The Shiel Sexton Concrete division is a self-perform construction trade that not only provides high quality and profitable service to our in-house management teams and their respective clients, they are also very successful as a specialty subcontractor to third party clients. In order to assure quality and to institute continuous improvement and best practices, the key processes used in this division have been refined, documented and are executed on a daily basis in the field.

This week we are spotlighting two of the SSC Concrete team projects that are currently underway:

Pulliam Square – Phase 1: $2m

The Pulliam Square project is located at the northwest corner of New York and Delaware Streets. The value of the concrete package is approximately $2.0 million dollars. The project will consist of a mixed-use development of 145 multi-family apartment units, along with various other amenities, and approximately 18,000 SF of ground floor retail tenant space. The new construction is designed to connect to an existing +/- 540 space, 7 story open concrete parking garage which will serve the both residents and the general public.

The developer of the project is the Whitsett Group. Shiel Sexton Concrete worked with the designers and engineers preparing budgets for this project from the inception to final design. The new building will consist of four stories of wood-framed residences supported by large a cast-in-place concrete ‘podium’ structure. The concrete portion of this project includes foundations, slab on-grade and multiple structural reinforced concrete columns supporting a reinforced structural concrete deck. The podium concrete deck separates the residents above from commercial tenants below, as well as connecting to the existing parking garage. The total square footage of the project is 50,000.

Jason Daubenspeck and Clint Steffen did a great job on working through all the budgeting and final pricing.

ConAgra Dry Distribution Warehouse: $5m

The ConAgra Dry Distribution Warehouse is by far the largest (in square footage) project our concrete group has been awarded to date. The building dimensions are 2,200 feet long and 700 feet wide. After bid submission, we met with the Opus Group team and were able to negotiate a contract based on our cost, projected work timeline and reputation.

The project will have 35 slab pours, 508 total column pads and 7,750 linear feet of strip footing. This massive job has over 43,000 CY of concrete. In order to perform this work on a timeline that the project demanded, it was necessary for us to have an additional batch plant erected near the site. Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) played a large role in helping Shiel Sexton win this project.

Upon completion, the 1.5 million SF warehouse will be used to house a variety of aerosols, oils, groceries and private label items. Construction is already underway and the estimated completion date is next spring.

Jason Daubenspeck and Luke Land did a great job of estimating and help make a great presentation to win the project.

Keep up the great work Shiel Sexton Concrete!