Time and Cost Savings with PreFab for Leimen Sewage Treatment Plant
Tailor-made, pre-assembled solutions helped to significantly lower the construction costs related to the Leimen sewage treatment plant. Piping specialist Tecoba mastered the challenges associated with the sewage treatment plant in Leimen, while at the same time limiting assembly to connecting the customized components prefabricated by egeplast, thus realizing time- and cost benefits.
In planning the implementation of the Leimen sewage treatment plant, the piping specialist, Tecoba, had to tackle major challenges. In view of the sheer size of the construction site, where numerous trades and also large pipe dimensions were involved, many complex installation situations can be expected to occur, such as the necessity to integrate concrete structures, surplus covers, dimensional changes as well as confined space conditions and junctions. Constructing the entire pipeline from customary individual parts on site would have been very time-consuming and would have resulted in significant material expenses and major staff deployment. Skilled personnel would have been bound to the construction site for a long time.
Prefabrication of Components by egeplast
The solution consisted in subdividing the required pipelines into convenient component groups and in limiting the installation effort and cost to the connection of the components. In close cooperation, Tecoba and the egeplast technicians planned and manufactured a total of eight component groups which were divided up into transportable and easyto-handle components. Based on the existing construction plans, the eight component groups including any elements required for them were drafted accurately and manufactured and labeled once released by Tecoba in egeplast Systems Technology and packed securely for transportation. This process provided a direct and simple way to allocate the components on site to the place where they are supposed to be installed. Thus, assembly could start right after receipt of delivery and in some cases could be completed on the very same day. “In view of the prevalent circumstances (weather conditions, dirt, cold temperatures, water, lack of special tools etc.), flawless on-site construction based on individual components would have been next to impossible, just like providing this high level of quality”, as Ralf Kaufmann, Managing Partner of Tecoba commented.
egeFit® Customised Fittings: Lower Your Construction Costs by Custom-made, Preassembled Solutions
egeplast provides complete, customised “prefab” special pipe solutions and fittings constructions meeting almost any specification. Pre-assembly of complex assemblies facilitates planning and schedule coordination as well as handling and processing. This procedure requires much less staff on the construction site, thus helping customers to reduce time and costs.
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