Project Scope:

When Johns Manville (JM) decided to rebuild an existing furnace to increase productivity, JM selected IPS to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) the furnace. Construction work completed by IPS included mechanical, electrical, structural steel, refractory, batch and process system modification, and commissioning of the rebuilt furnace.


JM knew this project would be challenged by an aggressive schedule and the need to perform. JM chose the EPC contracting approach because it provides a fast-track, turn-key solution. EPC contracting provides owners the advantage of a single, designated point-of-contact for the project-shifting risk to the contractor and compressing the construction schedule, which allows construction to advance during the design process. These benefits ensured that JM would be able to meet the aggressive schedule while maintaining operation of their other furnaces during construction. The approach also provided JM the performance guarantees it needed to ensure production specifications

N/A Total Construction
$5.5mil. Project Cost
250,000sf Facility Size
2009 Completion Date
12 Project Duration
EPC Delivery Method

Project Scope:

Fenner Dunlop is the world’s leader in the field of conveyor belting, manufacturing the most comprehensive range of conveyor systems for many industries and applications.

IPS was contracted to provide setting, aligning, and installation services for five (5) process equipment lines: calendar line; steel cord press line; fabric belt press line; inspection line; and laminating line. Scope of work include process piping, process electrical, and equipment installation.

The preplanning for the equipment moves began while the building was being erected. Provisions had to be made for the process piping runs to be integrated within the building and the process electrical runs that had to be embedded within the concrete. Additionally, alignment plates were strategically placed in order to ensure that each individual process line was precisely installed to meet the required tolerances.

IPS was also responsible for the installation of all electrical work in the new building to support the expansion. Planning and pre-work was completed prior to the substation retrofit, which took place during a 72-hour shutdown over Thanksgiving. IPS worked around-the-clock to ensure the substation was available to the customer a full day earlier than required.

2/2013 Delivery Method
9 Delivery Method
design build Delivery Method
$38mil. Total Construction
$3mil. Project Cost
2/2013 Completion Date
9 Project Duration
design build Delivery Method

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