Banda Group International, LLC

Construction ES&H Semiconductor
Manufacturing Facilities

LOCATION: AZ, CA, MA, NM, OR, AND INTERNATIONALLY IN IRELAND, ISRAEL, AND MEXICO

CLIENT: WORLD’S LARGEST CONFIDENTIAL SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURER

For over a decade, BGI has been a key technical support service subcontractor providing environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) program management for a large semi-conductor multinational corporation and technology company. BGI acts on the client’s behalf to oversee the performance of construction activities of the construction management/general contractors and sub- contractors until the building is operational. BGI staff completes detailed design review and safety sign-off procedures prior to releasing the process manufacturing equipment for use. BGI also performs training, assists with incident investigations, performs daily field audits, and provides technical support to contractors. These projects range from $250 million to $2 billion.

We are currently providing ES&H Engineering Services support for decontamination, decommissioning, demolition, and retrofitting of manufacturing equipment (“Production Tools”) in an operational semiconductor factory containing over $10 billion of operational assets in mixed cleanroom and utility level environments throughout four interconnected facilities stretching over 1 mile from end to end. Our services include assisting engineers in creation of detailed checklists to conform to factory specifications, pre-work collaboration meetings, and subsequent post-decontamination/decommissioning safety audits to validate safe state of manufacturing equipment and facilities before and during demolition activity.

This work involves high hazard/consequence work due to the proximity to other active Production Tools, which also contained similar hazardous chemicals, explosive gases, high voltage, nonionizing radiation hazards, lasers, hazardous liquid, and solid waste streams, etc. BGI is responsible for program implementation, continuous improvement analysis, maturation, and integration into the world-wide “Virtual Factory” as universal best practices. Our staff created and provides training programs, facilitates a “coaching” safety environment, and provides mentorship and conflict resolution for all levels of clients and contractor workforce from senior engineers to trades workers. Our client considers our services vital to the life of the program to ensure high quality services without interruption to production of millions of dollars of product daily.