External pressures and internal deficiencies
After the client’s engineer of choice failed to meet the design deadline, the utility was faced with overcoming an imposing deadline with unpredictable inclement weather and geotechnical conditions, first of its kind engineering and procurement, and lack of construction quality assurance and personnel.
Provide engineering, procurement and construction management services
PFES was engaged to assume control of the project and deployed its seasoned team of experts. Our team had nine months to revise the design, procure materials, and construct the building and meet the rate recovery deadline. We mobilized a team of industry veterans to design, fabricate, and install the FLEX building in compliance with the NRC Order, NEI Guidelines, and the site’s design-basis for missile protection and seismic response.
Successful inspection and industry-leading discoveries.
Despite a formidable set of challenges and an imposing deadline, the PFES team completed the project on time and on budget. Most importantly, the FLEX building successfully passed the NRC inspection.
During the engagement, the PFES engineering team identified multiple opportunities to modify the original design created by the former engineer of choice, relieving the construction schedule and delivering significant cost savings back to the client. Many of these design changes and modifications became industry standards and best practices.