Greater Rochester International Airport
Greater Rochester International Airport completed a capitol project at the Main Terminal building with Fabritec engaged as Prime contractor for delivery of a canopy structure covering the building access road system at the departure and arrival lanes.
With a contract for $24,000,000 and an aggressive delivery requirement FabriTec met the contractual requirements with some exceeded to the Owner’s benefit. The contractual performance of the elements and sub elements was accomplished with some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the contactor were highly effective. Experienced project executives, managers, engineers, supervisors and administrative staff were provided to the project. Supervision was provided at adequate levels and actively demonstrated ability to hire and maintain qualified personnel during the contract period. The home office participated in solving significant local issues at a high level. Quality control was provided meeting contractual requirements. Problems were identified quickly and alternative approaches suggested displaying initiative to solve problems. The established project schedules were met while still being responsive to contract changes. A high level of compliance was maintained with Federal state and local regulations while performance of contract work occurred concurrently with multiple prime contracts on the project site.
FabriTec demonstrated a high level of expertise in the personnel managing with exceptional quality of product delivery. Overall Contractor rating and performance is excellent.
I am writing you on behalf of LeChase Construction to recommend the services of FabriTec Structures. I was afforded the opportunity to work with FabriTec Structures on the Greater Rochester International Airport Canopy project. In the capacity of Construction Manager, I can say with enthusiasm, FabriTec is a first-class organization and their performance exceeded expectations in several aspects of the project.
FabriTec was required to completely design and model the eight canopy structures based on provided architectural concepts and structural parameters. Collaborative weekly meetings were held between FabriTec and the Owners representatives throughout the design phase to review progress and collectively resolve design issues. As adjustments for constructability were implemented, FabriTec consistently demonstrated their receptiveness to satisfy Owner requests throughout completion of design.
FabriTec proved their ability to adhere to their initially furnished schedule, tailored to conform to an aggressive overall project completion date. Scope activities were manipulated as required and manpower adjustments were made in a proactive manner to reach project milestone dates and achieve the overall completion date. The project team provided in-depth contractor schedule updates on a weekly basis and informed of any and all alterations in a timely and detailed manner.
FabriTec was invested and engaging in regards to change management throughout the entire construction phase. A proactive approach was taken to offer various solutions as issues arose. Proposals were solicited from multiple subcontractors and suppliers to provide the Owner with the most cost efficient remedies in little turnaround time. Approved changes were diligently implemented in the field, maintaining the project schedule.
FabriTec’s team demonstrated their desire to exceed customer expectations throughout the entire lifecycle of the project. Their general communications, level of responsiveness to project concerns, and overall preparedness and thoroughness given any task at hand are a few of the many attributes that eased the burden of a complex and challenging project.
I would highly recommend FabriTec’s services for any future construction projects they may be in consideration for.
We are pleased to write a letter of recommendation for Pfeifer/FabriTec Structures, LLC. Walter P Moore has collaborated with Pfeifer/Fabritec on a wide variety of projects. In those projects, the individuals from Fabritec have consistently brought technical skill, ingenuity, and a collaborative attitude to the project.
One specific example of partnership between Pfeifer/Fabritec and Walter P Moore is Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota scheduled to open in March 2019. The 20,000 seat stadium will be home to Minnesota United F.C. of the Major League Soccer. Allianz Field features a 90,000 square-foot PTFE fabric wrapping the entire stadium, making it a one of a kind jewel. The design called for the use of a new PTFE fabric developed by St. Gobain consisting of woven fiberglass yarns covered in a clear PTFE laminate, marketed as Illuminate 28.
Pfeifer/Fabritec was brought on to the project as a design/assist partner before the structural design was finalized. This arrangement allowed Pfeifer/Fabritec to work hand-in-hand with the remainder of the design team to design and detail the exterior skin in an aesthetically pleasing, structurally sound, and cost-effective solution. The Pfeifer/Fabritec team brought their immense experience to the project, collaborating with the entire team aimed at finding solutions in the best interest of the project. Positive collaboration between the structural engineer of record and the fabric designer/installer is critical to having a successful project outcome. The result is a truly world-class stadium featuring the first large-scale installation of Illuminate 28.
We look forward to the opportunity to continue working with Pfeifer/Fabritec in the future.
Western Digital Campus Walkway Canopy
I enjoyed our collaboration at every moment of the process. I prize their encouragement to dare and try unexplored ways in design and construction. I value highly, your team, that became a guarantee for overcoming the design, structural, and technological challenges from the initial sketches to the built structure. Our work is materialized now in the concrete, steel, and fabric of the walkway and the canopy. Both employees and management enjoy the new walkway and are very happy with the result.
I would sincerely recommend FabriTec Structures to anyone in need of professionally built, challenging, artistic, and customized to the customer’s needs tensile structure, designed in a closely collaborative environment.
Florida State University Doak Campbell Stadium
Childers Construction Company is writing this letter to express our grateful satisfaction to FabriTec Team for the services they provided for the successful completion of the Tensile Membrane Roof. FabriTec provided the appropriate level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism throughout the entire project. We look forward to working with FabriTec on future projects and recommend FabriTec to anyone who desires quality work at a competitive price.
The Woodlands Waterway Square Stage
Thank you for a successful design, fabrication, and installation of our tensile fabric canopy structure at the Woodlands Waterway Square Stage and Pedestrian Bridge project. The canopy structure is both elegant and functional and compliments The Woodlands Waterway Square. This project was a positive experience and I look forward to working with FabriTec on future endeavors.
Over the past year, SWT Design has had the great pleasure of working with FabriTec Structures to design and construct a tensile shade structure as part of the Cortex Innovation Community Commons. The Process of working with FabriTec was incredible from beginning to end. The seamless bouncing of ideas between our teams eased the development of a final concept that both met the engineering challenges and the needs of the client while fitting within the budget. FabriTec took the lead on the engineering, fabrication, and erection of the structure. When the structure arrived on site, FabriTec’s workmanship and care were evident.
Transbay Temporary Terminal
FabriTec was professional and a pleasure to work with on this difficult project in a multi-agency environment. Pride and quality of workmanship in these canopies are obvious and the end product has received many favorable comments from the owner and the public. (We) look forward to working with FabriTec on future projects.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
FabriTec’s designers, engineers, project management and construction crews worked with the entire team to ensure that all the details were thought out, keeping in mind our aggressive schedule. We opened our doors to two sell-out events in May 2009, which would not have been possible without FabriTec’s commitment and dedication to a job well done. It is with great pride and pleasure that I wholeheartedly recommend FabriTec Structures for any project that you might have, no matter what the size or time-frame for completion.
MGM CityCenter People Mover Stations
We have been very pleased with the professional approach they have taken in dealing with this project and we are very enthusiastic about the opportunity of working with them again on another transit project, namely the El Monte Bus Transit Center in Los Angeles. I would not hesitate to recommend FabriTec to any client looking to design and build tensile structures.
Despite being sandwiched between adjacent construction and operational resorts, your continual care and diligence avoided any unplanned disruption to MGM’s Bellagio and Monte Carlo properties….The challenge in the successful completion of this project is appreciated by Clark-Thor and could not have been accomplished without the efforts of your firm, suppliers, fabricators and the many employees involved in this exciting and … long-lasting project.