Berkley Technology Services is a subsidiary of the W.R. Berkley Corporation and provides Information Technology services for all of the W.R. Berkley companies. When Berkley Technology Services decided to consolidate their Des Moines offices they purchased a building next to Continental Western Group, another W.R. Berkley company. Continental Western Group, serving as owner’s representative for Berkley Technology Services, selected Graham Construction as the Construction Manager for this 90,000 SF renovation project. Most of the interior finishes of the two level office space was completely renovated to include private offices, conference space and open office landscape furniture. The project also involved an extensive upgrade of the buildings mechanical and electrical infrastructure. In addition, because of the mission critical nature of this business unit, the owner chose to “harden” the exterior of the building to withstand an EF-1 tornado by replacing the roof with a mechanically fastened TPO roof and installing a new exterior curtainwall skin consisting of glass and metal panels.
|Project Owner:||Continental Western Group|
|Architect:||SVPA Architects, Inc.|
|Graham Construction Role:||Construction Manager at Risk|
|Project Description:||90,000 SF Renovation|
|Schedule:||October 2009 to June 2010|