Completing Construction Projects on Time, on Budget
McCain in the News
For its Best Practices series, Bisnow asked commercial real estate leaders from around the country about completing construction projects on time and on budget, regardless of obstacles.
Our leader, Jeffrey L. McCain, weighed in on the topic.
“Pre-engineered and prefabricated materials are designed to accelerate project schedules and reduce labor costs. The speed of their installation saves project managers time on their schedules, and the cost of labor that comes with large teams, especially when the project calls for prevailing wage rates. Airports are a prime example.
The San Diego International Airport wanted a reusable barricade that would maintain customer experience, cut installation time and be quick to relocate. To do that, we had a six-man crew install a 450-foot-long, 14-foot-high modular wall system in two shifts, helping the construction team meet its tight, one-year schedule. Crew members could disassemble and reinstall the modular walls in different configurations in other parts of the airport that same night.
For airport projects, there's typically a limited time frame for a construction team to work in public areas, which sometimes is a four-hour period from midnight until 4 a.m. For the Los Angeles International Airport, we had a crew of six people install 500 feet of wall in less than six hours.
For the Denver International Airport, over 1.5 miles of our modular walls are for a multiyear, multiphase renovation project of the main terminal. The walls will be used throughout the airport, traveling from one side of a terminal to the other, then onto the next level of the airport.
The reusability of the wall systems is saving the airport time because it eliminates additional trades and extra crew members, and it also helps save on disposal impact fees because they’re keeping material waste like drywall from ending up in landfills.”
To read the full article, including input from six executives from across the county, please click here.
Vista, California-based McCain Manufacturing specializes in modular wall systems and modular accessory dwelling units.