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The company also helped Lockheed Martin understand the
design through the use of virtual and augmented reality technology. "We were able to put them in their space with their products
in there," Brooke recalls.
This allowed the owners to see if they had enough room
to move and assemble satellites within the facility. "We also
used virtual and augmented design to pre-build to ensure the
sequencing is right before they actually go build them," he adds.
"This was a good project to apply it to," Brooke continues, adding that many companies have yet to adopt the technology. "Part
of that is because of the time it takes and the right people with
the skills to go put those things together."
Hensel Phelps shares the credit for its success on the Gateway
Center with its design partners and subcontractors. "We integrated them early in the design process," Brooke recalls.
These include Davis Partnership Architects, which did "a
really cool job" with the insulated metal wall panels on the
Gateway Center's exterior, Brooke says. "They brought out a
unique, modern look," he says.
Maxson Engineering also played an important part, thanks
to its experience with clean spaces and test chambers. "They
were a key design partner on the team to be able to integrate
these complex test chambers in the facility and meet the owner's
requirements," he says.
Brooke also highlights L. Nothhaft & Son Inc., which is providing the design/build services for the building's fire protection
system. "It is a complex, pre-action system that's being built," he
says. "They've been able to look at what was originally designed,
optimize that design and help the owner save money while still
meeting the intent."
Hensel Phelps maintains a safe jobsite while building the Gateway
Center. "Safety is the responsibility of everyone, not just the safety
manager on the project," Brooke says, noting that this extends all
the way to the craftsmen in the field.
All employees also have the responsibility to identify safety
Hensel Phelps takes pride in its staff. "Our people are the most
dedicated, knowledgeable, highly trained and skilled builders
in the country," the company says, noting that it develops and
nurtures "homegrown" talent.
The average tenure of a Hensel Phelps associate is 17 years,
which allows the company to share knowledge to new generations and its staff members to become experts in their fields.
"Every Hensel Phelps employee is cross-trained in every aspect
of our operation, and every employee shares in our success
through ownership," the company adds.
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