The Cleanroom Construction Associates (CCA) staff has combined for over twenty different white papers and published articles in all avenues of cleanroom, design, construction, and operation. These articles are referenced below for review and use by our current or potential clients. Feel free to read through them and utilize any that you feel can assist your efforts. If you'd like more information, please contact the author directly.
Tim Loughran CleanRooms BASICS magazine December 2002Ignore the preconceived criteria and determine what is truly required for your cleanroom project
Mark ForstControlled Environments magazineAn interview with Wayne McGee, owner of PortaFab Modular Building Systems, and Tim Loughran, owner of Cleanroom Construction Associates.
Scott Mackler A2C2 magazine November 1998 Modular cleanrooms offer a number of advantages over those constructed using “stick-built” techniques. They can obviously be built quickly and readily configured, upgraded, expanded and even dismantled and moved.
Abstract The controversy over the use of air showers in the contamination control process has been ongoing for many years. The effectiveness of an Air Shower entry system relates directly to its proper design and use. In recent years tests […]
Scott Mackler Bio Processing Journal May/Jun 2003 In the past, most large construction projects used a system called design-bid-build. Now, pharmaceutical companies planning cleanrooms have begun using an improved system, design-build, which can save millions of dollars and cut months […]
Tim Loughran A2C2 magazine As contamination becomes of greater concern in the semiconductor, storage, and peripheral industries, existing facilities need to be upgraded to tighter cleanliness levels wile maintaining operations. One of the toughest construction jobs is retrofitting, upgrading, or […]
When the solution is simple, God is answering. – Albert Einstein The relationship between facility cleanliness and product cleanliness, between design criteria and operational conditions is one that even today oftentimes remains a mystery. Particle fallout is the source of […]
Tim Loughran NIST Presentation August 2004 One of the most serious and common mistakes made in the design of cleanroom facilities is starting design before all the requirements have been identified. Properly executed programming and planning provide the most reliable […]
Scott Mackler and Tim Loughran Presented at Weizmann Institute of Science