How We Expect to Build on a Successful 2017

TP Mechanical has been a leader in providing contractor services for large-scale construction projects ranging from factories to schools to hospitals since 1953.

We’ve built on this successful tradition in 2016, and we expect an even more successful future because of our safety programs, innovative thinking and technology capabilities for plumbing, HVAC and fire protection service.

Safety First, Always First

TP Mechanical has performed, as of early August, more than 2 million man-hours of work without a lost-time accident – nearly one-third the industry average. We work closely with OSHA, participating in its safety training programs and Voluntary Protection Program to reduce accidents on the jobsite.

President and CEO Bill Riddle says safety drives the TP Mechanical culture, and due to all these efforts, our 2016 safety awards include:

  • ABC | Step Platinum Award
  • ABC Employer of the Year Safety Award
  • ABC Award of Excellence for The Christ Hospital Orthopedic & Spine Mechanical Commercial $2 to $10 million
  • ABC Award of Merit for the Summit Country Day Mechanical Commercial $2 to $10 million

Innovative Thinking

TP Mechanical’s innovation and forward-thinking problem-solving are major drivers for success. “I think we’re on the cutting edge with technology and processes,” Riddle says.

One of our biggest innovations is completing almost 30 percent of our project in the regulated environment of our fabrication shop before starting work on-site. More than 60 employees staff the shop for around-the-clock operations, incorporating advanced automation technology such as automated welding machines and tracking software to ensure workflow is managed smoothly.

A Bright Future

TP Mechanical will continue implementing technologies, such as BIM for rendering projects in a 3-D model. Riddle believes TP Mechanical will continue to find success with a focus on innovation and a dedication to safety, “I believe that over the next couple of years we should experience continuous growth in our industry.”

We look forward to sharing that success with you in 2017 and beyond; please Contact Us for your next project.

The 3 S’s of Prefabrication Efficiency in Mechanical Skids

Prefabrication of engine rooms, boilers, and other mechanical equipment results in the three S’s – Scheduling benefits, Safety for workers and Smaller numbers on-site.

Our ISO-certified Fabrication Shop can prepare and prefabricate mechanical skids to make any construction project run more smoothly. Our team connects the appropriate attachments, piping and mechanical services in the shop to improve efficiency on the job site.

At the same time, the work moved to shop floor helps you reduce waste. The shop environment is ideal for utilizing raw materials efficiently, reducing overall scrap. It also removes the waste and scrap from your job site.

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Prefabrication involves preplanning and developing the entire system in the shop. This includes all of the hookup and finishing touches of the product. This allows for maximum efficiency in scheduling. While your on-site crew is working on site preparation and construction, our team is simultaneously preparing the mechanical skids to be delivered to your site at the exact moment you need them.

When they arrive, the prefabrication work completed in the shop shaves days or weeks off of the installation process. Your busy construction schedule can save valuable time by prefabricating your systems. All of that leads to a quicker speed to occupancy, saving you time and money.

Safety for Workers

When working in our shop, we are able to fully maximize the safety of the workers. The controlled environment in the shop allows for bench-height work. Our shop is designed to make it safer for skilled craftsmen to work on mechanical equipment.

Contrast that to on-site work, and you find tight fits, with numerous pinch injury opportunities, and overhead work with the inherent danger in working on ladders. By utilizing prefabricated mechanical skids for your project, you’re able to reduce the number of workers in tight, confined spaces. At the same time, that reduces your on-site liability and makes for a safer worksite overall.

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Prefabrication of mechanical skids also allows us to reduce the number of workers needed on-site. This will lower costs associated with the site and reduce the potential for scheduling conflicts. By moving some of the work into our fabrication facility, you can operate with a smaller focused team, especially in the last phases of construction, when the time being spent is mission critical. A strategy for a smaller number of workers onsite is not simply a way to make things easier; it’s a way to get an advantage over traditional construction.

For more information about our mechanical skid fabrication, visit www.tpfabricationshop.com.

