Q1 2023

Q1 2023 BUILD 9 to incorporate the right features in the best possible way. To provide continuous feedback, the team undertake a process of constantly referring back to the clients. By the end of the design process, the team will have all the information they need to bring their projects into startling reality. When it comes to building new and innovative projects, one that has achieved acclaim is the Founder’s freight terminal. The Ei Construcción team was responsible for the design and development of this impressive structure, specifically tailored towards the needs of truck drivers. It was funded by Transportes Soto e Hijos, a firm which has long committed to offering an exceptional transport service to the people of Mexico. They wanted a building to act as a flagship for their services, and the spearhead for their move into the US market. A team of experts were assembled to act as consultants on the projects, including truck drivers, a truck designer, trucks workshop mechanics, hoist experts, compressor experts, warehouse managers and experts in the logistics of moving goods across international borders. This pool of knowledge was an invaluable guide as the Ei Construcción team began to develop their plans. On their side, Ei Construcción employed the services of a lighting designer, a skylight expert, solar energy expert, security and communication systems expert, internet expert and furniture expert to work alongside the standard design team of a civil engineer, architects, structural engineer, electrical and mechanical engineer and the landscaping designer. This ensured that whilst the project would fulfil the unique requirements demanded of it, it would also be able to lead the way in terms of green technology. Sustainable principles drive a lot of what the Ei Construcción design team does, with a desire to take care of Mother Earth at the heart of many of their decisions. Any construction project will disturb the balance of the world, but there are choices which can be made to make the impact as small as possible. The less damage done, the better. To this end, on this project, the team have sought to make the most of the potential of solar panels, lighting controls and skylights that do not transmit heat, and so consume as little energy as possible. When heading into unpredictable areas, Ei Construcción is the ideal partner. With legalisation of cannabis in New Mexico recently achieved, the firm was tasked with the construction of a greenhouse for the growth of the plant. Having never undertaken a project of this sort before, it has proved to be a major learning curve for the team, but one which provided a wealth of knowledge that many others won’t have. This project is still in development, and has opened the door for the team to collaborate with a host of cannabis experts from the state of California. Already, there is a need for expansion with warehouses to support the greenhouse that will work in a similar way to clean rooms. The level of sophistication demanded by the cannabis industry means that the buildings have to be of the highest possible standard, essentially forming huge clean rooms as opposed to the traditional image of a greenhouse. The ability to control every aspect of the building’s climate, including humidity, temperature, lighting and dust, as well as not allowing pests or bugs inside showcases how the team constantly raise their standards to meet the needs of their clients. Although this was a new industry for the team to work in, the Ei Construcción team would happily work with clients in the cannabis industry again. Not only is this an emerging market, but it is one which will demand a high standard of construction that the Ei Construcción team can deliver. In many ways, working with their client in the cannabis industry was more akin to working on a project on a medical production facility. Having built a new set of experiences in this niche, the team are ready to grow to new heights of success. The future seems incredibly bright for the team at Ei Construcción, with new projects coming the fore after many were cancelled in the light of the pandemic. What is clear is that the last three decades have not stifled or slowed the team at all. In fact, they have continued to broaden their outlook and perspective on the construction industry. The innovative streak that has always set the firm apart has remained as strong as ever. Company: Ei Construcción Name: Roberto Delgado Email: [email protected] Web Address: eiconstruccion.com