Egan’s practice is to coordinate all of its mechanical installations because of the cost and time savings, particularly when it comes to clash detection. Changes in the field are far more costly than changes to the 3D model, so we take great care to ensure constructability of design. Additionally, we design for ease of access to systems and equipment for future maintenance.
Our coordination capabilities combined with an in-house fabrication facility allows Egan to begin modular construction before the design is fully complete. On past projects with expedited schedules, we’ve implemented this strategy to reduce onsite construction time and project costs. As Design Drawings for certain phases were released, we began fabricating for the earliest phases while the design team continued to work on later ones. This tandem approach to design, fabrication and installation shortened the overall project schedule.