Robert Ober and Associates
Robert Ober & Associates, LLC global industrial
design-build firms, most commonly known as Plant Architects + Plant Outfitters,
and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with offices across the country and
abroad, enjoys the distinction of being the leading concrete production
facility turnkey contractor in many markets worldwide.
Plant Architects + Plant Outfitters can be hired by concrete
producers as an owner's representative, or consultant, or as a design
firm. Plant Outfitters work as a
specialized contractor performing turnkey installations of concrete plants, as
well as other construction material production, handling, and storage
Together, Plant Architects + Plant Outfitters offer concrete
producers with the ability to utilize a totally independent designer and
contractor, which is not operating or representing a factory or original
equipment manufacturer. This
independence from brands or types of machinery and plant, allows the
design-build firm to gain the real perspective of the owner/operator, and offer
truce consolation, project budget development, project procurement of machinery
and equipment, installation, testing, startup and commissioning services. The firm employs its own industrial
architects, industrial engineers, architectural designers and engineers,
draftspersons, project development personnel, construction managers,
ironworkers, pipe fitters, welders, millwrights, tinsmiths, boilermakers, and
electricians. Commissioning of projects
is under the auspices of a team of commissioning specialists allowing for a
true optimized plant when key-in-hand takes place.
Further, Robert Ober & Associates, LLC offers an ongoing
maintenance program known as Plant Pride. This maintenance program allows
producers the ability to rely on knowledgeable maintenance inspectors and
tradespersons to inspect the production facility in operation, take notes, and
complete a Plant Pride Inspection form, which is then provided to plant
management. Repairs can be undertaken on
a proposed basis thereafter. Plant Pride
can detail monthly or quarterly inspections, and ensure familiar eyes and ears
are better focused and tuned to what is happening with the plant, keeping the
plant downtime to an absolute minimum.
Robert Ober & Associates, LLC also operates a wholly
owned subsidiary known as ConCool, LLC.
ConCool, LLC offers concrete producers facing tight temperature
requirements or placing mass concrete, complete temperature balance controls
and methodology, again on a turnkey basis.
ConCool, LLC is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and works worldwide
cooling constituent materials such as sand, rock, cement, and water; as well as
producing dry flake ice for batching into concrete mixtures. ConCool, LLC is the world's
longest-established concrete cooling company offering cooling on a design-build
basis independent of any plant manufacturer, but working with most all plant
manufacturers and many general and concrete specialty contractors on major
concrete projects, as well as with ready-mix concrete producers.
“We are proud to support PCI in its continuing efforts to
promote the use and understanding of precast and prestressed concrete.” –