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ColonialWebb's detailing team uses
3-D CAD software to create coordination
drawings, shop drawings and installation
drawings for HVAC, piping and plumbing
systems. Its in-house manufacturing facilities use the latest technology to meet and exceed its clients' cost and quality parameters.
Prefabrication has become the go-to
method of installation in the construction
industry. ColonialWebb has been using
this method since 2002, prefabricating duct
and pipe prefab work off-site and installing
everything fabricated in the field.
At 600 Canal Place, the company is
installing everything in the air-handling
units before they are delivered for even
greater efficiency. "Even the control contractor is coming and putting parts and pieces
in to save everyone time," Mutnick says.
Mutnick says. "We use SafetyNet from
Predictive Solutions to perform safety assessments, we walk the job site to see what
needs to be done and before starting a task
we do a review of the right tools to use and
protective equipment to wear."
Safety is at the forefront of every project
and starts during the estimation process.
Prefabrication is also a way to increase
safety on the job, Mutnick says. "Our team
meets weekly to determine the right people
On-the-job safety is a major focus at ColonialWebb and the company has dedicated
safety professionals on-site at 600 Canal
Place. "We push safety out to everyone,"
'It is a symbol
of pride for
all of our employees as we
are part of
for the job and what tools and equipment
need to be on the job," he adds. "We go
ColonialWebb also has a full-time project management team on-site because the
project is unique in its height and downtown Richmond location. "It looks like a
normal office building, but because of its
height and where it is located downtown,
there is not a lot of logistical space or
access," Mutnick explains. "This is a unique
project, so we have to apply a lot of our
mission-critical techniques and practices
in advance of our activities, like creating
daily work-flows, task plans and 'methods
of procedure plans.'"
Without a laydown area, ColonialWebb
says staging and schedules are vital at 600
Canal Place. "Everything has to be scheduled," Mutnick says. "There were street closures so we could bring equipment in and
subcontractors have to schedule that. This
project requires you to plan ahead weeks in
advance and schedule everything per hour
and per day."
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