LATHAM, NY (March 2012) – C.T. Male wins prestigious Diamond award for Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York and earns National Recognition from the ACEC in 2012 for engineering services it provided supporting the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8 chip fabrication plant in Malta, NY. Later identified as “the largest public-private sector industrial investment in New York State history,” it was also the largest single construction project in North America, surpassing even the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.
Initial project services included boundary and topographic surveys, as well as wetland delineation in a 2,000 acre parcel known as Luther Forest. This work served as a baseline for the property and determined its suitability for a proposed technology campus, now known as the Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC).
C.T. Male was later retained by M+W Group, the architects, engineers and construction manager of the project, to provide site design, geotechnical investigations, traffic analysis, and stormwater management design. C.T. Male staff worked closely with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and its attorneys to obtain approvals for the construction of the first module which includes over 1,000,000 GSF in manufacturing and administrative office space.
Numerous complex challenges arose due to the project size and scope, requiring an interdisciplinary approach, coupled with tightly controlled project management.
Overlapping and interrelated phases of the plan included grading an undulating 222 acre site to accommodate of a variety of buildings, parking lots, and loading docks, cutting/filling 1M cubic yards of soil, designing parking for up to 1,140 vehicles and designing traffic flow to accommodate both passenger cars and delivery trucks within the site, sharing only one common entrance road, design of a water supply main to provide the 3.9M gallons per day (MGD), design of a Wastewater Pump Station and 8,000 LF forcemain capable of pumping the 3.9 MGD of wastewater, detailed grading plans for a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, utility plans for numerous water, fire protection, sanitary and storm sewers, electrical and telecommunications duct banks, and quality control surveying and mapping.
The size and magnitude of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections Sitework construction required a waiver from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, due to maximum soil disturbance regulations. The project was issued a 60 acre disturbance limit, which was the single largest waiver granted to date in New York State.
This project was the most complex undertaking in the 100 year history of C.T. Male. Its completion is a key to the revitalization of the economy in Upstate New York, and a testimony to the resources available within the area.
New York State has been a key partner in the development, committing up to approximately $1.2 billion worth of financial incentives towards the project — the largest private-public investment in the history of the state. The fabrication plant will bring immediate economic growth and opportunity to upstate New York and will create approximately 1,400 new, direct semiconductor manufacturing jobs at full scale production, providing an estimated annual payroll of more than $88 million. In addition, the project will create approximately 5,000 new, indirect jobs in the region, offering a sustained estimated total annual payroll of $290 million for all jobs.
The total capital budget for the project was estimated at approximately $4.6 billion, including local construction expenditures of approximately $800 million. This project created approximately 1,600 new construction jobs with an additional 2,700 local construction-related jobs.
C.T. Male is a full service consulting firm offering architecture and building systems engineering, civil engineering, energy services, environmental services, survey and land information Services. The firm’s headquarters is located in Latham, NY with branch offices in Glens Falls, Highland, Johnstown, Red Hook and Syracuse, New York.
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