TP Mechanical Team:
- Project Manager: James Randall
- Pre-Fabrication Shop Leader: Jerry Klein and Nicole Holland
- Site Superintendent: Greg Jordan
- BIM Coordination Team: Kameron Bledsoe, Zack Campbell, Randy Tillet, Jeremy Hassman, Mayur Kadakia and Greg Dennison
- Turner Construction Company
- Murphy Group Architects
- RATIO Architects
- Staggs and Fisher Consulting Engineers, Inc.
- Brown + Kubican PSC, Element Design, PLLC
- Fayette Electric Service
When the University of Kentucky wanted to renovate the Enoch Grehan Building in the core of academic campus, we knew it would be a complex project requiring smart scheduling. As a testament to our impressive project partners, we are currently ahead of schedule.
We thrive on complex projects with coordination challenges, like this one. To succeed, we look to our synchronized divisions —the BIM team, self-performed pre-fabrication, off-site distribution team and our installation team— to come together and provide high-quality systems.
Our process starts with the BIM coordination team developing detailed models to ensure the pre-fab systems are built to precision. The models are the road map, guiding system fabrications to the final connections in the field. Once the model for Grehan was created, the fabrication team took ownership of their scope. On this project, the Carrier system prefab saved two to three days of site work. We also used prefabbed systems for the sewage ejector pump and the 12-amp chilled water piping serving multiple buildings. By having this piping ready to set in the tunnel in the heart of campus, we saved the university from having to shut down the area for a week.
On this project, multiple trades were on-site at once, working in the same areas. By building much of the systems off-site, we were able to avoid working in and around other contractors. Not only does pre-fab keep our on-site team safer, because they don’t have to go into small, confined or subsurface areas, it also provides a huge time savings.
Our distribution center also played a key role in keeping our scope ahead of schedule.
UK’s campus is a flurry of active construction projects. We knew the project would come with storage limitations on site. The ability for TP to store equipment at our distribution center until the systems were needed on site, proved to be an invaluable asset.
The University of Kentucky is known for its sophisticated approach to building renovations. This project is a wonderful opportunity to show potential higher education clients our capabilities. We are proud to be working for the University and our project team.