US-based CD Specialty Contractors were hired to erect scaffolding to provide access to the top of the Nucla Power Plant, a facility located 365 miles away from the company’s yard.
The plant is a 113.8-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned and operated by Tri-State Generation and Transmission located near Nucla, Colorado. It was challenging at first due to the long distance. As they wanted to avoid wasting time and resources on additional shipments, they had to be sure that the design and equipment list was completely accurate before mobilizing for the project.
Not only was the material shipment on point, the project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule. By involving the scaffold installers in the review of the Designer drawings, and incorporating their comments along with feedback from management, they had a solid grip on the project plan and could be sure that equipment delivery and build were carried out correctly the first time.
Greg Curtis, Sales/Estimator at the company, said, “Using the Avontus Designer program and showing our installers the design, we were able to come up with a list of accurate equipment. No additional shipments were required to complete the scaffolding.”
The client and the owner’s representative were provided with the Designer plan view and 3D drawings in the initial proposal. This enabled them to understand the accuracy and scope of work for the scaffolding and made the pricing transparent. This allowed for a smooth transition from the design to erection phase of the project.
Curtis said, “This project was fast-tracked. We had very little time to put together the design, equipment list, load equipment and be onsite. Our customer could not believe how quickly we were able to mobilize onsite and complete the erection of the scaffolding.”