Topping out with CPPI and Exactech
The progress so far at Exactech’s newest addition
This past month, W.W. Gay celebrated a landmark in construction of Exactech’s newest warehouse facility in Gainesville, Florida. To commemorate the occasion, Exactech and construction manager, CPPI and threw a “Topping Out” Party for the workers to express their gratitude for the hours the teams put in to making the addition a success.
What is a Topping Out?
When the physical, outer infra-structure of a building is complete, it is customary for those who have been a part of the job to celebrate this aspect of completion of a project. Topping Out parties are thrown often as a collaborative event between contractors and the contracting company, to express good tidings and appreciation for each other’s commitment.
The Project so far
At the Exactech topping out, W.W Gay awarded workers with a raffle prize give-away, and Exactech personnel provided delicious catering from to applaud everyone’s hard work. The Exactech project began in April 2018 and 13,955 hours have been committed to the project thus far. Exactech owner, Betty Petty, expressed her gratitude to W.W. Gay for performing the HVAC and plumbing work; noting W.W. Gay as a vital part of the Exactech team. In fact, W.W. Gay has worked with Exactech since 2005, and has been a part of the construction of Exactech’s main facility, added additions, and serviced the HVAC, plumbing and controls in their buildings.
Project Manager Ron Sullivan was proud of all the work the team had put in, and the contributions made to help the project go smoothly. “WW Gay came up with a strategic plan to fully coordinate a 3d Model and Pre-Fab as much pipe and ductwork as possible.” He commented. “Our drafting department did a great job coordinating the location of the ductwork, pipe and hangers and getting the drawings ready and our guys were able to pre-fab the entire mechanical room, all of the large steel piping which includes many tight offsets, all the cast iron cut pieces for the storm and sanitary system and the ductwork for Ray’s Sheetmetal which cut down on the length of time for installation in the field. Also making sure that all material and equipment were delivered on site in time to keep our portion of the project on schedule.”
“This has been a great project for W.W. Gay and I feel that relationship between the Construction Manager (CPPI), WW Gay and the partnering subcontractors has been strengthened and will continue until the finish of the project. I feel this project has strengthen the bond between W.W. Gay, CPPI and Exactech and will ensure future work with both parties.”
W.W. Gay is proud to have been a part in Exactech’s newest facility developments, and looks forward to completing the project. We are eager to be working with both new and known clients in the future, and applaud all our employees for their continued commitment to their work.