INDUSTRIAL - EXO Prefab Panel Systems
EXO Prefab Panel Systems Inc. is our U.S. based exterior prefab manufacturing building company for both large scale residential and commercial developments. Our head office will be located in a office facility in the heart of Texas. Although our Head Office will be located in Austin – Texas, but we will open our manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas.
EXO PREFAB delivers vertically integrated, high performance, prefabricated building enclosure systems to simplify the construction process. Advanced, off-site manufacturing simplifies management of schedule, budget, and quality.
DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY
At EXO PREFAB, design and technology share a close relationship with a transparent, upfront approach that eliminates guesswork. Our virtual construction engineers use the latest software to create models and drawings for prefabrication that offer a level of precision that eliminates errors that can save millions of dollars.
The advancement in CAD modeling tools allows us to strategically break any building down into components that can be designed and built at a more intimate level.
Quality inspections are done in the shop. All assemblies are barcoded and scanned, from start to installation. Material is pulled when needed and sophisticated BIM processes ensure that materials are ordered to length to avoid cutting in the shop. Our QC system allows the team to avoid hidden defects by addressing problems on the line immediately.
30% savings in labor and schedule reported by trade partners.
5% savings on materials.
75% decrease in lost time accidents over industry average.
50% decrease in OSHA recordable accidents over industry average.
Prefabrication assures just-in-time deliveries and reduces the number of workers required on a project site. Work that was previously handled by carefully scheduled skilled trades is already complete, with fewer workers required for installation. The public benefits in ways that customers value: a reduction in the number of workers on-site, parking, and interacting with the public; less noise and vibration since the work is completed away from the public and/or building occupants; and less impact on existing facility operations.
BE SAFER ON SITE
Prefabrication inherently minimizes risk on job sites. All work is done at ergonomic height. Our EXO PREFAB racks are built on the ground, not on lifts/ladders. The use of lifts and ladders is reduced by as much as 70% on the job. Interior walls are built on horizontal tables, not on lifts or scaffolding. With exterior walls, we can reduce (by 50% or more) and in some case eliminate the use of scaffolding. Less time on scaffolds equates to less risk to workers and those around it.
Multi-trade preassembly removes the chaotic nature of the job site and puts work in a controlled environment with a manufacturing mindset. Using EXO PANEL projects are realizing a 20 to 35% increase in productivity. Simply put, there are fewer obstacles on the job site and less time looking for materials/tools. This results in more time on important value-added work.
Time equals money. Through multi-trade preassembly, project schedules are shortened. Schedule benefits come through two fronts: increased productivity and changing the building cycle. Off-site prefabrication allows for a change in the sequencing logic. There is no need to wait for the structure to be built in order to frame an interior wall, start the mechanical overhead work or even apply finishes to exterior walls. This work can be done in the shop while the structure is going vertical.
ADDRESS MANPOWER SHORTAGES
The construction industry faces a chronic shortage of skilled tradesman. Reports have shown that Arizona alone lost roughly 200,000 skilled construction tradesmen during the recession. Industry estimates project for every five retiring tradesmen, only one is entering the industry. Prefabrication is one solution to help minimize the impact of the manpower shortage the construction industry faces today. Building components on a production line requires much less labor.
The level of detail on the preassembly component drawings is much higher than traditional drawings. Every outlet, stud and pipe is fully detailed to ensure installation is correct and there is uniformity. “Blind” welds/solder joints that occur in the field are eliminated. Work that is normally done above-ceiling or deep in wall cavities is now done in the open, which means less chance for errors. Water systems are double-tested with prefabrication — all piping is pressure-tested prior to leaving the factory. It is then tested again on-site when individual components are connected.