September 8, 2008

New Case Study Highlights TEPSCO Project Completed in 50% Less Time Using CADWorx fieldPipe

COADE announced today the publication of a new Case History from TEPSCO on the installation of a chilled water extension to accommodate a 26-floor medical facility at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) near downtown Houston, one of the largest medical centers in the world. This challenging project required hot-tapping into the municipal 48-inch supply and return lines, working in a maze of existing infrastructure and underground utilities, all without disrupting operations of major hospitals, universities and research institutions in the TMC complex.

For this challenging project, TEPSCO elected to use CADWorx fieldPipe, which allowed them to capture site information using the laser accuracy of the Leica Geosystems Total Station to produce accurate and complete piping drawings without the operator leaving the site. The result was an estimated 50% reduction in the time that would have been required without CADWorx fieldPipe. "Using this tool really cut down the man-hours and time, saving all parties unnecessary expenses," explained Homero Garcia, the program manager for TEPSCO's District Energy Group, who was overseeing the project. This and other Case History articles can be found at


TEPSCO, headquartered in Deer Park, Texas, is a full-service general contractor serving the nation's energy and heavy process industries and offering a full spectrum of civil, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation services necessary to build, operate, and maintain complex facilities and infrastructures. Information on the company is at


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