Complete Mechanical Equipment Skids.

Our Fabrication Shop realizes that you have specific needs for specific jobs. We don’t design our prefabricated mechanical skids to be the same. At TP Mechanical, we have specifically designed skids with each skid serving a unique and specific purpose. This gives our customers limitless possibilities.

We also offer a mechanical room package – building all of your mechanical equipment in the Fabrication Shop with the layout of the completed room in mind. We can supply the connections at the same time, delivering it all to your job site to shorten the construction schedule.

Check out this interesting fabrication project – an entire mechanical room completed in just weeks – and more of our designs at http://www.tpfabshop.com.

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Custom Prefabrication. Your Job. Your Specifications.

We are excited to announce the launch of our TP Mechanical Fabrication Shop website, www.TPFabricationShop.com, which will offer customers and potential customers, custom fabricated construction materials shipped directly to their job site.

The new website makes it easy for customers to create an account, describe their project and details about the products they need and upload their drawings and schematics. The TP Mechanical team will deliver a quote to customers promptly. The website also offers a comprehensive catalog of prefabricated building products, each can be customized to meet the specifications of a particular job.

The TP Mechanical Fabrication Shop is a one-stop-shop for the building materials a contractor needs to complete a job efficiently and cost effectively.

TPMechanical_MiamiValleyHospitalSouthTowerAdditionOur fabrication shop is a 45,000-square-foot ISO-registered facility, staffed by skilled tradesmen, using state-of-the-art building information modeling (BIM) technologies. The shop fabricates a variety of products used in HVAC, plumbing and fire protection construction, including corridor system mechanical racks; CPVC, PVC and copper pipe assemblies; pipe hangers and supports; equipment skids and carrier groups.

Contractors and construction companies can utilize prefabrication to help shorten their time schedule, reduce material waste at the job site and ultimately provide cost savings.

For more information about the fabrication shop and our capabilities, visit our website today or call Jef Schachleiter, Internal Operations Manager for TP Mechanical, at 513-842-5910.

TP Mechanical Earns ISO Certification for Fabrication Shop

We’re excited to announce our fabrication shop is now CERTIFIED for ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems.

Our registration reads, “prefabrication of components for the purpose of fast-track construction in the piping, mechanical plumbing and fire protection fields.” Our ISO compliance is registered through Eagle Registrations, Inc., an ANAB accredited firm.

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Why is this important?

At TP Mechanical, we’ve always strive to do things the right way. Now, a third-party organization has reviewed our processes and put their stamp of approval on them. They agree that we have what it takes to make quality fabricated products for mechanical piping, plumbing and fire protection.

The fabrication shop, a 45,000-square-foot facility, is staffed by skilled tradesmen relying on state-of-the-art modeling technologies to produce custom fabricated mechanical parts. The shop fabricates a variety of materials used in HVAC, plumbing and fire protection construction. The products include steel, cast iron, CPVC, PVC and copper pipe assemblies, pipe hangers and supports, equipment and pump skids and carrier groups.

What is ISO?

The ISO 9001 system integrates a company’s internal processes to facilitate a coordinated approach for managing the business. Certified companies have implemented a system to identify, measure, control and improve the core business processes, ultimately leading to improved business performance.

Why fabrication?

Fabrication allows us to serve our customers more effectively:

  • Shorten construction schedules
  • Enhance quality
  • Reduce materials cost
  • Decrease waste and scrap

TP Mechanical’s unique fabrication capabilities streamline the construction process by accelerating production and installation time while shortening construction timelines. It can also eliminate delays due to inclement weather, prevent scheduling conflicts, reduce material waste and improve safety of workers at the job site. Fabrication can also ensure pricing accuracy, enhance quality and consistency and allow for truly custom solutions for every project challenge.

Congratulations to everyone at TP Mechanical who has contributed to this achievement, especially Dan Holland, Rick Absher and Jef Schachleiter for their efforts in pursuing the certification. We’re excited to be able to deliver ISO-registered quality to our customers.