With more than 83,000 square feet of advanced, automated shop space and the ability to deliver anywhere, AZCO is leading prefabrication in today's heavy industrial construction projects, producing pipe and metal components ranging from tanks and vessels to modular substations, medical units and solar arrays. AZCO delivers uncompromising attention to quality, safety, speed and efficiency.
Prefabrication and modular construction of metal components are making construction sites safer while delivering higher quality, better cost control and the ability to control critical path scheduling.
A paper manufacturing company was struggling to meet growing demand and had outgrown its existing facility. A new facility with improved technology and infrastructure significantly increases the capacity and quality of its products.
An unreliable cooling tower electrical system created operational challenges for a power plant in the Midwest. A quick solution was needed to fix the problem and improve operations for the plant.
As health and safety standards on construction sites expand to include social distancing measures, the tried-and-true method of prefabrication is helping projects move forward while keeping workers safe. A proven timesaver, prefabrication allows essential elements such as structural steel, piping, control panels and conduit paths to be built off-site in a controlled environment, like in AZCO’s pipe and metal fabrication facilities. When complete, the pieces are shipped to the job site for assembly or installation.
Timely delivery of custom-fabricated pipe and steel is critical to the success of large construction projects. But tracking your order across different departments has always been difficult. A centralized data platform improves transparency and operational efficiency.
Though some time-tested ideas may fall out of favor, they often reappear, particularly if they offer new solutions for current business realities or market conditions. Such is the case with prefabrication and preassembly of components and materials needed in construction of power generation plants, refineries, manufacturing facilities and alternative energy storage buildings.
As the need for reliable natural gas increased, Consumers Energy sought a way to increase capacity at its Freedom Station in Michigan. With a three-phase approach, five new gas compressors and tens of thousands of feet of prefabricated piping, the resulting facility will be equipped to safely supply fuel to customers.
Successful completion of LNG infrastructure projects requires timely delivery of critical materials. By hiring an engineer-procure-construct (EPC) team that offers in house fabrication, as well as engineering, permitting and construction services, LNG companies can streamline the critical path to improve project quality and efficiency.
Since California Senate Bill 54 (SB54) took effect in January 2014, California refineries have been transitioning their construction and maintenance contracts to building trade contractors. The goal has been to increase refinery safety through the use of a skilled, highly trained workforce. SB54’s requirement for employing apprentice program graduates helps make that possible.
Construction of new power plants, or other complex facilities, can hit unexpected snags that may increase budgets and extend schedules. Learn how modular construction — when approached with proper planning and management considerations — can offer predictable results and mitigate safety risks.