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  • Writer's pictureCraig Drabyk

Technical Collaboration Among Contractors Was the Key to This Project's Success

Projects often have very aggressive schedules, tight budgets, and missing technological design details, which can lead to multiple Requests for Information (RFIs) that must be answered quickly to maintain schedule and avoid finger pointing. To avoid this all-too-common scenario, we’ve found the best approach to avoiding problems is a proactive one.

On a recent large laboratory project in Maryland, Omni was awarded the electrical distribution, tele-data and A/V wiring, lab environmental monitoring system, and lighting controls including daylight harvesting and shade controls. In the spirit of team collaboration, Omni reached out to the other subcontractors and CM to request weekly Monday morning meetings to review technical aspects of the project and address questions and concerns. Omni produced and distributed detailed minutes soon after each meeting to allow contractors to address issues before the next meeting.

The team effort paid off immediately as weekly attendance grew larger, eventually including the owner. With most problems identified and resolved before they could occur, all interconnected systems worked as designed and were commissioned on time. In the end, the consensus among all was that close collaboration holding all trades accountable was extremely beneficial and the project was an overall success.

About Omni

Omni Instrumentation & Electrical Services, Inc. is a premier instrumentation and electrical contractor, providing superior total care solutions since 1986. Services include instrument installation, tubing installation, instrument calibration, control loop testing, startup and commissioning, power and lighting, process control wiring, BMS wiring, telecommunications and data wiring, fire alarm wiring, security wiring, process network wiring, and control panel fabrication. Omni Instrumentation & Electrical Services, Inc., is certified in Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, DeviceNet and ASI-Bus installation.

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