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Neumann Brothers Breaks Ground For Des Moines Municipal Service Building

Friday, July 12, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa – Neumann Brothers, Inc. began construction on the $15 million Des Moines Municipal Service Building for the City of Des Moines. The new building consolidates Des Moines’ maintenance facilities into one state-of-the-art facility. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.

The first phase of the project includes the construction of an 88,000 square foot facility for the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, Engineering Traffic and Transportation, and Survey and Testing Lab Divisions. This work includes administration offices, shops, storage, and interior vehicle parking.

We are very glad to be involved in this high profile project for the city of Des Moines,” said Tom Walter, Vice President. “This project is an integral part of the east side development which includes the extension of Martin Luther King Parkway.”

One challenge that Neumann Brothers will face is getting the building enclosed before winter. The structure, a combination of pre-cast, masonry, and steel, is difficult to erect in such a short span of time and with unpredictable weather. Weekly owner and subcontractor coordination meetings will insure the necessary coordination is accomplished.

Additionally, this project expects to achieve certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing business owners and operators framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Neumann Brothers, Inc. is a general contractor located in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa specializing in pre-construction and construction services including new construction, construction management, historical restoration and renovation, tenant improvements, design-build construction and industrial and millwright services. Last year, Neumann Brothers celebrated their 100th year anniversary.