Chemours Discovery Hub

For The Chemours Company

Sector: Science and Technology

The ground-up chemical research facility on the University of Delaware's STAR Campus provides state-of-the-art laboratory and support spaces for scientists, engineers and researchers. Design-assist construction and project team collaboration were critical components of on-target cost and delivery. 
  • 4 stories, double-height lobby
  • 250 labs, 50 specialty rooms, 20 small group rooms
  • Accommodates 330 scientists
  • Owner Icon Owner: The Chemours Company
  • Owner Icon Architect: L2P
  • Owner Icon Location: Newark, DE
  • Owner Icon Square Feet: 340,000 SQ FT
Services Provided
  • Preconstruction
  • Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Sustainable Construction & Green Building

“I can really feel the collaborative aspect at IMC and how they were really wanting to partner with us versus just doing a job for us.”

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Mike Hamlet

Chemours Project Manager


IMC's Innovative Approach to Project Challenges

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The large scale of the project, coupled with a tight labor market, drove an innovative, collaborative approach to deliver this platinum facility, and to exceed the expectations in safety, quality, and speed to market.

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– An innovative bid package structure was developed to engage multiple subcontractors and reduce the volume for any one contractor.

– The central utility plant, large rooftop units and interior panels were prefabricated elsewhere and shipped to the site.

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Multiple subs reduced the risk of a stretched labor market, and prefabrication moved 70,000 labor hours off site, saving the project 3.5 months. Both of these led to an enhanced quality of work and the safest construction project in the history of Chemours.

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