The Oregon division of Dynalectric Company (Dynalectric Oregon) operates a full-scale 31,000-square-foot fabrication shop with an additional 9,000 square feet of warehouse space.
Our facility has been designed with efficiency in mind and is furnished with state-of-the-art tools and equipment which promote low-cost, high-quality assembly.
Prefabrication creates opportunities to reduce onsite installation time and increase labor productivity by performing a portion of the work in a controlled environment. This “externalized work” is extremely efficient due to our standardized processes, materials, and build methodologies.
These practices reduce the high degree of build variation common to traditional electrical installations and streamline the on-site installation process, alleviating schedule compression and trade stacking.
Prefabrication promotes intensive planning and is further enhanced by our virtual construction department’s expertise in Building Information Modeling using Autodesk Revit. Identifying prefabrication opportunities early in the preconstruction process allows us to leverage modeled content to aid in fabrication of electrical assemblies.
Because prefabrication can minimize on-site operations and maximize in-house labor, it also helps us fulfill our commitment to workplace safety.
To keep the prefabrication process running smoothly, we apply diligent effort in planning and management.
We avoid common missteps by communicating with other trade contractors, reviewing building plans and site logistics, and coordinating work and delivery schedules. We also contact vendors early in the process to help ensure the right materials arrive at the right time.
By sorting and organizing materials with advanced handling processes, we help ensure proper shipment and simplified installation. Even unboxing materials ahead of time can keep waste off the job site and lead to cost savings.