The Key to Keeping Your Project On Time and On Budget
Time is money. You can’t afford unnecessary delays — especially when it comes to getting your temporary facilities up and running. You need a temporary structure partner who brings real leadership to the table and possesses the necessary project management and business skills to navigate complex timeframes and budgets.
Mahaffey has been the best in the business for over 90 years, and there’s not much we haven’t seen. Mahaffey is comprised of expert project managers that pride themselves on ensuring each customer’s needs are met in a professional and timely fashion. We bring a culmination of experiences across a variety of industries and climate conditions to every project. This means no one is more capable of flawlessly handling your next project than Mahaffey.
Leasing from Mahaffey means you have the top project-management experts in the business working with you on your next project. Mahaffey’s project managers and construction operations managers are bar-none the industry-wide leading experts in delivering creative custom-designed solutions to meet even your most challenging space or storage needs.
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Your Project-Management Dream Team: Mahaffey Project Managers, Construction Operations Managers, and Supervisors
Creativity. Problem-solving. Leadership. That’s what you can expect from Mahaffey’s expert team. From helping you develop a custom shelter solution to 36-hour rapid installation – whatever you need, wherever you are – Mahaffey’s project and construction management teams have you covered.
The beauty of design to build fabric structures is knowing everything will be taken care of, with no hidden costs, extra fees or headaches. Mahaffey’s experts handle the planning, the design, the logistics, project management, installation and maintenance, so you can focus on your day-to-day.
Our project managers and construction operations managers work closely to ensure the success of every project. This includes understanding your project needs, recommending aligned temporary-structure solutions, and overseeing every critical aspect of your structure’s life – from structure installation to removal. This means you can rest assured knowing your temporary structure is being taken care of from the ground up.
Mahaffey’s project managers and construction operations managers gain their valuable proficiencies and insights through years of experience in the field, working with all the pieces of the puzzle in temporary-structure installation. Their boots-on-the-ground experience yields a powerful wheelhouse of skill and expertise that allows them to solve tough challenges and offer creative solutions and recommendations.
Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s how one client summarized their experience with Mahaffey’s project-management team: “The Mahaffey team is attentive and very serious about their work – and our project. The team came to our site to conduct a walk-through, and we reviewed our ideal layout. Mahaffey did a thorough examination of our site and talked us through possible solutions. At our next meeting, they presented the ideal, custom solution for our project. From there, we had weekly check-ins leading up to the installation to discuss any updates or changes, and we checked in daily during the installation. The entire process was transparent and smooth.”
“Dealing with Mahaffey has been a great experience —the process has been simple and the customer service has been world-class.” - Valentin Alvarez, Ancos
Expert Project Management Before, During and After the Installation
At Mahaffey, we are full-service, and we pride ourselves on serving as partners and problem solvers whose commitment to you starts during project planning and doesn’t end after the initial build. You can expect your project manager to get to know your entire project from day one —not only your temporary structure needs.
We also know communication is key. Whether we are communicating with you, your team or other service providers involved in the project, you can count on your project manager to manage expectations and effectively communicate with all the key players. We know good customer service is more than simply saying “yes” to every request. We are dedicated partners you can count on to respond to your requests with expertise — by providing you with your full range of options and the potential risks and rewards of each.
Understanding your structure needs and anticipating potential problems
During your planning process, we will take the time to thoroughly learn about your goals for your temporary structure. By asking why you need the structure, not just what your final dimensions should be, your project manager is gathering critical information to provide tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. We often have solutions to problems you may not have even considered.
And because we are experts in your industry and region, we can help uncover obstacles you may not have anticipated and offer solutions. For example, building codes may require your structure to withstand wind gusts, but this may not be sufficient for a long-term structure lease in an area known for consistently strong winds. By coming to the table with a knowledge of these factors, your project manager can present you the best solution for your project, based on your unique needs.
We will help you identify critical questions and quickly come to decisions early in your planning, so you don’t face delays or challenges later. Just as you measure twice before cutting, expect your Mahaffey project manager to plan through two – or more – scenarios to make sure we’ve considered every potential problem.
Preparing for installation
Once a plan for the structure is in place, performing due-diligence up-front to prepare your site for installation prevents unnecessary delays. Because we’ve worked on some of the biggest and most challenging jobs in the industry, we know what questions to ask to help you prepare your site for structure installation.
- If your structure requires a concrete foundation, are you having a contractor pour a concrete foundation before your temporary structure is installed?
- When will that be done, and will the dimensions accommodate a “brick edge” for optimal rainwater drainage?
- Will your structure be used for storage or a break space, and how should that affect your flooring selection?
- Does your project require the additional security and protection of insulated sidewalls, or are standard fabric walls the most suitable for your needs?
- What amenities does your structure require, based on climate and how it will be used?
With every critical angle covered, you can free yourself from worrying about unexpected problems with your temporary structure so you can focus on the project as a whole.
Managing structure installation and maintenance
We don’t shy away from a challenge. And when unforeseen challenges arise on the job site, we certainly don’t bury our heads in the sand. Mahaffey’s project managers and construction operations managers are creative problem-solving pros, ready to tackle the toughest challenges — including those that arise during installation. For example, what if the layout of the installation site needs to change after the crew and structure components have arrived on site, or a big storm alters the ground surface planned for the structure? According to one of our construction operations managers, “When the unexpected happens, it’s necessary to insert yourself mentally into the situation, anticipate risks, and present solutions as soon as possible. This is really the meat of what we do. In business, we know things can change on a dime. Our field experience and technical know-how allow us to manage the unforeseen with our customers.”
Structure removal and site restoration
Ready for your next move? So is your Mahaffey project manager. Whether you need your structure moved to a new location, or removed because the job is done, we’ll work with you to plan every critical detail. We’re there every step of the way to plan the logistics to keep your project on track and to ensure the job is done right.
The Expert Advantage
When expert project management and custom engineering come together, you get the right solution for your space needs. In a recent December, an extreme winter blasted the northern U.S. with extreme winds and temperatures dipping below 24°F. This created severe risks for a nuclear power plant in the region. To prevent further equipment damage, this company needed a solution – and fast. Mahaffey’s engineers designed two customized structures to accommodate the unique specs of the plant’s equipment. Installation within the restricted area that housed the equipment took a two-phased approach and was completed within 12 days. Expert project management and installation of this unique space resulted in zero downtime for the plant operations. When you need a serious space solution, we get it done.
Our clients need temporary covered space for business realities ranging from rapidly increased production to relocated operations due to expansion, renovation and repairs. Whether you are renting a single temporary fabric structure or an entire turnkey base camp, it takes a highly skilled and collaborative team working together to get the job done right.
Mahaffey’s vastly experienced project managers lead your solution from start to finish — from concept and design to maintenance and removal — and ensure your needs are met in a professional and timely fashion. And our project managers aren’t only experts in temporary structures — we are experts in YOUR industry, too. That means you can expect your Mahaffey project manager to be a dependable, responsive point-of-contact throughout your entire project.