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Understanding Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Contracts

What is Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracting?

EPC stands for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction, commonly called EPC Contracting, is sometimes also written as Engineer, Procure, Construct.  EPC is an acronym widely used in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction.

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracting is different from the other main types of construction project delivery methods. Choosing the best method for your construction project is not always the easiest decision.

Let's start by looking at the the benefits EPC Contracting and why it can be a better alternative for project delivery, then we'll list the five other main types of industrial construction contracting so you can understand their scope and risk factors.

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5 Tips to Prepare for MSHA’s Silica Dust Limit Enforcement Initiative

On June 8, 2022 MSHA announced an increase in enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust standard at mining sites and other facilities involved in processing, cutting, drilling, and grinding rock and stone. This includes the manufacturing of Cement, Artificial Stone, Glass, Steel, Brick, Ceramics, and Industrial Sands (including Frac Sand).

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Smart Plant Remote Monitoring Equipment Improves Baghouse Health

When IAC’s Vice President of Engineering, Tristan Trupka, was a guest on the 174th episode of the “Dust Safety Science” Podcast, there was some discussion that IAC’s Joe Haney may also be invited to the show. As hoped, Joe joined host Dr. Chris Cloney (PEng.) for the show’s 180th episode. If you missed Tristan’s episode you can read a summary or link to that installment here.

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IAC to Design & Build National Cement Terminal in Dickson, TN

MISSION, KS – Industrial Accessories Company (IAC) has been awarded an EPC contract to design and construct a new bulk storage cement terminal, located in Dickson, TN, for National Cement of Alabama, Inc. IAC will provide complete EPC services including engineering, equipment fabrication and supply, equipment installation, concrete foundations, and construction through IAC’s wholly owned subsidiary Adelphi Construction LC. The project has a contract completion date of Jan 31, 2023, however IAC anticipates improving the completion date because the company self-performs foundations, silo erection, mechanical installation and automated controls supply.

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Large Scale Dust Collection Systems for Greenfield Applications

IAC’s Vice President of Engineering, Tristan Trupka, recently was a guest on the podcast, “Dust Safety Science”. The show discusses process systems and combustible dust safety with host Dr. Chris Cloney (PEng.), an esteemed expert in the field. Dr. Cloney has presented at academic conferences in over five countries, published over 15 peer-reviewed journals, and now focuses on educating industrial workers on best practices for handling combustible dust safely.

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