medical urgently needed to respond to the global demand for medical ventilators. Alberici was called on to rapidly construct a new ventilator manufacturing line within an existing 86,000-square-foot warehouse to increase their global ventilator production capacity by more than 40 percent. The timeline for this critical project was extremely tight, requiring swift coordination, collaboration, and installation to meet the surging demand for lifesaving medical devices.

Key Facts

86,000 SF Renovation


500 Ventilators Per Day


2 Weeks Schedule


Challenge met

Alberici’s collaborative and agile approach ramped up ventilator production. Coordination with stakeholders, GM engineers, Hamilton Medical, and suppliers was crucial. Daily calls ensured seamless communication, achieving 100 percent layout and utility design in just 11 days.

Efficiently managing the design-build scope, Alberici installed key systems, industrial generators, compressors, chillers, and extensive networks. They set up production stations and storage racks, supporting assembly, calibration, testing, and packing.

Pooling resources from across the US, Alberici deployed 60 on-site and 60 remote workers, producing the first ventilator within two weeks. In a month, they enabled production of over 500 ventilators daily.

Maintaining an unwavering commitment, Alberici supported Hamilton Medical’s operations for three weeks post-completion, significantly contributing to saving lives during the pandemic.

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