EAD was engaged to plan and manage the removal and replacement of 40,000 square feet of deteriorated roof of a food processing plant. The condition of the existing roof presented a food safety hazard due to the potential of contamination and bacterial growth affecting the production lines below. The nature of performing the work while the plant operated at normal production capacity and the environmental exposure risks gave EAD’s staff the chance to feature their expertise in hygienic construction techniques.
Through extensive investigation and pre-planning, working with plant management and maintenance personnel, EAD successfully managed the construction phases of this project while allowing client operations to continue. Interior scaffolding and double containment enclosures were constructed for isolation. Quality control of containment systems and construction performance were continually monitored and course-corrected in real time, as needed.
EAD provided food safety orientation training for all contractor employees and facilitated daily supervisor safety and schedule meetings to increase food safety awareness and coordination between trades. The project was successfully completed within budget and on schedule without any contamination to the process.