Commercial / Industrial Market

THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS

Besides the people who breathe life into an organization, your company’s physical plant is likely the most critical investment for your company, regardless if it serves commercial or industrial markets.

Without a functional facility that is designed and built for optimal efficiency, your company will not flourish. At Kinetics we put our broad experience with commercial and industrial facilities across many geographical regions to work for you.

While similar, there are some distinct differences between construction for the commercial and industrial markets. Both require careful coordination and management from start to finish. But differences in design and infrastructure call for different skill sets for projects to be completed on time and according to budget.

With commercial facilities, in addition to favorable interior and exterior aesthetics, maximizing space and providing a smooth traffic flow is key. For industrial facilities, the focus is on functionality, logistics, and meeting safety standards.

The infrastructure for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC systems also differ significantly between commercial and industrial facilities. For commercial, centralized systems must be designed to work independently to serve the needs of multiple tenants. In and industrial facility, heavy equipment system loads and the specialized conditions and requirements of different industries must be accommodated.

Our combination of design experience, piping installation, and sheet metal fabrication expertise, and effective field installation capabilities makes Kinetics a leader in HVAC, piping, controls, and mechanical systems, for a wide variety of facilities, including:

  • Multi-use buildings
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Central utility plants
  • Power generation facilities
  • Aerospace
  • Multi-family housing

Our services include:

  • Turnkey facility design and construction
  • Advanced cleanroom and bio-containment technology
  • Installation of process gas, chemical, and pure water systems
  • Mechanical systems for all laboratory media
  • HVAC systems
  • Medium and low-voltage electrical & control systems
  • Wastewater treatment systems

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See where common construction missteps occur

How many discrete decisions are attached to even a moderately scaled commercial or industrial construction project: 100, 200, 500 or more? Taking into account simply the infrastructure for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC systems and controls, the number can quickly approach—and eclipse—the most generous estimate.

On the cost side alone, the “opportunity” to displace thoughtful budgeting with untethered expenses is extraordinary. Decisions both big and small result in unfavorable results. A recent study from KPMG showed only 31% of projects came within 10% of the budget.

Among the reasons cited by the Construction Productivity blog are six that would appear as nearly inescapable given the complexities of modern construction:

INACCURATE ESTIMATES attached to unclear or unresolved scopes of work; here, expectations collide with reality, frequently with negative results.

PROJECT DESIGN ERRORS are the ones responsible for nearly 40% of all disputes between collaborators, contractors and suppliers on a job.

INADEQUATE CHANGE ORDER PLANNING starts with contracts, and flows forward into real-time alterations in materials, methods and labor deployment (as well as code and environmental impact).

ADMINISTRATION ERRORS range from ill-informed team members to poor fact checking and communication of specifications, invoices and change orders.

POOR ON-SITE MANAGEMENT represents a multitude of “worst-case scenarios” in which supervision is lacking, assumed or fragmented across the trades and over time.

UNQUALIFIED PROJECT TEAMS can represent quiet, inconspicuously dangers to personnel, equipment and finances, particularly when subcontractors are vetted quickly or casually.

As in many human endeavors of grand scale, getting ahead of common reasons for problems is the best way to shortcut costly excuses. Kinetics has seen the impact of wise, consistent decision-making in these six categories and well beyond. As a recognized top-tier performer in vital construction categories, questions supersede assumptions from start to finish:

  • Multi-use buildings
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Central utility plants
  • Power generation facilities
  • Aerospace
  • Multi-family housing

Turnkey facility design and construction are the start, recognizing that specialty expertise in disciplines such as advanced cleanrooms, bio-containment technology, and process fluid and gas distribution warrant even greater consideration of Kinetics. An ability to thrive in tough environments also applies to work in less rigorous scenarios where there are fewer threats to human and environmental safety.

As the old phrase goes, “decisions, decisions.” With Kinetics, the hundreds (or, realistically, thousands) of decisions involved get addressed systematically—all for outcomes that satisfy specifications and exceed expectations. CLICK HERE to learn more.