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FDC remains active and responsive to client needs during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

With the health and safety of the community our priority, FDC has remained flexible in delivering services to our clients during these unchartered times. Although the Shelter-In-Place order includes Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction) as part of the Essential Workforce, clients have responded to this latest crisis in varying ways. Some clients immediately requested FDC to cease work with concerns of violating funding source requirements, insurance coverage concerns, and legal unknowns related to operating during COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place orders. In other cases, FDC has been asked to continue moving forward on projects adhering to Social Distancing protocol with enhanced sanitary precautions.

Winery Construction Services in Sonoma and Napa County

Currently, two winery construction projects in Napa, California remain open. For one client, completion of their project is needed to provide the production capacity for the 2020 grape harvest. They cannot jeopardize keeping pace with demand. The other client wants to open their new tasting room space when the Shelter-In-Place (SIP) orders are lifted to welcome their clients with a breath of a fresh clean space and excellent wines. In both cases, FDC has found a way to deliver what the client needs while complying with COVID-19 regulations.

Sonoma and Napa County Pre-Construction Planning

As physical projects are placed on hold throughout California for the near term, FDC turns its focus back to Pre-Construction planning, an essential piece to any project. Several of our projects in Sonoma County and Napa County are multi-phased and pre-construction services are critical to the overall success of the project. FDC’s Superintendents are concentrating on Constructability, Plan Coordination, Material Procurement, Construction Scheduling, Budgeting, Communication, and Deliverables while sheltering-in-place. These Pre-Construction steps allow FDC to build the project virtually prior to
physical construction commencing. In turn, these pre-construction steps lead to a successful project delivered on time and on budget!

FDC is a Pre-Engineered Metal Building Provider

One Sonoma County client will be well ahead of the curve once the SIP is lifted because they selected FDC based on our specialty Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) service. For the past 40-years, FDC has been a Pre-Engineered Metal Building dealer providing clients PEMB’s without third party markups. PEMB’s save on time, save on cost and provide efficient construction scheduling. With a metal building order placed ahead of schedule, the delivery of building components can be timed such that the infrastructure is in place and the building is ready to go vertical upon arrival.

Commercial Construction Services in Sonoma and Napa County

Taking a nimble approach to our ever-changing environment allows FDC to serve our clients’ diverse needs. FDC will always put the health and safety of our workforce and their families first. We are committed to search for creative ways to keep our clients happy, employees busy, and projects moving forward during this crisis. One of our recently retired superintendents was known for saying “Anywhere, anytime for FDC”. Little did he know that one day anywhere and anytime would include staying home to remain healthy! Together we will get through this. For more about our many Commercial Construction Services in Napa and Sonoma Counties, please review our online portfolio.