When planning a highly technical construction project, the
owner is often so consumed with the details of the “special
construction” that the ordinary aspects of the construction
process are forgotten, like engaging the services of architects,
engineers, a general contractor and subcontractors, procuring
permits, and calling for building inspections. All of these
details can quickly overwhelm the most tireless entrepreneur.
More importantly, can the owner afford an extensive amount
of time away from his or her business while he or she coordinates
all the design and construction aspects of the project?
One solution is to work with ATEC, a technical facilities
contractor that excels in a broad array of specialized construction
and can deliver your project with a Design/Build/Turnkey delivery
ATEC’s excellent track record in both general and technical
facilities construction allows us to provide a turnkey solution
to overcome this common problem. Our extensive experience
includes a variety of specialty construction projects, including:
Government secure facilities
Electronic test labs
Medical imaging facilities
Acoustically secure facilities
RF anechoic test chambers
Our teams consist of architects and engineers, as well as
subcontractors with extensive experience in technical facilities
construction, which often requires an accelerated schedule
and uncommon construction sequencing.
The single most important element of a turnkey project is
the design. The design is a collaborative effort involving
the owner, design team, construction team, material and equipment
manufacturer. The team synergy is paramount in producing an
accurate set of design documents. Without input from an experienced
team and close coordination by a knowledgeable contractor,
the resulting design documents will not address all the significant
aspects of a specialty project.
Understanding how to produce complete construction documents
is the key to obtaining a building permit and beginning construction
process. Our team maintains an aggressive, time-sensitive
approach throughout the design and preconstruction process.
Our sensitivity to this issue shortens the project schedule
– often by as much as 50% – resulting in earlier
occupancy and, by extension, revenue generation from the facility.
Recently completed projects include:
Washington Multi-Modality Imaging Facility
12,000 SF design/build construction in a new, high-end, commercial
high-rise office building, including high field MRI suite,
multi-slice CT suite, RAD and Ultrasound suites. The second
floor facility, with extensive structural floor reinforcement
on the first floor, incorporated high-end finishes including
marble, imported wood panels, and wall carpet. Completed 2003.
Hyper Computing Research Center
35,000 SF government secure, shielded facility (both SCIF
and RF) included multi-departmentalization, a 65-ton computer-chilled
water system, emergency generator with battery backup, 12
semiautomatic RF shielded doors and 400 Hz power. Completed
Seven Square Imaging Facility
6,000 SF multi-modality imaging facility included a high field
MRI suite, multi-slice CT suite, RAD and Ultrasound suites.
The MRI included magnetic shielding and RF shielding, structural
reinforcement, fast track construction and expedited inspections.