When Eastman Kodak Company decided to change its business focus
from a photographic film manufacturer to a major player in the digital world,
the company determined a need to consolidate production facilities and
operations at Kodak Park. Formerly one of the largest industrial and chemical
plants in the US, Kodak Park is a 120-year-old physical plant that spreads over
1000 acres with more than 200 buildings totaling over 15 million square feet of
production facilities. It includes its own power plants, system of roads,
utility services, and all the trappings of a small city. Erdman Anthony was the
design engineer responsible for much of the consolidation, relocation, or
demolition of buildings at Kodak Park in support of this aggressive goal.
Over the last century, as it expanded, Kodak either added onto existing
buildings or constructed new facilities. Consequently, Kodak extended the
utility infrastructure through the site resulting in complex interconnections
throughout the Park. When the time came to demolish many of the buildings, the
utilities needed to be re-routed to maintain service to the remaining
operational facilities which resulted in more than 15 miles of utility piping
needed to be relocated.
The primary utilities affected
To support the design of these services,
Erdman Anthony utilized state-of-the-art field laser scanning and 3D modeling.
Through the use of these computer models, the trade contractors were provided
files that they could manipulate to view the work from any angle or point of
view. This was a significant aid as they planned the execution and critical
utility shutdowns required for this program.
The program was estimated
at $230 million in construction value over a three-year period. Many of the
projects executed under this program were delivered in a design-build format.
The impacted buildings once housed research and development laboratories, film
production facilities, office facilities, and chemical production facilities. At
project completion, over 40 buildings totaling more than 6 million square feet
were impacted, achieving Kodak’s long-range goal to transform Kodak Park into a
campus setting, allowing multiple businesses to reside in a “high-tech office
park,” in the most cost effective and timely manner possible. Erdman Anthony
successfully completed the Footprint Reduction Program within budget and
The impacted buildings are as follows:
B326 Professional &
Commercial Film relocation
B329 Film Finishing
B214 Health Imaging
B12 Health Imaging relocation
B205 Polymer Lab relocation
B35/36 Extrusion &
Compounding Lab relocation
B49 Control Strips relocation
B23 FAC & LIP Lab
B308 SXT & DXT relocation
B6 West Research relocation
B326 IMF relocation
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