This project involved a four-month fast-tracked “hardening” of a 12,500-square-foot laboratory facility at Valero Refining Corporation’s St. Charles Refinery. This project is a testament to how experience, teamwork and a well-defined constructability process can turn a formidable project into a success.
GROUP’s team worked efficiently and safely to ensure the hardening of the new interior and exterior structural steel components would remain intact in the event of a catastrophic explosion. GROUP Contractors worked hand-in-hand with engineers and architects to reduce the project’s cost by 65 percent and completed the project in just over four months.
- Building during laboratory operation
- 30 tons of structural steel columns
- Various structural steel components
- 30-ton hydraulic crane
- Several small manlifts