ENR Best Small Project: SUPIMA Headquarters
November 5, 2019
Recognized for incorporating the finest details into the mold of a building, SUPIMA’s new office is recognized as ENR Southwest’s Best Small Project. From an excerpt from the article shared on ENR’s website, CEO/President Casey Cartier shared some insight into the project requiring the utmost attention to quality.
Jokake had to be vigilant to ensure the project fulfilled the high standards set for it, says Casey Cartier, president and CEO of the Phoenix-based builder. For example, concrete was reviewed and tested more frequently than required because of the fast-track demands placed on the Phoenix construction market, which the team realized could affect batch quality. That’s why smaller sections were placed in intervals rather than all at once, Cartier says.
The high demand for labor also pressed the contractor, which often worked Saturdays to compensate for time lost earlier in the week due to worker shortages. “Because of the high level of subcontractor worker turnover and the high level of design, we had to train and retrain,” he says. “We knew we had a unique premium project at a time of most demand for workers and the least number of workers to complete it.”
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