Frank Dobosz, Country President, Polygon US
Delayed project completion has long been the bane of the construction industry. The delay could be a result of the weather, the inability to use permanent systems, the presence of certain materials, such as millwork or specialty components, requiring specific conditions for successful installation, the challenges of worker safety and comfort during extreme temperatures, and the application of coatings, compounds, or other sealants needing extended dry times and particular specifications. The situation can get even more complicated based on the building environments: food production facilities, libraries, and processing plants all can present even more exacting requirements due to regulatory and public health concerns. Despite the woes, construction and mechanical companies need to protect themselves against unnecessary financial expenses and reputational damage. Heating, ventilation, cooling and dehumidification systems play a pivotal role in keeping a construction project on track when engineered correctly. These systems deliver the necessary climate conditions to ensure the construction crew’s comfort and are often essential in expediting specific tasks, such as drying recently poured concrete or the adhesives used in carpet and flooring installations. However, a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing temporary systems does not guarantee optimum results.
This is where Sweden-based and Massachusetts US Headquartered Company, Polygon, comes to the fore with customized solutions and services to cater to the unique demands of the industry.
“Driven by a customer-centric strategy and decades of experience, we understand the unique requirements of every construction project and deliver suitable solutions,” states Frank Dobosz, Country President of Polygon, US. “We don’t just provide a piece of equipment but address the holistic HVAC needs by uniquely designing our temporary climate solutions with an approach utilizing equipment that reduces carbon emission and provides a healthy environment inside the building.”Polygon’s solutions prevent degradation of materials, accelerate the project progress, and enhance worker safety and comfort. They help modify the climate conditions according to the specifications of the construction companies and contractors.
Moreover, the project managers at Polygon help companies measure the level of moisture accurately. They also provide an action plan to accelerate drying times based on project requirements. The managers use advanced tools to analyze several factors such as airflow dynamics, ventilation requirements, effects of outdoor temperatures, and humidity levels to prevent microbial conditions, corrosion, and degradation delays due to increased moisture levels.
Polygon, a heritage in dehumidification, also provides temporary heaters, air conditioners, air filtration, and remote monitoring systems to deliver precise temperature, moisture management, and toxic fume ventilation, which keeps all the indoor climate and air treatment problems at bay.
Many construction companies leverage Polygon’s solutions and services in a variety of applications to shorten the dry time of joint compound, concrete slab, paint, sealants, fireproofing insulation, and gypcrete.
Polygon also offers an indigenous solution, ExactAire, to manage and monitor the installed HVAC systems remotely. The solution provides 24/7 assistance and helps maintain the specific condition inside a construction project. Upon detecting any discrepancy, it raises the alarm via email or SMS to the concerned authority. It can also offer short-term and long-term reports on the monitored environment whenever required by the users. Another benefit of ExactAire is its ability to reduce the amount of fuel, energy use and carbon impact during the construction phase.
"Driven by a customer-centric strategy and decades of experience, we understand the unique requirements of every construction project and deliver suitable solutions"
In an instance, Polygon played a key role in the preservation and renovation of extensive millwork of a prestigious university which was renovating two of its historic structures. Polygon offered support in both temperature and humidity control to store and install the finished wood products within a standard service life conditions. In addition, the company’s HCU dehumidifier aided in cooling and dehumidifying the gallery to the specified humidity levels, saving more than $10,000 for the university.
Polygon has carved a niche in the construction industry through its excellent service delivery which results in high customer satisfaction. Polygon is continuing to advance technology, increase services, and expand geographically to support the construction industry.