Excerpt from Biz Now - Best Practices: Getting the Construction Project Done, No Matter What
February 25, 2020 Dees Stribling, Bisnow National
The Best Practices series asks CRE leaders about how to best execute a single aspect of their business. Business is brisk for construction companies in the current economy, but a lot stands in the way of completing a commercial construction project on time and on budget: permitting delays, fluctuating material prices and availability, and a chronic shortage of labor in the trades. We asked construction executives about their strategies for getting jobs done, regardless of the obstacles....
Jeffrey L. McCain, CEO & Founder of McCain Manufacturing
Pre-engineered and prefabricated materials are designed to accelerate project schedules and reduce labor costs. The speed of their installation saves project managers time on their schedules, and the cost of labor that comes with large teams, especially when the project calls for prevailing wage rates. Airports are a prime example.
The San Diego International Airport wanted a reusable barricade that would maintain customer experience, cut installation time and be quick to relocate. To do that, we had a six-man crew install a 450- foot-long, 14-foot-high modular wall system in two shifts, helping the construction team meet its tight, one-year schedule. Crew members could disassemble and reinstall the modular walls in different configurations in other parts of the airport that same night.
For airport projects, there's typically a limited time frame for a construction team to work in public areas, which sometimes is a four-hour period from midnight until 4 a.m. For the Los Angeles International Airport, we had a crew of six people install 500 feet of wall in less than six hours.
For the Denver International Airport, over 1.5 miles of our modular walls are for a multiyear, multiphase renovation project of the main terminal. The walls will be used throughout the airport, traveling from one side of a terminal to the other, then onto the next level of the airport.
The reusability of the wall systems is saving the airport time because it eliminates additional trades and extra crew members, and it also helps save on disposal impact fees because they’re keeping material waste like drywall from ending up in landfills.
Vista, California-based McCain Manufacturing specializes in modular wall systems and modular accessory dwelling units.
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