The challenges and complexity of the project combined to knock construction off the target pace. New Millennium took several measures to ensure its part of the project recovered some of that lost time.
At one point during roof erection, labor and hours were increased at the fabrication plant to expedite the schedule of assembly. At the job site, an extra deck installation crew was put in place. New Millennium–Memphis brought in additional crews to increase material output and supplied deck to the site to keep erection moving. Deliveries were coordinated with erection crews to enable them to work multiple areas at the same time.
In addition, New Millennium also sent Super Versa-Dek® panels to the job site to be assembled concurrently with erection at the request of general contractor Roy Anderson Corp. and erector Woodward Design + Build.
“New Millennium deck engineering approved the constructability of this method,” Fowler says. “New Millennium shipped the components and provided field assistance and inspections to ensure the deck was assembled in accordance to our guidelines.”
Fowler, based in Columbia, S.C., also shepherded the project along with several site visits and everyday phone calls.
“I did go to the job site quite a bit to work with Woodward Design + Build in their installation,” Fowler says. “I spoke with the foreman overseeing installation of the deck on a daily basis to get him what they needed. We were in constant communication.”