We control the accuracy, schedule, and quality of every project by self-performing our work, using the latest equipment, tools, technology and our 100,000-square-foot custom manufacturing facility. Our most valuable resource in completing these projects successfully, on-time and under budget, is our people. Through the collaboration of our entire team of experts, and their commitment to quality and innovation on every project that we are involved in, we have been able to deliver unprecedented custom solutions for the most complex architectural designs.
FABRICATION & INSTALLATION
CUSTOM PRODUCTS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE
FABRICATION THROUGH COLLABORATION
With the continual evolution of the construction industry, advancements in technology have challenged our concepts of how project material can be created and consumed, spurring developments of innovative pre-construction and construction methods for improved cost, accuracy, quality, and efficiency. At MG McGrath, we dedicate our resources to advancing our capabilities within these latest technologies in order to deliver unprecedented custom solutions for the most complex architectural designs.
MG McGrath works with the project teams to model the most complex designed systems in entirety and, through internal collaboration among our designers, welders, fabricators and installers, we have been able to incorporate field dimensions back into our building model, deconstruct the components, and fabricate entirely off of the model. With this technology, we have successfully worked through difficult design elements virtually, identifying the necessary steps to overcome an obstacle before encountering unforeseen problems in the field.
FABRICATING BUILDING COMPONENTS WITH DIGITAL DEFINITION AND VDC TECHNOLOGIES
MG McGrath, Inc. has developed a digitally-defined fabrication process using software, such as CATIA V6, 3D Experience and Autodesk products, and virtual design and construction (VDC) technologies to generate data files on computers and deliver them to machines in our shop and out to our field. In doing so, we allow for complete control over geometries and tolerances on each of the building components. Working collaboratively with the architect, building components are configured with precision within a VDC model and, by applying the model to the building, allow the entire team to understand the project digitally prior to construction. Every team member builds to the same VDC model, allowing for the project to come together to its entirety on time and within budget.
In our experience, prefabrication, pre assembly, modularization, and off-site fabrication techniques systematically offer numerous advantages in contrast to the on-site piece-built approach that is commonplace in the construction industry currently.
ADVANTAGES OF OUR APPROACH TO FABRICATION & INSTALLATION
In our experience, prefabrication, pre assembly, modularization, and off-site fabrication techniques systematically offer numerous advantages in contrast to the on-site piece-built approach that is commonplace in the construction industry currently, and the incorporation of Digital Definition and VDC technologies is paramount to any lean construction project. These advantages include but are not limited to:
- Simulation of performance and constructability, creating opportunities for improved collaboration among architects, fabricators, and builders, as well as enriched quality and control of tolerances.
- Improved accuracy resulting in decreased waste and compressed project schedules, ultimately leading to reduced cost
- Fewer conflicts in crew scheduling and better sequencing of work
- Increased controlled conditions for weather, quality, improved supervision of labor and fewer material deliveries
- Fewer job-site environmental impacts due to reduction in material waste, air and water pollution, dust and noise, and overall energy costs
- Reduced requirements for on-site storage
- Increased worker safety through reduced exposure to inclement weather and better working conditions