A “Fab” Investment
Mechanical Contractors Enhance Efficiency With Prefabrication
Up until 2009, Cincinnati-based TP Mechanical used prefabrication for its industrial, commercial and institutional projects sparingly—attributing about 4 percent of total field labor hours to the shop. But with the growth of coordination, drafting and 3-D modeling, the company saw the potential for additional fabrication opportunities.
Less Waste and Higher Productivity
In a sign of TP Mechanical’s commitment to prefabrication, the company recently underwent a two-year process to be certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)—one of the first shops to do so in the Midwest. The certification reflects independent third-party verification of the shop’s quality management systems.