From concept to completion, our talented electricians, technicians, and engineers customize comprehensive electrical solutions with in-house design, on-site construction, and everything in between. With FZ, customers get a team of experts with the ease of only one point of contact, saving time and money without sacrificing precision and power.
"When you work with Feyen Zylstra, it’s obvious they’re on the cutting edge of the industry. Using their VDC process FZ discovered clashes early on in the design phase, so we were able to keep the project moving on-schedule and on-budget. "
- Jim Harvilchuck, McHugh Construction
Every great project has to start somewhere. At FZ, we start by bringing in our electrical engineers to help make your vision a reality. Our experts partner with you to understand exactly how a space will be used. They consider and account for every single detail to minimize risk, so jobs can be completed safely, efficiently, and on time. The same engineers responsible for creating the initial renderings are involved every step of the way—coordinating with contractors and manufacturers, so everyone’s on the same page from start to finish.
Our VDC approach includes a combination of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and prefabrication, which takes place off-site. VDC is also the key to multi-trade coordination, because it lets us find and correct obstacles before they happen, which saves time, reduces jobsite congestion, and increases safety. Plus, it gives our customers a streamlined experience and the best end product. Every time.
The first step of VDC is creating a layout. We bring our best technical experts from the field to start identifying the best installation methods to use, while keeping in mind all other trades from plumbing to HVAC, and everything in between.
BIM allows us to turn our 2D schematics into a 3D model. We can virtually walk through a building to ensure every component is seamlessly coordinated and clash-free—from electrical conduits to air ducts, plumbing, and more—saving time and money. And since it’s all done digitally, changes can be made in real time, so what’s happening in the office is reflected in the field.
This is where we break our model into smaller segments so we can give our manufacturing team the exact specifications for all the materials needed to complete the job. In doing so, we’re able to resolve issues early on and streamline the manufacturing process. Plus, it allows us to organize and deliver materials to a jobsite when they’re needed, which makes for a safer, cleaner, more organized work environment.
With each project, we prefabricate as many assemblies as possible off-site at our in-house shop. Once materials are built, they’re checked for quality and boxed with scannable labels. That way, we deliver what’s needed right on time. Not too early and not too late. This helps eliminate scrap and surplus materials, increase productivity in the field, and keep sites clean and safe.