Life Sciences & Technology

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Unique to the industry

EllisDon employs a full complement of mechanical, electrical, and information technology (MEiT) professionals to support our construction programs from concept through to completion. As buildings become more complex with advancements in technology, automation, and fast-track schedules, the skills and technical expertise that our MEiT staff bring to projects is what sets EllisDon apart.


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Mechanical and electrical scopes often comprise a significant portion of the overall construction cost and complexity of a project. The construction arm of the MEiT team provides the highest degree of expertise in overseeing execution and day-to-day field installs of our subcontractors, along with commissioning services and IT integration and installation. Our strategic focus in these markets coupled with our extensive experience in the MEiT space makes EllisDon the builder of choice in these very technical, complex, and advanced facilities:

  • Pharmaceutical Buildings & Manufacturing
  • Research Labs
  • Data centers & Mission Critical buildings


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All of this expertise feeds back into the pre-construction process through knowledge sharing and collaboration. This highly specialized team provides technical expertise in complex mechanical, electrical, and information technology systems throughout all aspects of pre-construction, construction, close-out and post-construction support including:

  • Pursuit strategy
  • Design/ Engineering management
  • Constructability reviews
  • Procurement strategies
  • Scheduling budget review
  • Site coordination
  • Procurement of major equipment
  • Quality control


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The EllisDon Edge

  • Leadership you can trust. Our team of specialized professionals with technical expertise and diverse skillsets enables us to execute and deliver on complex projects.

  • A highly engaged, hands-on approach. By having our experts on-site, we’re able to better integrate MEiT systems with base building construction, commissioning/ systems compliance, and building performance and operations.

  • Greater cost, schedule, and budget certainty. Having technical professionals and estimators in-house enables direct estimation alongside subcontractors, direct procurement of large equipment, and more efficient process management.

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Life Sciences & Technology is part of EllisDon’s Construction Sciences group.

Existing in the gap between consulting engineering and construction, EllisDon’s in-house Construction Sciences department, one of few in the industry, ensures that the most innovative building techniques and products are available to our clients. Through active involvement in the whole project delivery process, and with research and development at its core, this group ensures that construction innovations in methods, equipment, and materials anywhere in the world are investigated and implemented on our projects.

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