Alaska Seafood Manufacturing Facility
UNIT COMPANY began construction of this 220,000/SF value-added manufacturing facility and energy building in May 1998. The owner, in the process of competitively bidding the project, exceeded the funding available. As the low bidder, we were faced with a large and complex building project that was fully designed and ready to construct, but needed to be reduced in overall cost. We were also faced with certain items that could not change; the owner had already purchased the structural steel, metal deck and bar joists and was providing them to the contractor.
The project could not go forward unless additional funds became available. In the process of reviewing our bid, we saw opportunities to reduce costs and value engineer portions of the project. We met with the owner and design team to discuss how to bring the project cost down to meet the available budget. The owner