Going Where the Technology Is (Part II) P1 Building Technologies

Going Where the Technology Is (Part II) P1 Building Technologies

Understanding Building Technologies

P1 Group's Building Technologies (BT) division may focus on a specific need, such as a sound system for a school or security system for a manufacturing facility. But it can also cover a much greater expanse, such as Low Voltage systems for an entire campus.

The following projects illustrate the diversity of P1 BT capabilities.

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P1 Charity Golf Tournament Supports Brooke Strong Fund

P1 Charity Golf Tournament Supports Brooke Strong Fund

P1 Charity Golf Tournament organizer and P1 Vice President Dave Beebe will tell you every time: “It’s about the cause.”

Golfers and volunteers alike came back together for the annual P1 Charity Golf Tournament event in September, 2021, golfing for a great cause.

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Keepin' It Creative: Department Spotlight on P1 Marketing

Keepin' It Creative: Department Spotlight on P1 Marketing
“I think of us as a creative agency for P1 associates.”

Marketing + Communications Manager Victoria Hoffman understands that serving P1’s internal customers is the way in which Marketing serves the company.

“We have an open door to discuss whatever they need, might need, or don’t even know they need,” Victoria explained.

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Mighty Trio: P1 Group Ammonia Team Takes Care of Business...and Customers

Mighty Trio: P1 Group Ammonia Team Takes Care of Business...and Customers

While field technicians, electricians, and plumbers are feeling the heat of additional summer service calls, the P1 Ammonia Division is also in the thick of the current rush.

This small but mighty division consists of just three technicians: Jamar Jackson, Troy Stewart and Mitch Sturke, and they do a great job taking care of P1’s ammonia customers.

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Summer on Fire: Extreme Temps Mean More Calls

Summer on Fire: Extreme Temps Mean More Calls
P1 Service Teams Put in Round-the-Clock Efforts to Help Customers

We talk about P1 Group’s 24/7/365 Service all the time, and extreme weather puts that promise to the test.

For those of us who don’t work in the field, it’s easy to forget that during times of extreme weather, our field personnel don’t have the luxury of hunkering down indoors – or knowing how many calls they’ll have to handle in a given day.

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The Human Ice Breaker - Building Relationships in the AEC Community: Associate Profile on Business Development Manager Tim Moore

The Human Ice Breaker - Building Relationships in the AEC Community: Associate Profile on Business Development Manager Tim Moore

P1 Group has typically acquired business based on the merit of the work performed and considering we have been going strong for 102 years, the system seems to be working. 

But ultimately, it’s very competitive out there, and a good relationship can tip the scales in one’s favor.

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P1 Project Profile: Travis Air Force Base David Grant Medical Center Remodel

P1 Project Profile: Travis Air Force Base David Grant Medical Center Remodel

Partnering to Create Successful Solutions

From office to operating room, a medical center has to operate smoothly.

When a comprehensive care facility like the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California is ready to take the next steps toward providing world-class patient care, a new infrastructure may be just what the doctor ordered.

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The Future is Now: P1 Group VDC Takes Technology to the Next Level with Mixed Reality Trimble

The Future is Now: P1 Group VDC Takes Technology to the Next Level with Mixed Reality Trimble

When planning construction installation, what if you could put plans into context, seeing the full design intent on your project, by overlaying the BIM model directly over the real environment, while you’re actually navigating the environment?

That’s the crux of mixed reality, the technology driving the latest acquisition of our Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) department: the Trimble XR10.

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P1 Group's VDC Technology Allows for Precise Conduit Planning Even at Difficult Heights

P1 Group's VDC Technology Allows for Precise Conduit Planning Even at Difficult Heights

When the P1 field associates working on electrical boxes for a confidential customer ran into a challenge, our Virtual Design & Construction department had the technology to address it.

Workers needed to run conduit to some electrical boxes placed in tricky spots, the tallest of which was around 50 feet high.

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P1 Scholarship Supports Next Generation of Industry Professionals

P1 Scholarship Supports Next Generation of Industry Professionals

Each year, P1 Group awards a Construction Science Scholarship to a student an Kansas State University with the goal of encouraging our next generation to continue their education in construction science and engineering.

