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Posted on March 10, 2020

Wm. T. Spaeder is a full-service mechanical contractor with extensive capabilities spanning a myriad of disciplines including Plumbing, HVAC, Fire Protection, Process Piping, Fabrication, Water Treatment, Design and Coordination services as well as piping design for Water/Wastewater treatment facilities.  Because of the depth and breadth of the services that we offer, we are often tasked with the design and execution of multiple mechanical systems at once. 

In the video, we discuss a little about the design-build process for a third-floor office space renovation at Citizen’s Bank in Erie, PA.  We were contracted to complete the HVAC and Fire Protection.

One of the key challenges of this project was the short time frame.  A project like this would normally take two to three months.  In this instance, we only had a few weeks.  Because we were doing both the design and construction work, we were able to efficiently execute our scope in the allotted time.  Software tools like Revizto allowed us to effectively communicate with our own teams as well as the other trades on the job.  Point clouds created with Faro Scanning Technologies expedited the design process by giving us accurate as-built information quickly.

We love design-build because it allows us to use our full roster of capabilities as well as control the quality of the work from when the project begins all the way to final completion and preventative maintenance.  The newly renovated space will be used by the Erie Chamber of Commerce.

Video Featuring Frankie Davis (Sr. VDC Coordinator), Mark Fluegel (Project Engineer), and James Spaeder (Project Manager).


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