The impossible made possible
With graduate students representing nearly one half of the MIT campus community, it was essential to deliver this 1,200 ton student residence steel structure on schedule.
Then, the impossible began. Right in the middle of the shop drawing stage, the owner ordered the removal of the entire fourth floor from the original plans. We had to go back to the drawing board and correct the shop drawings in order to accommodate MIT’s wishes.
Just prior to steel fabrication, this same fourth floor was ordered back in by the owner. Back to the drawing board again, and Canatal still needed to meet the original agreed upon deadline. It felt almost impossible, but Canatal’s ingenuity and resourcefulness prevailed.
Time Engineering + TIMESMART Manufacturing
Canatal’s Time Engineering team masterminded time-smart solutions. Thanks to its impressive in-house detailing team, Canatal was able to accommodate an unusual amount of corrections to shop drawings. It was all about time- managing priorities.
Furthermore, our TIMESMART Manufacturing Concept provided the agility and the flexibility to pull it off. Our dedicated facilities allowed us to streamline this massive flow of production and avoid bottlenecks. We started steel construction as originally scheduled at the job site. The MIT Graduate Residence Hall steel structure is a signature Time Engineering project.
Again, we accommodated this fast-track project and made it possible to deliver on our commitment.