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MEAT & POULTRY

Production Plants

YEARS OF

VERING RESULTS I L E D

CONSULTANTS ▪ DESIGNERS ▪ ENGINEERS ▪ CONSTRUCTORS


Project Experience ACME Smoked Fish • Carolina Turkey • Custom Foods of America • Farbest Foods • Foster Farms • Hills Pet Nutrition • Kraft Heinz • Maple Leaf Foods •

Austin Solutions

Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative • Monogram Foods •

The Austin Company has provided design, engineering and construction services for over 140 years. Today, not only does Austin have the stability and experience to provide proven design and construction services, but we are also flexible and innovative in our approach to provide the most appropriate and advanced solutions for each project.

Norbest Foods • Parks Sausage Company •

Our in-house team has broad experience serving the meat and poultry further processing industries, with specialties in operational management and design, implementation and startup of new meat and poultry processing facilities.

Plumrose USA

Our key personnel are knowledgeable and understand the latest requirements set forth by USDA, FSMA, Food Safety and GMP standards. These individuals apply their knowledge to ensure that each facility is designed and built to efficiently meet and exceed these rigorous criteria, and provide exceptional perspective, expertise and depth of knowledge to each project.

Southeastern Mills

To learn more, please contact: Sean Barr, PMP 678.315.0770 sean.barr@theaustin.com

• Sofina Foods •

• Tillamook Country Smoker • Tyson Foods • Virginia Poultry Growers Co-Op (VPGC)


Production Plant Design-Builders Each meat and poultry processing facility is unique. To meet the demands of this dynamic and increasingly complex market, sophisticated facilities for product development, processing, packaging, and distribution are required. From processes to personnel and environment to food safety, Austin has the expertise to design, engineer and construct state-of-the-art facilities that meet your operational requirements. Utilizing proven construction methodologies and practices, Austin maintains a consistent reputation for providing quality driven, cost effective and safety governed design, engineering, and construction services for technologically complex projects across North America. We deliver innovative solutions for planning, process development, equipment selection, plant design, equipment procurement, equipment installation, start-up and training for greenfields, expansions, line additions and line modifications.

The Austin Company is a proud member of the North American Meat Institute.


Sanitary Building Design Key Considerations • If you can’t see it, you can’t clean it­­­—applies to facility and equipment • Integrate sanitation equipment into the facility design • Design site with pest defense in mind • Design proper environmental building finishes • Design sanitation egress around equipment • Design sanitary utility runs throughout processing and packaging areas • Design appropriate level of site and plant security • Control hygienic zones • Control personnel, product and material flow • Control water accumulation in facility design • Control room temperature and humidity • Control room airflow and pressure

Formal QA/QC Program Austin has established and implements a formal Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program on every project to provide a high level of oversight and control. Our on-site field staff verifies that project drawings and specification requirements are met, and QC Managers oversee the program, which is custom-tailored to each project to meet pre-determined goals and objectives.


Austin Design-Build Advantage

Having been proven across thousands of assignments, Austin is steadfast that for most situations, the virtues and advantages of our proprietary, single-source approach­­—The Austin Method®—is superior to any other project delivery system. The Austin Method is the only concept that affords clients total control over their projects and ensures that budget, schedule and quality truly fulfill all contractual promises. Austin provides its comprehensive portfolio of resources in a variety of modes to enable senior executives with facility responsibility to select the specific combination of services that best satisfies their unique requirements. STEP I

STEP II

Preliminary Design and Engineering

Detailed Design and Engineering Purchasing and Construction Cost Established ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT and CONSTRUCTION PHASE

SCOPE

Study

COST

PLANNING

Order of Magnitude Estimate

Conceptual Design

Preliminary Drawings & Specifications

SCOPE CONTROL

Owner’s Approval of Bidders List Construction Drawings & Detailed Specifications

Owners Approval of Bid Tabs Purchase Orders/Subcontracts

• Austin/Client • AWA’s • Field Orders

TIME

Continual Cost Evaluation

Milestone Schedule

Detailed Cost Estimate

Project Schedule

Cost Control Documents Cash Flow Forecasts

Engineering Control Schedule Manpower

QUALITY

Time

Reviews with Owner’s Team

Mutual Agreement Scope, Cost and Schedule

Cross-Department Reviews ProMIS®

• Austin/Subs • ECA’s • AVO’s ESTIMATES

• Labor • Material • Subcontracts

Monthly Job Condition Statement

• AWA’s • Field Orders • Change Orders

Construction Control

Construction Progress

Bi-weekly Project Review Meetings

Schedule

Schedule

Project Status Reports

Interdisciplinary Reviews

Owner Reviews

Bi-weekly Status Meetings

Live Video Feed

Safety Meetings

Sub/Vendor Change Requests

Daily Construction Reports


Design Considerations

CONSULTING

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

CONSTRUCTION

Location Strategy Studies

Site Master Planning

Construction Management

Supply Chain Network Studies

Programming Requirements

Owner Representative

Favorable Area Analysis

Space Planning

General Contracting

Site Selection Services

Space Layout

Equipment Installation

Labor Market Studies

Architectural Design

Start-Up & Commissioning

Property Due Diligence

Civil/Structural

Systems Training

Incentives Negotiation

Mechanical/Process

Operations & Maintenance

Strategic Master Planning

Electrical

Safety Management

PROCESS/PACKAGING

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

SUSTAINABILITY

Process Flow

Site Design/Future Growth

Sustainable Design

Equipment Selection Support

Building Expandability

Sustainable Packaging

Process Layout Design

Functionality

Sustainable Construction

Process Utility Requirements

Personnel Flow

LEED Certification

Capacity Improvement Analysis

Freezer/Cooler Requirements

Stormwater Management

Material Handling

Building Code Investigation

Water Conservation

Capacity Analysis

USDA Design Requirements

Maintenance Practices

CIP/COP Systems

Finishes and Materials

Recycling Programs

Sanitary Piping Requirements

Solid Waste Handling

Energy Optimization

Equipment Start-up Support

Employee Amenities

Alternative Energy Sources

Process & Plant Utility Analyses Manufacturing & Feasibility Studies

Cleanability


MANAGEMENT

SYSTEMS

Program Management

Systems Integration

Project Management

Material Handling Engineering

Construction Management

Plant Automation

Cost Estimating

Instrumentation & Controls

Scheduling Procurement Cost Control Value Engineering

ELECTRICAL

CIVIL/STRUCTURAL

MECHANICAL/PROCESS

Power & Lighting Systems

Soil Bearing Capacity

Refrigeration/Cooling Water Systems

Auxiliary Systems

Site Access & Utilization

Temperature/Humidity Control

Emergency Power/UPS

Building Structural Loading

Hot Water Systems

Automated Building/Process Controls

Equipment Loading

Steam & Condensate Systems

Washdown Motors & Electrical Equipment

Building Clear Heights/Spans

Fire Protection Systems

Lighting Levels

Floor Finishes

Wastewater Treatment

Utility Requirements

Suspended Loads

Energy Efficiency

Control & Monitoring of Process Variables

Corrosion Control


Sean Barr, PMP 678.315.0770 sean.barr@theaustin.com

www.theaustin.com

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Profile for The Austin Company

Meat & Poultry Production Plants  

Each meat and poultry processing facility is unique. To meet the demands of this dynamic and increasingly complex market, sophisticated faci...

Meat & Poultry Production Plants  

Each meat and poultry processing facility is unique. To meet the demands of this dynamic and increasingly complex market, sophisticated faci...