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Neumann Builds New Ankeny Location for Bankers Trust

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In early 2019 Bankers Trust will open a new location in Ankeny and we are fortunate to build it for them! 

We mobilized a trailer to the site in June and held the fastest, soggiest ground breaking ceremony probably ever. As soon as the rain dried up though, crews began working on the new 6,000 square foot single-story building. 

Above: Bankers Trust officials braved the rain to break ground on the new Ankeny location.

The project is a typical new construction and includes foundations, structural steel, metal framing, brick, stone, interior finishes and has a unique curtain wall system that combines glazing and metal panels. Crews are working quickly to enclose the building before winter. Not only is this a fast-track project schedule, but the jobsite itself is tight – tucked into a densely packed area surrounded by shopping centers, restaurants, gas stations and two other construction sites. 

Pierce Gelhaus, our ISU co-op for the summer and fall, has been able to assist Project Manager Rick Trower in getting this project off the ground. Pierce assisted in subcontract buy-out and has been completing daily tasks such as reviewing shop drawings, coordinating revisions, tracking issues and RFIs and assisting the field crew.

Above: Foundations are in and steel is going up!

“The Bankers Trust project is a perfect project to be on for an intern, if you ask me” said Pierce. “This project touches almost every division and I’ve got the opportunity to see this one from start to finish – the knowledge and experience I’m gaining from Neumann is worth taking a semester off of school.”

For Rick, this is one of the first projects he’s managed for Neumann Brothers – making it one he’ll surely remember. “I’m excited to be working for such a great client” he said. “It’s been a good project so far – we have a good relationship with the Owner and the Architect and our crew [led by Superintendent Nick Doyle] and our subcontractors are doing an excellent job on-site.”

So far, crews have completed the site work, foundations, MEP underground rough-ins and slab-on-grade. Structural steel erection has just started and metal framing will begin in mid-September. We look forward to seeing the finished space!

Above: Early set up for the ground breaking ceremony - before the rain returned and forced everyone in doors.