Cleanroom Planning / Food
Cleanroom planning in the food sector …
… is the planning of buildings for the production and processing of all types of food. The main functional areas are
- the delivery of raw materials and semi-finished products
- their storage
- the subsequent processing into foodstuffs in liquid or solid form
- filling, packaging and labeling
- the shipping area
The focus is on hygienic requirements, since this involves the production and processing of foodstuffs. Special attention must be paid to protection against rodents and insects, as well as storage at the correct temperatures and constant moisture content of the food.
Other functions are located throughout the building, which is designed using cleanroom planning, such as test laboratories, office space and changing rooms. Personnel and material flows play an essential role here, as care must be taken to separate clean and unclean areas. Cross-contamination can also be avoided in this way.
A central aspect of planning is intensive coordination with the plant specialists right from the start. Only in this way can the process equipment be correctly positioned in the floor plan according to the required manufacturing and processing sequences. The required generation and supply of media such as energy, processing water, compressed air and gases can also be projected.
We put the construction services out to tender, support our customers in awarding these services and handle implementation as the local construction supervisor. In this context, the scheduling and technical interface with the supplier of the process technology is important.
When planning a building in the food sector, it is particularly important that the client and the plant planner coordinate intensively with each other right from the start. The requirements from the operating processes essentially determine the configuration of the building: intelligent solutions for the flow of personnel and materials from the unclean area to the clean area and back out again are crucial.
Well planned is half built: Well thought-out plans are the basis for cost-effective construction and operation. Requirements from fire protection are important and must be integrated in any case, even if they often contradict the requirements from process flows.
Once the preliminary planning has been completed, the actual building design can begin: Preliminary design, draft design and building submission are the stages to the finished building. Parallel to each planning step, cost evaluation and scheduling for the implementation phase take place.
After the building has been submitted, detailed planning and the preparation of the specifications for the awarding of the construction work begin. The aim is to have an executing company available as soon as the building permit is issued, so that construction can begin immediately.
We control the construction within the scope of the local construction supervision, so that the client can put the building into operation after completion of the construction work. In all planning and erection phases, the client, planners and process technology installers regularly and intensively coordinate with each other. Only through close cooperation can the work succeed.
Nutrition today is much more than just “eating and drinking.” The food industry is working at full speed because people’s needs are changing rapidly and radically. The food service and food retail industries are responding immediately to changing consumer habits and are constantly developing new business models and products. Sustainability influences the “product journey” from sourcing of ingredients to production, packaging and logistics. Environmental awareness in relation to food is also gaining momentum due to the EU’s “Green Deal”.
Your added value
For construction planning and implementation in the field of food processing, clients have a contact partner with many years of experience in Lorenz Consult ZT GmbH. We know how to plan and construct a building so that it optimally fulfills the required function. We speak the language of plant technologists and understand their requirements.
As a general planner, we work closely with the client and the technology supplier for the process technology from the initial idea to commissioning. We plan the building according to these requirements and also take care of the traffic connection at the client’s site to the public road.
The structuring of the building and the internal layout are developed in close coordination with the responsible persons of the client. The storage and production-related processes serve as a basis. In doing so, we ensure that all building code requirements, in particular fire protection, hygiene and the Food Act, as well as energy efficiency, are met or implemented in such a way that the building’s purpose can be optimally fulfilled.
Precise structuring and technical knowledge ensure that we guarantee cost stability and adherence to deadlines.