Volume 2, Issue 2
Topic: Construction at Existing Facilities
Focus: Pitfalls of Planning Construction at Existing
Improvements at Existing Transfer Station
Biography for New VP of Construction
Press Release for new Arizona Office;
PITFALLS OF PLANNING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT EXISTING FACILITIES: Defining the challenges and determining the best solution to continue operations at a facility with ongoing construction.
This article appeared in the May 2017 edition of Waste Advantage Magazine
Expanding or remodeling a facility is a difficult task. Equally difficult is to determine whether to stay in operation during the construction or not. Just the thought of shutting down or impacting the operations of the current facility due to an impending construction project could cause anxiety. There are many factors that must be considered when beginning to plan a project, however, there are less issues to deal with if the facility is already shut down. If you are looking to do work to an existing facility it is important to take into consideration the impact on the workforce, current operations, the existing building structure itself, the overall cost, and duration of the construction project and the potential risks of any remodel or expansion project.
Edward Kmet, Vice President of Construction Operations
Edward began working for Cambridge in June 2017. He attended DePaul University and earned his degree in Business Administration & Political Science. Edward has worked in the construction industry for 36 years including design-build firms, high-rises, food manufacturing, sports facilities, retail/development, medical facilities, hospital groups, higher education, institutional buildings, multi-family onstruction, and public buildings. His experiences have provided him an in-depth insight to critical path scheduling. These experiences include…
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CAMBRIDGE COMPANIES OPENS NEW OFFICE IN ARIZONA: Design-Build Firm Expanding
This article was distributed to publications on June 20, 2017.
GRIFFITH, IN (June 30, 2017) – Cambridge Companies is a design-build firm headquartered in Griffith, IN. We are excited to announce our recent expansion to Arizona. This location will allow us easier access to the west coast and help to better connect with these customers. Cambridge Companies’ has extensive experience building many different types of facilities over the past 25 years. Cambridge has an office in Griffith, IN that has been open since 1988. The new office in metro Phoenix will be opening in August 2017.
Volume 2, Issue 1
Topic: Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs)
Focus: Planning & Implementing a Facility Expansion;
New Build Case Study;
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING A FACILITY EXPANSION: A high-level look at a step-by-step process to improved, updated or expand existing MRF facilities
This article appeared in the March 2017 edition of Waste Advantage Magazine
Recycling is a dynamic industry with constantly changing priorities and best practices. Owners and operators of recycling facilities are faced with a landscape that requires adaptability and flexibility to ensure that their operations and services meet the needs and expectations of their clients now and into the future. In order to adapt to these changes, companies and municipalities look to make changes or upgrades to their existing recycling facilities; however, they face tough economic conditions with limited return on investment (ROI) available to them. Changes must make good financial sense in order to be approved by the ones funding them. It is imperative for all parties involved to efficiently plan these modifications and work through the process of implementing these changes as expeditiously as possible in order to help manage the costs. The added complication of reduced commodity prices requires that all changes be cost effective. There are several ways to meet this goal; planning and coordinating, by incorporating all the project team members, is critical to achieving a quality end product that fulfills the project objectives and provides sufficient ROI to be approved.
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