OCP specializes in a light gauge steel framing solution for the exterior shell package of a structure. Light gauge framing components are structurally sound, and provide an alternative solution to typical block and plank construction. OCP offers panelized load bearing walls, flooring systems, and roof assemblies that range from economical to luxury. These systems are based upon the architectural intent of the project and are typically built for structures between 4-12 stories. Fabricated off-site and shipped for a "just in time" arrival, each shipment includes the flooring system components.
Panelized systems provide an accelerated schedule, and a superior building structure. OCP is able to construct the building faster, which in turn encloses the building quicker, allowing for interior fit-out to begin earlier. Ultimately, compressing the overall project schedule.
Furthermore, the size of the required lay-down area is reduced. The area where the wall panel trucks can pull-in, turn around, and drop off the trailer only needs to be 20’x30’ due to the fact that the only materials staged are the decking and joists of the flooring system. The moment the panel trucks arrive on site, the crane offloads the panels in sequence and sets the them directly into their place on the structure. The unloaded truck then departs, and a fresh truck immediately assumes the unloading position, allowing for continuous wall panel construction without the need for extensive material storage space. The construction site requires a crane exclusive to the OCP process for the entire project duration.
Furthermore, less man power is required on the job site. The panels are fabricated in the panel shop, opposed to the job site. When the panels arrive on site, only 4 initial workers are needed to set the panels in place. A second crew is responsible for setting the floor joists and decking.
OCP assists the owner by reducing the overall weight of the building to less than half the weight of our competition. Additionally the footprint of the building foundation is reduced as well. Both contributing to lower the overall cost of the building in conjunction with less manpower, and compressed schedule.