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A Major Aircraft Hangar Project

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1 Company Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest Industry Electrical Company Size 500+ Location Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Website www.commonwealthelectric.com Project for Duncan Aviation Maintenance Hangar Software Solutions On-Screen Takeoff® McCormick Estimating System C ommonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest (CECM) is a premier electrical and communications contractor based in West and Midwest US. CECM opened in 1987 with four locations, eventually expanding to seven locations, and continues to grow. CECM handles commercial, industrial, communications, and institutional projects. CECM provides value engineering, material procurement, design input, life cycle cost analysis, and dollar saving installation alternatives for their clients. CECM excels with time sensitive projects, such as schools and hospitals, by implementing a fast-tracking process, which allows for the initiation of actual construction work before building designs are finalized. No project is too big or too small for CECM. Their commitment to excellence helps them maintain an edge over the competition. CECM is known for providing quality work every time. This dedication has been part of the company's foundation through a myriad of economies, building trends, technology changes, and industry standards. To maintain steady growth, CECM invested in automation technology to better equip the estimating team. The first step towards automation was taken by the adoption of McCormick Estimating System back in 1988; later the company adopted On Center Software's On-Screen Takeoff® solution to create the winning combination. M A I N T E N A N C E H A N GA R Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of govern- ment and business operators with corporate headquarters out of the Lincoln Airport in Nebraska. Due to CECM's exceptional reputation, Duncan Aviation often relies on them for electrical needs on major construction projects. When it came time for Duncan Aviation to build the Maintenance Hangar in Lincoln, CECM was a natural choice. The project was not fully conceived at the time when CECM was approached. To determine the feasibility of this undertaking, CECM took a few drawn rectangles on the plans and provided an electrical cost estimate as part of a preliminary budget. CECM used the data from previous hangars completed to provide a near perfect estimate without having detailed plans. Upon delivery of the initial estimate, CECM was given the 30% drawing, which allowed them to identify the light fixtures. They were able to relay information to project managers and superintendents on how the team should run the duct banks A Major Aircraft Hangar Project H A S A S M O OT H BU I L D P R O C E S S D U E TO O P E N C O M M U N I CAT I O N & AU TO M AT I O N

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