In addition to selecting the best and most economical air emission control and energy conservation equipment, minimizing the complete installation cost is key in reducing both capital and operating costs that erode your bottom line.
Organizing the complete mechanical, electrical, and system installation demands communication, flexibility, and upfront coordination between the customer and the primary contractor. Plan ahead to ensure a safe, (see: Safety First | Nestec, Inc.) timely, and cost-effective approach that address the key factors:
- Site Arrangement
- Job Schedules
- Materials and Delivery
- Relative Geography
The NESTEC design and engineering approach, with detailed planning in advance of the work starting, can prevent delays in the project schedules, mistakes, and associated added costs.
NESTEC’s review and analysis offers multiple installation solutions along with an option for a duct collection model arrangement to double check for any interference or conflicts prior to fabrication and shipment to the site.
ACCESS to the work area is a critical factor in performing the work in the most efficient fashion with regard to both time and costs.
The logistics of multiple contractors using the same area needs to be reviewed and scheduled to minimize conflicts, delays, and additional cost.
The actual space for the work to be completed is an important factor. Confined space and constraints will increase cost, potentially add additional construction equipment/tools, and time requirements in the schedule, adding to the cost.
Organization and cleanliness of the work area is a key component for safety and worker mobility, which also helps to minimize unnecessary costs.
The overall schedule to complete the project and actual time on site for installation will influence the cost. A short installation schedule for completion requires longer hours, increased overtime, and potential lighting — all of which drive up costs.
Limited down time for the final tie-in will also have a major factor in the schedule.
Materials and Delivery
Materials, job specific equipment, or special-order parts, must be on site prior to installation start or in sufficient time to continue the project without any delay.
NESTEC reviews and confirms all on site parts, their site location, and arrangements to move them to the installation location as needed in the most expeditious route.
Missing, delayed, or incorrect parts create change orders and increased job costs, so it is critical to verify that everything is ready to go prior to installation start.
The location of the project relative to the location of the installation contractors will affect costs (based on required travel, overnight stays, per diems, and longer hours), which will drive up the cost of the overall project. An upfront full understanding of these costs from each installation contractor should be established ahead of time.
Weather conditions can be a huge factor in delays of work and/or make some processes very difficult, adding time and money to the project. Outside work, high ambient temperature (which means more hydration breaks), cold winter conditions, snowfall, and high winter winds will also make for slower installation progress.
High winds can present unsafe conditions for crane activity, delaying work and costing time and money.
Depending on the location of the project, the local weather conditions that might contribute to potential delays, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, wind, ice, etc., should be considered when developing the original schedule and budget.
A prior weather review of the installation location will help predict weather issues during the installation period and anticipate potential needs.
While there are varying degrees to which each of these factors can be controlled, there are some important decisions and tradeoffs that need to be made up front to minimize installation costs.
NESTEC offers a complete review and analysis of the air emission control and energy conservation needs for each facility along with suggested options to achieve the desired results based on multiple conditions/requirements:
NESTEC Inc. has helped successful companies increase their air emission control operating efficiencies and reduce capital and operating costs. We are confident that we can help your facility as well with any present or future air emission control issues that currently are or threaten to erode your bottom line.
For assistance from our extensive experience, call or e-mail NESTEC Inc. (Office: 610-323-7670) for a free evaluation of your VOC/HAP and/or particulate control equipment and service needs.
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