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Old Dominion gets some concrete flair

Old Dominion 6666

Location:
Bismarck, ND
General Contractor:
Furst Construction Co., Inc.
Architect:
AE Urbia
Engineer:
J.M. Williams & Associates
Owner:
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Description: 

Wells Concrete provided 72 pieces of precast concrete wall panels with a form face finish for this project. Note the decorative entrance panel that was cast-in for some added flair!

For more information about this project, contact Rick Hodek.


Health Partners gets a parking boost

Health Partners Ramp

Location:
Bloomington, MN
General Contractor:
McGough
Architect:
BWBR
Engineer:
Ericksen Roed & Associates
Owner:
McGough
Description: 

 

This new eight-story (1 story below grade, 7 stories above grade) total precast parking ramp structure has 1,666 parking stalls to serve the Health Partners office tower and future development within Bloomington Central Station (BCS). The parking ramp also has the ability to be expanded southward for a total of 2,700 parking stalls through a future phase of construction. Wells Concrete provided 2,486 pieces of precast concrete, including double tees, beams, columns, solid slabs, spandrels, and wall panels with acid etch and sandblast finishes.

For more information about this project, contact Gary Pooley.


Oltman Middle School is moving!

Oltman Middle School

Location:
Cottage Grove, MN
General Contractor:
Kraus Anderson Construction
Architect:
Architects Rego + Youngquist
Engineer:
Innovative Structural Solutions
Owner:
South Washington County ISD #833
Description: 

Oltman Middle School is moving onto 57 acres and into a new building in Cottage Grove. The new Middle School will accommodate as many as 1,100 students when it opens in fall 2018, with the possibility for future expansion to a 1,300 student capacity. The new school will have several features that the old school lacks:

  • An auditorium and lecture hall.
  • A bright, airy lunchroom. The present Oltman lunchroom is in the basement, in a dark and low-ceiling area.
  • A modern swimming pool. The present-day pool at Oltman is not suitable for competition, with only five lanes, no diving well and no room for spectators.
  • Modern classrooms. They will be clustered around common areas, where students will be able to meet with teachers and other students.

Wells Concrete provided 160 precast concrete pieces for the auditorium, fieldhouse, and pool, including roof double tees and insulated wall panels with a combination acid etch, sandblast, and water wash finish.

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.


The new ramp in Wayzata is looking sharp

Mill Street Parking

Location:
Wayzata, MN
General Contractor:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect:
HGA
Engineer:
Walker Parking Consultants
Owner:
City of Wayzata

Description:

The City of Wayzata is building a 385-stall public parking structure in the parking lot at Mill Street East and Broadway Avenue to provide for current and future parking needs in the downtown area. The first phase of the ramp is anticipated to open by July 1, 2017 (upper deck) and final completion by mid-August 2017. Wells Concrete is providing 203 pieces of architectural precast concrete with acid etch and thin brick finishes to create the façade.

For more information about this project, contact Gary Pooley.


It’s Magic!

Dakota Magic Casino

Location:
Hankinson, ND
General Contractor:
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Architect:
LIA Fargo
Engineer:
Heyer Engineering
Owner:
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Description:

In order to make space for additional machines and to provide visitors with more room, the Dakota Magic Casino is finally nearing the end of a long-term expansion project. The majority of the new space will be devoted to gaming and the lounge will also enjoy some of the expansion. The construction has taken close to two years in order to minimize disruptions to the gaming floor. Wells Concrete provided 84 pieces of precast concrete for this project, insulated and regular wall panels with a combined acid etch, sandblast, and water wash finish.

For more information about this project, contact Mike Mortenson.


A new justice center for Sparta

Monroe County Justice Center

Location:
Sparta, WI
General Contractor:
Miron Construction
Architect:
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
Engineer:
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Owner:
Monroe County Justice Center
Description:

The new Justice Center in downtown Sparta is located adjacent to, and is connected to, the existing courthouse. The new center houses the County’s dispatch services, jail, courts, and sheriff’s office. Phase I was completed in April 2016 and Phase II was completed in April 2017. Wells Concrete provided 173 pieces of precast concrete insulated wall panels with a formliner finish for the project.

For more information about this project, contact Spencer Kubat.


Wells is glad to be helping the new Delano Intermediate School

Delano Intermediate School

Location:
Delano, MN
General Contractor:
Jorgenson Construction
Architect:
Wold Architects & Engineers
Engineer:
BKBM Engineers
Owner:
ISD #879
Description:

Wells Concrete is providing 43 pieces of precast concrete insulated wall panels with a combination acid etch and water wash finish for this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this video from Jorgenson Construction!

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.


Construction for Twin Cities Ortho is underway

Twin Cities Orthopedics Parking Ramp

Location:
Edina, MN
General Contractor:
RJM Construction
Architect:
Sperides Reiners Architects, Inc.
Engineer:
BKBM Engineers
Owner:
Frauenshuh Healthcare
Description:

Phase one of the Twin Cities Orthopedic project will add an additional 68,000-square-foot medical office building to the existing development, along with a freestanding parking ramp on the remaining 12.6-acre parcel with a shared parking arrangement between the different sites. Phase two of the project would entail construction of a 10-story, 190,000-square-foot addition to the Twin Cities Orthopedic Building and three additional levels to the parking ramp.

Construction of the parking ramp is underway, and Wells Concrete is providing 304 pieces of precast concrete – double tees, beams, spandrels, wall panels – boasting acid etch, sandblast, and water wash finishes, with cast-in thin brick features.

For more information about this project, contact Gary Pooley.


A new home for animals in need

MonDak Humane Society

Location:
Williston, ND
General Contractor:
Redline Development Services
Architect:
LJA Architects
Engineer:
Heyer Engineering
Owner:
MonDak Humane Society
Description:

The new MonDak Humane Society Pet Shelter and Pet Resource Center will include a boarding facility and was made possible by a very generous $1.5 million donation from Lois Scheele in Buck Scheele’s memory.  Wells Concrete is providing 83 pieces of precast concrete insulated wall panels with a combination sandblast and water wash finish for the project.

For more information about this project, contact Zac Zimmerman.


Solar power is coming along with CityVue Commons’ new apartment building!

CityVue Apartments II

Location:
Eagan, MN
General Contractor:
Big-D Construction
Architect:
Collage Architects
Engineer:
Reigstad
Owner:
at home Apartments
Description:

The first phase of the CityVue Commons development – an 11-story former Blue Cross Blue Shield office building converted into a 113-unit apartment building – was such a success that developers are proceeding with a second phase of the project. This phase will include a 122-unit addition near the Eagan Promenade shopping center, as well as a progressive dedication to solar power. The new building will be five stories and located south of the existing building’s parking ramp, which will be expanded, part of its top level converted into a solar panel garden. Projections see the solar garden providing up to 20% of the building’s electrical needs and will be, by far, the largest solar installation at any Minnesota apartment property. Wells is providing 509 pieces of precast concrete (beams, columns, double tees, wall panels, and plank), with a sandblast finish for this project.

For more information about this project, contact Steve Olson.