Category Archive: Safety
At Base Construction, we offer a wide range of large-scale project capabilities, including engineering services, concrete contracting and services, mechanical equipment services, pipe fabrication, process piping, structural steel fabrication, and turnkey services. We have been in business since 1998 and since then have successfully completed over 2,500 projects.
One reason for our success is our commitment to our customers. We believe every project we work on is a priority; and our goal is to have completely satisfied customers, job after job. We utilize only the highest skilled craftsmen in the field to ensure the highest quality and integrity of each project. At Base Construction, we have worked in a variety of environments, including recycling plants to co-gen plants and everything in between.
Our past customer list includes companies such as: GE, SONOCO, Alcoa, Kimberley-Clark, 3M, and Karma automotive. We have built a co-gen plant for Golden Road Brewery, where we completed construction of a co-generation power plant including installation of water heater heat exchanger on top of exhaust so every BTU will be used. To see more of our past projects, please look here. Although not currently listed on our website, we have been working on a tremendous amount of large scale projects over the last year.
At Base Construction, we have many professional affiliations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Welding Society (AWS), and we are OSHA trained, so you know that safety on the job is one of our main priorities. We invite you to contact us for any construction project need you may have, and we look forward to adding you to our growing list of satisfied customers.
As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Although he was talking about America as a whole during the time of his presidency, and not an actual building, his message still rings true regarding repairs. After all, it’s much easier to fix a roof when the sun is out instead of when there’s a downpour of rain. The same is true with any building repair; it’s much easier and less time consuming when the weather is good, and you don’t have to worry about fighting the elements.
If you own a building needing repairs, it’s frequently cheaper to get the repairs done right away. When you let things go, they can oftentimes cause even more problems, in a domino type of effect. Timing is important for more reasons than one. Working on repairs during a busy season can make a job more time consuming, increasing labor costs and extending projects. So one of the best ways to keep costs down is to fix problems as they arise.
A great way to prepare for the upcoming winter months is with preventative maintenance. Cold temperatures can greatly affect things like machinery and pipes, so using insulation can help to prevent breaks or other damage. Just like you insulate a home to keep it warm, pipes can be kept warm in the same way.
Preventative maintenance can also be beneficial in predicting when equipment needs to be replaced. When you know the condition of your equipment it’s easier to plan your budget around replacing it instead of having to pay for an emergency replacement or emergency repairs.
At Base Construction, we offer services for process piping, concrete foundations and slabs, structural steel fabrication and installation, turnkey projects and secondary services, and mechanical equipment. As an industrial contractor on all types of projects, our professionals at Base Construction can help you and your business with all your repair and replacement needs. To work with Base Construction, contact any one of our knowledgeable staff who can assist you with any questions you may have.
As an experienced and trusted industrial contractor, Base Construction has completed over 3,500 projects involving process piping, concrete foundation, structural steel, and mechanical equipment for a wide range of industries. We provide creative solutions and manage all of the project details from start to finish on new or existing operation facility builds, work area expansions, or anything in between.
Project Capabilities to Suit All Builds
Equipped with diverse expansion project capabilities and years of on-site experience, Base Construction can complete all phases of a project from the ground up. Our skilled team of professional engineers creates the cranes that assemble equipment, the platforms necessary for the development of new structures, and any stairways or catwalks needed to travel between constructed platforms.
For builds involving specialized industrial equipment, we can design, fabricate, and install devices such as:
- Air compressors
- All type of tanks
- Cooling towers
- Pressurized vessels
- All type of pumps
- Heat Exchanges
- Air filters and dryers
- Bag houses
- Vacuum pumps
Before using newly installed equipment, our team will conduct any assessments necessary to ensure that all components are working properly prior to completing the job.
To further support all aspects of your build, Base Construction can also undertake any required mechanical work, such as process piping, insulation, heat tracing, lighting, painting, and motor installation, in addition to designing and implementing new control systems to better regulate your production processes.
Finally, we can utilize our extensive knowledge of industrial plants to develop customized systems designed to resolve any issues that may arise. We have performed projects across a range of industries, including jobs in:
- Aerospace facilities
- Recycling plants (paper, battery)
- Food & drink processing facilities
- Insulation plants
- Co-Gen plants
- Casting plants
- Forging plants
- Plastic pipe manufacturing plants
Our full list of past projects and current large-scale projects can be viewed on our website.
Prioritizing Site Safety
Safety is our number one priority at Base Construction; our team places a premium on safe working conditions and quality workmanship. Our fast problem-solving skills and focus on safety limit the number of accidents and errors on all projects, protecting our team and ensuring consistent, effective results for our clients.
If you are looking to expand your facility or would like to learn more about our design and build capabilities, contact us today!
National Safety Month (NSM), celebrated every June by the National Safety Council and other organizations across the country, aims to reduce the leading causes of injury and death by raising safety awareness in three key places: at work, on the roads, and at home. In industrial situations, safety is an important factor in all areas. As a construction company, we are constantly focused on safety within our own facility and all projects. As a result, we have not had any recordable accident or injury since our establishment. Often times we are also called on to help other industries create safe working conditions in their establishments too.
The food manufacturing industry is just one player that has had many public safety issues. From bacterial contamination to improper manufacturing procedures, food safety is of major importance. Luckily, the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) reformed food safety laws to shift focus from reacting to contamination to preventing it from occurring altogether.
Take this example. One of our customers recently realized they had a huge problem to address at their facility. Wooden subfloor supported the production floor composed of carbon steel. The wood rotted when water found its way through the floor during regular manufacturing processes. The increased moisture of the wood created an ideal situation for bacterial growth. This kind of an environment was not suitable and under new management and ownership required an immediate fix.
Bacteria in a food plant is a serious problem for workers and consumers. Working with the customer, we have developed a plan to replace the floor and clear away the bacteria. First, we removed the current carbon steel floor plate and wood beneath it. Our next step? To install a new stainless steel floor, one of the cleanest options to eliminate any and all problems that the company had with bacteria. The new floor is water-resistant, easy to clean, sanitize, and is the best option for food manufacturing operations because it keeps unsanitary conditions at bay. Today, we are happy to report that everything in the plant is looking excellent under current construction!
During NSM, it is important to consider safety in all aspects of our lives. Companies must take action to protect the consumers too. In this situation, the customer took proactive steps to resolve the problem before it affected their product, as should all industry leaders.
Replacing a floor is a major undertaking but one that we have the capabilities to handle. We also have extensive experience with ensuring safety in safe food manufacturing operations, safety and injury protection platforms and access, safety guards, and safe plan of action, so keep us in mind when you need that extra hand.
Do you have a safety issue that needs resolving? Let us know! At Base Construction, we take our safety and yours seriously year round.