Time is money in big box retail. And when you’re a disciplined organization such as Costco, a lot is riding on timely new store development. So when we were asked to help the team at Costco build its new Oklahoma City location, we applied everything we knew about efficient workflows to the task at hand.
Of course, no construction job is without issues. But weather extremes in Oklahoma meant every bit of our problem-solving expertise was put to use. Temperatures that dropped from 50 degrees to 15 in a matter of hours, requiring on-site heating for the concrete pours. One of the rainiest summers ever. Add to that a delayed closing, site prep work that included two separate storm structures, underground utilities and more, and every day provided a fresh set of challenges to manage. Working in tight collaboration with our customer and subcontractors, we forged ahead.
The result? An on-time opening despite an aggressive timeline. That’s the result of experience, instinct, and a constant, careful marshaling of logistics, equipment, and people to ensure work goes on–no matter what.
Owner: Costco Wholesale
One of the most impressive items I notice on job visits is the strong focus on safety, cleanliness, communication and accountability throughout the site.
Costco Wholesale Corporation