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Case Study:

Power Engineers

Commercial Painting

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Power Engineers Building

The Team

Project Overview

Power Engineers was a new build with a Boise-based development company, BVA (Ball Ventures Ahlquist) and Boise-based construction company, ESI. Power Engineers designed this building to house it’s growing company’s office workforce. This building is one of the first in the future Eagle View Landing Business Park located in Meridian, Idaho. This building is a total of 149,000 square feet of interior workspace.

We employed a 4 man team consisting of a Journeyman 2 level lead, Journeyman 2 level 2nd and a Journeyman level 1 painter or prepper. We typically had a 3- 4 man team on this project. Safety Trained, lift certified and OSHA 10 certified.

Unique Challenges

From the initial planning phase through to the final touch-ups, working with Adam Roe Painting on the Power Engineers Building was an outstanding experience. They consistently kept up with the manpower required to maintain our accelerated schedule without compromising on quality and craftsmanship. Their team’s attendance at sub-meetings was impeccable, allowing for seamless coordination with our superintendent and other trades. A testimony to their commitment, Adam Roe Painting’s workmanship was notable for its pristine quality and meticulous attention to detail, and they remained patient and adaptable even when faced with ongoing changes to contract drawings. Moreover, their adept time management skills kept the project fluid and on track. It is with no hesitation that I would recommend Adam Roe Painting’s services to others in need of expert commercial painting.

Holden P. – BVA Development Superintendant

During the project we encountered an issue with sequencing. Due to the lack of manpower provided to the drywall subcontractor, we met with BVA to create a plan for efficiency to maximize our production on the job. Another sequencing arose from the owner’s specific request that we begin painting on the lower level moving up so they could begin to occupy the lower floors prior to full completion. 

Typically when applying coatings on a large, multi-level building such as Power Engineers, we would have started painting on the highest level and working our way down to ground level; however, this contractor had a special request that we start on the ground level and move up so that they could begin occupying the lower levels. Because of this, we were forced to perform touch up in occupied spaces with some areas being out of sequence as well. Example, the HVAC ducting not complete in some areas, due to long lead items and manpower challenges.
The design of the stairwell created the need for multiple sizes of ladders and lifts to reach the areas needing coatings. There is architectural skylight positioned directly above the stairs that required painting of the border framework. We were able to access this by scaffolding but required secondary fall protection systems using overhead retractable fall systems.
Power Engineers Stairwell

Creative Solutions

As a solution to some of the challenges, we were able to coordinate a smaller team to establish a steady workflow or pull off the job for an agreed amount of time to allow the drywaller to catch up. This worked well for us since we had other jobs that needed our manpower and allowed us to stay productive.

Constant communication with the developer and contractor kept the project moving forward in a very efficient and organized manner. Our previous projects with BVA and ESI gave everyone assurance and confidence that the job would remain on schedule and on budget.

Power Engineers Stairwell

Safety Considerations

In accordance with our company’s guidelines and OSHA regulations, we educated our team on the specific safety concerns for this job including, ladder use, lift safety and certification, proper lifting techniques, safety with sprayers, and fall protection. We performed weekly tool box talks and daily huddles pointing out any environmental changes that could affect their safety.

The stairwell is an open structure which created issues in safety. Our team needed to be on ladders to paint areas, but that also required a secondary fall arrest plan. Therefore, we created a fall protection plan as follows: While using ladders, wearing a fall protection harness and attaching to overhead beams using approved beam clamps to attach a retractable fall arrest system. We also used secondary fall protection with the scaffolding that accessed the open skylight positioned in the middle of the building.


This project was a chance to solidify our relationship with BVA. BVA is a developmental leader in the valley with many high-profile jobs upcoming in 2024. This project has high visibility from the freeway and is in an area that is highly desirable to businesses. We are thrilled to work with this company as we continue to perform for their specific needs. This building has a unique modern design that required attention to detail and ingenuity.

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