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Design Build Contracts: Getting it Right

Posted by Raymond Perr, PE

Nov 15, 2017 4:19:16 PM

In today’s global market place, the Coal industry must spend its capital and maintenance dollars effectively to remain competitive.

“Design Build Contracts” (DBC) consistently deliver projects that meet this goal.

Performance guarantees can be more effectively achieved, and many of the questions of responsibility that arise between the design, construction and commissioning phases of a project can be eliminated. Expanded collaboration between the Owner and the Contractor in planning, budgeting and scheduling that occurs during the procurement process and prior to the costs and commitments associated with a final design is also an important advantage.

So, what are the significant differences between more conventional construction contracts and DBC that result in these advantages, and when do they work best? 

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Topics: Design Build Contractor

Scope of Work for the Vest Mine Turnkey Frac Sand Screening Facility

Posted by Industrial Resources

Oct 25, 2017 9:55:55 AM

Mountaineer Resources, Inc., a sister company to Industrial Resources, Inc., was contracted by Turn-Key Processing Solutions (TPS) to assist in constructing a turnkey frac sand screening facility for Black Mountain Sand’s Vest Mine near Kermit, Texas. This facility will produce a high quality, cost effective regional sand that will be used within the oil and gas industry.

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Topics: Fabrication, engineering, construction

Scope of Work for Allegheny Mineral's New Overland Conveyor

Posted by Mark S. Kuhar

Aug 10, 2017 8:27:57 AM

Written by Mark S. Kuhar, Editor Rock Products

Overland belt conveyors have been widely used as a cost effective method to transport bulk materials. Allegheny Mineral--a leading supplier of aggregates to the Pennsylvania market-- certainly understands these economics, and for the past 20 years, has been using a 3,100 ft. long, 42 inch conveyor to transport crushed limestone from an existing pit primary crusher to their existing processing plant and storage yard at their Slippery Rock Quarry in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Recently, work started on the development of a new quarry a mile south of the current screening facilities. This article discusses the planning and development of a new mile long, 42 inch, overland conveyor designed and built to support this additional operation.

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Requirements to Become an AISC Certified Fabricator in West Virginia

Posted by Industrial Resources

Aug 2, 2017 4:30:23 PM

Certification, quality control, safety and accountability...these are  four words that Industrial Resources lives by as an AISC Certified Building Fabricator. 

A recent on-site audit conducted by Quality Management Company, LLC., a third party company arranged by AISC, resulted with zero deficiencies and confirmed that Industrial Resources, Inc. is maintaining their AISC Quality Control Program to the level and standards as required by AISC.

Ron Prettyman stated that Industrial’s audit was one of the best he had ever conducted and congratulated all personnel within the organization.

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Topics: AISC certified

Industrial Resources Celebrates 70 Year Anniversary

Posted by Industrial Resources

Nov 22, 2016 1:20:35 PM

Industrial Resources will celebrate our 70-year anniversary Sunday, Nov. 27.

We have been providing state-of-the-art bulk material handling systems and coal preparation plants for our customers since 1946. We are a turnkey contractor that:

  • Designs
  • Engineers
  • Fabricates and
  • Constructs

custom facilities such as overland conveyors, transshipment facilities, material handling systems and preparation plants.

“As president of Industrial Resources, celebrating 70 years in business is a true example of the quality of people we have had within our organization over the years to achieve such a significant milestone,” said Phil Burnside, Industrial president. “Each and every one of our employees has contributed to the success of our business over the years during good times and bad.”

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Topics: 70-Year Anniversary

The Importance of Routine Equipment Inspections

Posted by Industrial Resources

Aug 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Routine Equipment Inspections

Industrial Resources observes that most facility supervisors faithfully complete regularly scheduled maintenance and daily inspections on their equipment. However, it has been found that many facility overseers commonly ignore the quarterly, semi-annual and yearly inspections that are advised by equipment manufacturers for safe and reliable performance. Not to mention, these inspections can result in less maintenance costs and a longer lifespan of equipment.

Some of the most commonly overlooked equipment inspections include:

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Topics: Maintenence

What Does an On-Site Structural Inspection Consist of?

Posted by Industrial Resources

Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Structural Inspections

A structural inspection is a neutral evaluation visually assessing the physical structure and foundation of the facility.

Structural inspections help organizations ensure that the structure of their facility does not have any defects or areas that may pose a risk later down the line. This can either be a relief or a headache depending on the findings discovered and identified during the inspection. Either way, it’s highly recommended that the condition and integrity of your structure is not compromised in any way shape or form.

Having the inspection carried out by a professional engineer will increase the likelihood of receiving the most accurate results and recommendations.

What does an on-site structural inspection consist of?  The structural inspection process is divided into 3 stages.

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Topics: Maintenence, safety

What Can an Electrical Contractor do for You?

Posted by Industrial Resources

Jul 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Industrial Resources and West Virginia Electric are your #1 choice for full service engineering, design manufacturing and construction organization. For more than five decades, Industrial Resources has succeeded in thousands of projects including but not limited to electrical systems, installation, automation and custom designed software packages.

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Topics: electrical engineering, West Virginia Electric

New West Virginia Electric President, Frank D'Amico

Posted by Industrial Resources

Jul 13, 2016 11:33:14 AM

Frank D’Amico was recently appointed to West Virginia Electric president.

D’Amico began his career with West Virginia Electric in June of 1969 as an electrician’s helper and was promoted to electrical foreman and then project engineer. In 1979, D’Amico jointed Interstate Fabricators to form Coal Construction Electrical Contractor Company.

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Topics: electrical engineering, West Virginia Electric, Employee News

Advances in Technology:  Computer Aided Drafting

Posted by John Trotto

Jul 6, 2016 2:18:47 PM

Every day advances in technology find ways of making the digital age become a part of our every day lives--with practically everyone owning a smart phone and being connected 24/7 with an endless amount of data via the internet. These advances also change the way a company operates and how it must manage its documents and information.

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Topics: CAD

About Industrial Resources:

Industrial Resources has over 200 combined years of service in the mineral industry. Our greatest service is the ability to produce in situations where others were unable to. We are proud to design and build projects on schedule and within the customers' budget.

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