Off-Site Construction – AHU Penthouse
Category:Off Site Manufacturing
EAS was contracted to design, construct and install a 14,000 SF mechanical penthouse with Central Utility plant and Air Handling units at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. To control overall project schedule and cost, the Owner, Construction Manager and the Architect decided to have the new mechanical penthouse constructed off-site at the EAS plant. The penthouse was designed, constructed, tested, dismantled and shipped to the final location in 40 bottom sections and 36 top, or “hat”, sections.
- Nominal 455,000 CFM System was approximately 14,000 SF in footprint and 16’ high
- EAS was informed that this construction method saved the hospital 3 to 4 months on their construction schedule
- Estimated field construction man-hours required for the project: 120,000
- Actual man-hours expended by EAS for off site construction and installation: 59,897
When it comes to ensuring safe working practices on the job, no firm is more committed to safety than EAS. The company’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is one of the lowest in the industry. EAS requires its Field Superintendants to complete an OSHA 30-hour Outreach Training Course for Construction, and to receive the National Safety Council Standard First Aid with AED training. In addition, EAS requires each of its Foremen complete an OSHA 10-hour Outreach Training Course for Construction. All other employees must complete 8 hours of High Intensity Training for Safety (HITS) in addition to any Safety Orientation required for a specific project. EAS employs the 5 x 5 program, where each employee takes 5 steps back and surveys his/her work area for 5 seconds to determine if any unsafe conditions are present before beginning work. Each EAS employee is drug tested regularly and receives safety training before beginning any work.