Poettker Construction Co. of Breese, Ill., is celebrating the steel topping out milestone at the Jefferson Barracks VA Engineering Warehouse in St. Louis.
The event came during a ceremony this month attended by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs representatives, the architect and the site construction workers.
“The Poettker team is honored to collaborate with the VA, Christner (architects), and our business partners to create a new facility for the VA’s warehouse, engineering, and maintenance operations,” said Keith Poettker, president of Poettker Construction.
The $30.9 million facility will consolidate the VA’s warehouse, engineering, and maintenance operations into one location, creating the future expansion space needed for the adjacent national cemetery. The exterior façade features both precast concrete and brick masonry to complement the neighboring buildings.
Sustainable construction is a top priority with a goal to achieve LEED Silver certification. To date, more than 95 percent of the construction waste has been recycled.
The team also celebrated the project’s safety milestone, commemorating 365 calendar days without a lost-time incident.
Christner of St. Louis designed the facility.
Construction is currently on schedule with completion expected in Fall 2018.
PHOTO: Together with the Department of Veterans Affairs representatives and its business partners, Poettker Construction celebrated the steel topping out milestone of the Jefferson Barracks VA Engineering Warehouse during a ceremony held on Sept. 7.
— The Illinois Business Journal