This year’s recipient is Atwood, KS, native and K-State junior Jorge Chacon.

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P1 Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby

P1 Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby

Keepin' it Reel: Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby

To say fishing runs in the family of P1 Group Electrical General Foreman Clint Hines is an understatement.

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How St. Joseph Found Its Groove: P1’s St. Joseph Office Reaps the Seeds Sown During Challenging Times

How St. Joseph Found Its Groove: P1’s St. Joseph Office Reaps the Seeds Sown During Challenging Times

Over the past few years, the St. Joseph office staff and field personnel have worked hard to gain traction in the small community, and it hasn’t been without challenges.

But recently, things have really begun to click.

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Finding A Second Family: Associate Profile on Misty McConnell

Finding A Second Family: Associate Profile on Misty McConnell

“We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other.”

These are the words Project Coordinator Misty McConnell shared with the St. Joe team at the end of 2020, and according to St. Joseph Office General Manager Heather Richards-St. Clair, Misty lives by this quote.

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P1 Group Interns Begin Hands-on Summer Experience

P1 Group Interns Begin Hands-on Summer Experience

It’s nice to see interns back at P1! Team leaders across the company are excited about the crop of talent working with us this summer.

Corporate Trainer Sarah Garcia explained the implementation of new additions to the program this year.

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P1 Group Performance Engineering Creates Energy-Efficient Solution for Liberty Hospital

P1 Group Performance Engineering Creates Energy-Efficient Solution for Liberty Hospital

When it comes to large hospitals, the mechanical systems behind the scenes have to work extremely well, and that requires excellent engineering.

The P1 Group Performance Solutions Engineering group and Henderson Engineers completed the cooling plant expansion at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO, this May, but the project has been several years in the works.

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PHC News Magazine Features P1 Group for Innovations in Aquatherm Pipe

PHC News Magazine Features P1 Group for Innovations in Aquatherm Pipe

P1 Group was recently featured in PHC [Plumbing & Hydronic Contractor] News magazine.

The article details P1’s rich history, business principles, Safety Culture, and P1 as a single-source provider of customer solutions, with a focus on P1’s recent and ongoing work with Berry Global. Some highlights are below, or read the full article at PHC News.com [pages 172-176].

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Fast Pace, Moving Parts, One Person: P1 Associate Spotlight on Jen Morris

Fast Pace, Moving Parts, One Person: P1 Associate Spotlight on Jen Morris

“Every day pretty much has me running around like a crazy person. Whatever I think I have planned for the day is rarely what I accomplish.”

This is not unusual for many support staff in the AEC industry, and Operations Supervisor Jen Morris is no exception.

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Local Youth Sports Teams Benefit from P1 Corporate Sponsorships

Local Youth Sports Teams Benefit from P1 Corporate Sponsorships

Providing support for local charities, community activities, and events is an integral part of the P1 business plan. We take great pride in investing in our communities and the lives of our associates. To this end, P1 offers two sponsorships to P1 associates in the Spring and Fall. All associates may apply for the sponsorships, which are intended to assist in the financial support of those organizations and activities that are important to our associates and the communities in which they live and work.

COVID may have put a damper on last year’s activities, but we had a great turnout for Spring 2021 Corporate Sponsorship applicants!

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Electrical and Piping Fabrication Shops Work Seamlessly to Create Trip Cabinets and Stands

Electrical and Piping Fabrication Shops Work Seamlessly to Create Trip Cabinets and Stands

P1’s Electrical and Piping Fabrication shops worked together to fabricate a Trip Cabinet for Exelon’s Hendley Station (an Emerson customer) in Fort Worth, Texas. According to Senior Project Manager Rick Ellis, P1 has built approximately six of these cabinets over the past three years for Emerson.

What set this fabrication apart is that it was fabricated from a schematic drawing only, whereas the cabinets are usually fabricated using a full set of drawings.

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A Wealth of Wisdom: P1 Group Vice President Paul Smith Reflects on an Illustrious Career

A Wealth of Wisdom: P1 Group Vice President Paul Smith Reflects on an Illustrious Career

Paul Smith is retiring after 38 years of service to AD Jacobson and P1 Group.

Vice President Paul Smith can recall his very first job at P1 (then AD Jacobson Company) – right down to the exact day.

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