Teamwork as a Foundation
Teamwork is often the most overlooked aspect of completing a project. From pursuit to completion, a wide array of hands and voices from the Barton Malow team touches every project. But at the Eldor Manufacturing site in Daleville, Virginia, that teamwork took toward a new height.
About the project
The project entailed a 254,000 square-foot ignition factory at a cost of $36.8 million, which meant several facets and teams needed to work in tight coordination. To start this massive build, Barton Malow created new relationships. It first started with a Business Development roadshow that brought in Gresham, Smith & Partners (GSP), a team of architects, engineers, interior designers and planners, into the picture. With their help, we were able to bring about a new relationship with Eldor Automotive Powertrain, an Italian-based company.
…And the people behind it
The pursuit, planning and approach we took on this project meant having input from all regions; it was truly a One Company approach. Central region contributed the initial estimating and preconstruction support, in addition to design development. Eastern region came into the frame to handle design management, preconstruction support and self-perform work for interiors while Southeast region's self-perform team used their expertise to tackle the concrete work. Finally, Barton Malow brought in subcontractor help from Atlantic for mechanical, plumbing and fire protection help and Cooper for electrical work.
Success built on trust
Whether it was Barton Malow team members speaking Italian with the client, attending meetings with local government, or taking part in post-bid meetings, everyone involved in the approach of this project used trust as a foundation. Building with the American spirit means building with camaraderie not just in Daleville, but at every project.