Air Emission Control Tech – Case Study

Air Emission Control Tech – Case Study

CASE STUDIES ON AIR EMISSIONS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES SPEC has worked with several clients in their efforts to comply with EPA regulations. We have supported our clients in various capacities from providing calculations for permit applications to actually evaluating control technology and installing it at the client’s site. Some case studies are below: One client who had […]
Value of Early Engineering

Value of Early Engineering

THE VALUE OF EARLY ENGINEERING Clients often question us about our unique approach to executing design/build projects. Specifically, they question the value of the preliminary design package (Design Basis Report) we create very early in the project, typically for a small fixed fee. It’s not that we’re adding extra cost to your project, or trying to differentiate […]
Capital Cost Planning

Capital Cost Planning

CAPITAL COST PLANNING FOR A MANUFACTURING FACILITY Now that more new ventures are developing cutting edge technologies, instead of software, capital costs are becoming a significant percentage of a start-up’s funding. Investment firms and government grantors are requiring more thorough capital cost evaluations for establishing manufacturing facilities. In particular, companies such as clean tech start-ups […]
Engineering Savings – A Case Study

Engineering Savings – A Case Study

WORKING WITH AN ENGINEERING FIRM TO SAVE ON PROJECT COSTS – A CASE STUDY Consulting with an engineering firm at the outset of a manufacturing expansion or renovation project can have significant benefits for a manufacturing client. In fact, one of our recent clients had already started working with a design firm when they hired […]
Importance of Performing a Process Review

Importance of Performing a Process Review

THE IMPORTANCE OF PERFORMING A PROCESS REVIEW PRIOR TO PLANNING YOUR PROCESS EXPANSION Prior to planning any process expansion project, it’s important to perform a thorough process review and evaluation. We’ve written up a case study of our work with a client where this proved particularly helpful, and have outlined specific issues we found when […]
Fixed Price vs. GMP

Fixed Price vs. GMP

FIXED PRICE VS. GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE CONTRACTS Fixed Price Fixed Price contracts typically result in a lower engineering project cost than Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), but that is not to say that these types of contracts are inherently “cheaper.”  Larger clients who often have an established, well-defined project execution process and in-house engineers,  typically have […]
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