IDCUS provided project planning, development, programming, and full program management services associated with the design and construction of the Flexible Seamless Steel Pipe Manufacturing Plant. The project is a single story manufacturing facility of approximately 270,000 square feet for an Industrial/ Manufacturing Plant, a two-story 26,000-square foot administrative office area, and included extensive infrastructure and site improvements. Also included in this project were railway extensions, switches, and related signaling devices, onsite concrete paving for heaving truck loading, loading docks, adjacent gravel paved material storage yards, storm detention, site lighting and related amenities for security and access. The building included administrative offices, conference rooms, break areas, and restrooms located within the building. Equipment included multiple rail cranes, jib cranes, owner-provided manufacturing equipment, and was all contractor installed.
The site chosen was 29.4 acres of unincorporated land in Chambers County, approximately 10 miles east of Baytown. The use is for the manufacture and distribution of a seamless pipe product developed specifically by the client. The production consisted of two manufacturing lines made up of three processing parts each. Areas of work included the production lines, hydro testing of the products, pipe completion and transfer of materials from the large production reels to smaller shipping reels. The method of delivery was Construction Manager at Risk (CM-R) with both the Architect and General Contractor selections being made in parallel. By using this method, IDCUS was able to fast track the design process, procurement and delivery of the plant ahead of schedule and under budget. The program was delivered $6 million under budget.