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Wake Up

Coffee shop coordination ensures that everyone gets a morning cup.

In life and in work, the best-laid plans often go astray. This is idiom is especially true at a construction site, even for some of the largest and most experienced companies in the world.

When a project starts to derail, it can be tough to say who’s at fault. Problems arise at any given moment due to variables outside of the developer’s control. The solution, however, can often be found in effective project management.

A client contacted TES to address coordination issues at a job site for a coffee company that was building a store in remote Oklahoma. They chose TES because we were the only team they trusted to meet the critical turnover deadline.

We received the phone call on Wednesday night, and arrived Texas on Friday morning. Our initial assessment uncovered some unpleasant issues: subcontractors were unaware of the construction schedule, the electricians didn’t have the material they needed, and a vital component of the interior was destroyed when it fell off the delivery truck.

Our engineers were equipped with both the engineering knowledge and construction skills to get the project back on track. We fixed each problem one by one. We coordinated subcontractors to a master schedule, defined correct project scope for all trades, and ordered all necessary equipment.

There were other issues, as well, but we squelched them as the days went on. After weeks of on-site coordination, we returned to Cleveland, having transformed the site from a chaotic mess to a cozy coffee house.

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