Construction within an existing facility can present challenges as work needs to be completed safely and effectively around the building’s employees and not impact work production. Yoe Industrial Services was recently awarded a heavy industrial construction project at a large fully integrated flooring operation in western Pennsylvania that required a variety of services, skills and teamwork while being conscious of surroundings, on a tight budget and a 6 week deadline.
Equipment for the flooring plant was shipped from overseas and arrived ahead of schedule. Since this presented limited work space and concrete trucks couldn’t fit in, Yoe’s team set up concrete pumps and were still able to precisely complete the project with the equipment stored throughout their work area.
Services and Solutions
To ensure the protection of the facility’s employees, Yoe put up a 600 lineal foot fire retardant curtain upon arrival at the jobsite before the start of any construction.
Key Aspects of the Project
Demolition & Excavation – Demolition included sawing and removing 300 tons of the existing concrete floor, and excavating 1,000 cubic yards of ground from the start of excavation for four different pits: cooling table, loading table, cable feed pit and press foundation. A critical part of the project was the arrival of a 100 ton press from overseas. From the start of excavation to setting the press, Yoe had 3 weeks to excavate, form, place steel, pour concrete and allow cure time in preparation for the arrival of the equipment.
Concrete Pits and Foundations – Stone bases were replaced, 25 tons of rebar went into the foundation and areas were boxed out for rails. The experienced team prepped, poured and finished all four pits, including setting 500 lineal feet of steel rail. In total, 500 cubic yards of concrete were used for the pits and foundations.
Exterior Work – Upon finishing the interior construction, exterior work included installing a dust collector and dust transfer system foundations.
Staffing – Yoe’s dedicated crews were scheduled to overlap to allow for construction to keep moving, with communication being key. While offering budget savings opportunities throughout the entire process, Yoe worked efficiently with the flooring operation’s owner to work around the clock to complete the project prior to the 6 week deadline.
Both the general contractor and client were very pleased with Yoe’s commitment to producing quality construction.
“We were impressed with Yoe during the bidding phase of the project which provided us with alternative concepts with cost in mind. It was one of the contributing factors that enabled us to be the successful contractor. Yoe’s flexibility with scheduling and commitment to the completion date carried over to the successful execution of the project. We would certainly use Yoe on our next project.”