Water Works Pavilion

Location: Minneapolis, MN Contractor: Northland Concrete & Masonry Co. | H+U Construction Architect: HGA Architects and Engineers Engineer: Kimley-Horn Water Works is a transformative park development project overlooking St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge that will bring significant new historic, cultural, and recreational amenities to one of the most iconic locations in Minneapolis… Read more »

Wells Concrete Opens New Office and Manufacturing Facility in Brighton, CO

New Facility Meets the Growing Demand for Building Enclosure Systems Throughout the Region BRIGHTON, CO – Wells Concrete, one of the top five precast providers in the U.S., announces the grand opening of its new office and production facility in Brighton, CO. This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will enhance current capability, flexibility, and increase capacity with long line prestressing forms for the Denver… Read more »

Total Precast Building Structures

Upcoming Webinar – Register here June 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CST | Designing Total Precast Office Buildings  Dan Parker will explain how total precast systems can be used on many types of commercial applications beyond parking garages, including but not limited to office buildings. This presentation will address what a total precast concrete structure… Read more »

Benson High School Addition

Location: Benson, MN Contractor: Breitbach construction Company Architect: ISG, Inc. Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. Owner: ISD #777 This $26 million construction and renovation project includes demolishing 112,000 square feet of existing space, building 55,000 square feet of new space and repurposing 23,000 square feet of existing space to better meet the educational needs of… Read more »

Boston Scientific Expansion

Location: Maple Grove, MN Contractor: Mortenson Construction Architect/Engineer: HGA Architects and Engineers Owner: Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific is expanding its Maple Grove campus by 107,000 square feet. The two-story addition would be tacked on to the company’s Building 2, which is used for office staff and manufacturing.  The expansion will allow for increased production,… Read more »

Arvada High School

Location: Arvada, CO Contractor: Saunders Construction, Inc. Architect: Hord Coplan Macht Engineer: Anderson & Hastings Consultants, Inc. Owner: Jeffco School District Thanks to the passage of Ballot Issue 5B in November 2018, many improvements are being made to the Arvada High School.  Currently construction is in progress on a new auxiliary gym built on the… Read more »

10 West Office and Parking Structure

Location: St. Louis Park, MN Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc. Architect: Ryan A+E Inc. Engineer: Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc. Owner: Excelsior Group This new 11-story, 343,000-square-foot Class A office building tower and parking structure includes approximately 5,000 square feet of shared outdoor amenity space, 3,500 square feet of retail space on the ground level,… Read more »

Covid-19 Update from Wells

Over the past several weeks, there have continued to be new developments surrounding the Coronavirus and we want to provide a brief update on how Wells is addressing them. Specifically, the Governors in both states of Colorado and Minnesota have issued variations of stay-at-home mandates, which have similar implications for us at Wells. Construction in… Read more »

South Suburban Bleachers

Location: Centennial, CO Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction Architect: Perkins+Will Engineer: Martin/Martin Owner: South Suburban Parks & Recreation South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) is building a new recreation complex; the District’s newest facility in nearly twenty years. The 206,000- square-foot recreation complex will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums… Read more »

Odin-NordHaus II

Location: Minneapolis, MN Contractor: Weis Builders, Inc. Architect: ESG Architects Engineer: Meyer | Borgman | Johnson Owner: Lennar Homes Odin continues to move skyward with nearly 100 pieces of precast concrete.  This mixed-use project will eventually become home to a 12-story residential and retail space. Once complete, in late 2020/early 2021, the project will include… Read more »

CLT Comes Up Short

Don’t be fooled by all the sustainability messaging you hear about cross-laminated timber (CLT). The wood industry claims that CLT is better for the environment than precast concrete.  Proponents tout wood’s capacity to sequester carbon, but the reality is an eye opener: the wood industry is actually the largest sector contributing to carbon pollution. To… Read more »