Collaboration Avoids Production Interruption
Nestled in the plains of South-Central Nebraska, this client, manufactures products that help hundreds of million of diabetics worldwide. EAD was selected as the general contractor to replace the roof on the facility, which produces diabetic syringes and alcohol swabs. The facility manufactures about two-thirds of the world’s plastic diabetes syringe supply.
EAD removed outdated air-handling units and installed new units on structural platforms outside of the building footprint to reduce roof loads to the 37-year old structure below. About 32,000 square feet of the aging roof was removed and replaced with a new EPDM roofing system. EAD also installed a new deionized water system and humidifiers to enable equipment to operate more efficiently.
EAD provided over $112,000 of value engineering suggestions by identifying portions of the third-party design that could be modified or eliminated. We also identified structural design deficiencies relating to existing underground utilities and worked with the building designer to address those deficiencies. The time to perform this work pushed the project schedule, but our advocacy for the client’s best interests saved more than $270,000 in structural steel fabrication.
The ability to coordinate complicated construction on a hygienic production facility without interrupting construction was also a major contributor to the client’s satisfaction with EAD’s work on this project.