AdvanceTEC Selected for Turn-key Cleanroom & Process Utility Design and Construction at the University of Kansas ISB Complex

Experience, capabilities, innovative approach, and past success with Clark Construction central to the selection of AdvanceTEC

Richmond, VA, June 27, 2016 – AdvanceTEC, market leader in cleanroom engineering, design, construction and process integration, today announced that it has been selected to provide turn-key cleanroom and process utility design-build services for the University of Kansas advanced cleanroom facilities within the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), part of the Innovation Way central campus expansion project at KU. The ISB will provide faculty laboratory and student learning spaces where team-based interdisciplinary research will solve real‐world problems, focusing on chemistry-based approaches and nanoscience environments.

AdvanceTEC was selected for the project following an intense competitive bid process that focused on experience, capabilities, innovation and execution. Key to AdvanceTEC’s selection was the company’s approach of “designing from the inside out,” which focuses on optimizing the integration of process tools, systems, utilities to drive cleanroom and HVAC design. Supporting this approach is AdvanceTEC’s in house engineering capabilities, which includes Professional Engineers (PE), “Intelligent” 3D BIM Modeling, and a concurrent design-build methodology. AdvanceTEC also prevailed with their proven expertise with nanotechnology process tool integration, a critical component of the ISB cleanroom project.

The project will be led by Clark/McCownGordon, a joint venture between Clark Construction and McCownGordon Construction. AdvanceTEC and Clark Construction have previously constructed a number of leading edge research cleanroom projects; including facilities at George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and the Naval Research Labs.

“AdvanceTEC is excited to be selected as a part of the team for this important project for the University of Kansas,” noted Bryan Phelan, AdvanceTEC managing partner and director of sales, marketing and preconstruction services. “We are committed to being a high-performance contributor to the skilled team assembled for this project. I am confident that AdvanceTEC’s capabilities coupled with our ability to work constructively as a part of the larger team, will enable us to deliver KU a world-class cleanroom on time, on budget, and to precise performance standards. Our past experience working with Clark Construction on other university projects has proven that together we can deliver!”

About Clark Construction
Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For over a century, they have been transforming the ideas and visions of their clients into award-winning projects. They build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics, and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.

About McCownGordon Construction
There is more to McCownGordon Construction than meets the eye. It starts with delivering quality and value on each project through industry-recognized expertise, knowledge and technical excellence. Recognized as one of the largest contractors in the region, McCownGordon has offices in both Missouri and Kansas. Focused on core values of integrity, relationships and performance, they are committed to building collaborative partnerships and specialize in preconstruction services, construction management, general contracting and design-build.

About AdvanceTEC
AdvanceTEC is a leader in cleanroom design, construction and process tool installation, serving clients in the Nanotech, Semiconductor, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical industries. Since its founding in 2000, AdvanceTEC has successfully constructed facilities for research, pilot production and high volume manufacturing applications. The company works with leading technology companies, general contractors, architectural engineering firms, lab planners and developers to estimate, value engineer, design and construct state-of-the-art cleanrooms and associated process infrastructure. Its services range from full turn-key design/build to plan & spec construction only scopes of work. For more information, please visit

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