Eastman Kodak Company Footprint Reduction Program (FRP)

When Eastman Kodak Company decided to change its business focus from a photographic film manufacturer to a major player in the digital world, the company determined a need to consolidate production facilities and operations at Kodak Park. Formerly one of the largest industrial and chemical plants in the US, Kodak Park is a 120-year-old physical plant that spreads over 1000 acres with more than 200 buildings totaling over 15 million square feet of production facilities. It includes its own power plants, system of roads, utility services, and all the trappings of a small city. Erdman Anthony was the design engineer responsible for much of the consolidation, relocation, or demolition of buildings at Kodak Park in support of this aggressive goal.

Over the last century, as it expanded, Kodak either added onto existing buildings or constructed new facilities. Consequently, Kodak extended the utility infrastructure through the site resulting in complex interconnections throughout the Park. When the time came to demolish many of the buildings, the utilities needed to be re-routed to maintain service to the remaining operational facilities which resulted in more than 15 miles of utility piping needed to be relocated.

The primary utilities affected included:

  • 600# steam
  • 260# steam
  • 70# steam
  • low-pressure steam
  • condensate return
  • chilled water supply/return
  • brine
  • Kodak process water
  • de-min water
  • high purity water
  • #6 fuel oil
  • primary electrical services
  • 600-degree hot oil team
  • methylene chloride
  • 16 different solvents
  • nitrogen
  • compressed air
  • potable water
  • high-pressure fire water
  • sanitary sewers
  • storm sewers
  • industrial sewers
  • natural gas

To support the design of these services, Erdman Anthony utilized state-of-the-art field laser scanning and 3D modeling. Through the use of these computer models, the trade contractors were provided files that they could manipulate to view the work from any angle or point of view. This was a significant aid as they planned the execution and critical utility shutdowns required for this program.

The program was estimated at $230 million in construction value over a three-year period. Many of the projects executed under this program were delivered in a design-build format. The impacted buildings once housed research and development laboratories, film production facilities, office facilities, and chemical production facilities. At project completion, over 40 buildings totaling more than 6 million square feet were impacted, achieving Kodak’s long-range goal to transform Kodak Park into a campus setting, allowing multiple businesses to reside in a “high-tech office park,” in the most cost effective and timely manner possible. Erdman Anthony successfully completed the Footprint Reduction Program within budget and schedule.

The impacted buildings are as follows: 

  • B326 Professional & Commercial Film relocation

  • B329 Film Finishing relocation

  • B214 Health Imaging relocation

  • B12 Health Imaging relocation

  • B205 Polymer Lab relocation

  • B35/36 Extrusion & Compounding Lab relocation

  • B49 Control Strips relocation

  • B23 FAC & LIP Lab relocation

  • B308 SXT & DXT relocation

  • B6 West Research relocation

  • B326 IMF relocation

  • B117/143 ICAL relocation

Project Accolades

  • Project Awards
  • Project Articles
  • 2009 National Finalist - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • 2009 Diamond Award - American Council of Engineering Companies, New York (ACEC)

Project Details


Rochester, NY


Eastman Kodak Company

Project Contact

Bruce Wallmann, PE
  • Bruce Wallmann, PE
  • 585-427-8888 x 1060
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