Polar Fab III / BloomingtonMN
How do you meet speed to market while navigating significant scope reduction?
A wholly-owned subsidiary of a multinational power supply company, Polar Semiconductor, is a quality fabricator of custom semiconductor wafers used for everything from automobiles to flat-screen televisions. With an existing 200,000-square-foot facility that includes both Class 10 and Class 10,000 cleanrooms that meet the stringent requirements for high-performance semiconductors sought by industrial and consumer product manufacturers.

The expansion included a series of flexible new fabrication areas that can be quickly adapted in response to market trends; a gowning area, chemical receiving and storage areas, and training area.

We met the customer's goals of increasing production capabilities, maximizing the building footprint on a small site, providing manufacturing separation between the existing campus and the expansion, maintaining 24/7 operations and providing system redundancy to the existing plant. All of this was delivered on-time while navigating swings in scope as the economic crisis of 2008 forced changes in the initial scope. Mortenson helped trim costs by more than 60 percent to meet the reduced scope and budget needs.

Facts And Figures

Polar Semiconductor, Inc.

Completed October 2012


90,000 square feet

Delivery Methods


The Team


Design-Build Excellence Award - Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) - National, 2013