Needham DBS has delivered steel for the new 251,100 square foot building for Russell Davenport Industrial Park. The steel is part of a design-build package that was engineered, detailed and fabricated by Needham DBS. All the conventional steel products arrived mid-January and about half of the girders, joists and deck arrived the last week of January. The remainder of the steel is scheduled to arrive on site by mid-February. The project is the first building in the 95-Acre industrial park. Additional buildings for the industrial park are already in the works and will soon follow.
Needham DBS delivered the remaining structural steel to Crystal Distribution in Waterloo Iowa. The project is an expansion to the existing facility and consists of six building sections: an office, east dock/defrost section, operations section, west dock, freezer/cooler section and an engine room. The final shipment of steel, 140 tons, arrived via eight trucks to the site January 25, 2022.
Needham DBS delivered long span steel joists to Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee, Kansas by way of a 90-foot stretch trailer. The 101-foot long DLH joists for the gymnasium were delivered on January 17, 2022 with special permitting for a 90-foot stretch trailer and a 10-foot rear overhang. A second truck hauled additional long span joists on an 80-foot stretch and a 20-foot rear overhang. The massive joists will span across the gymnasium at 10-foot on ceter to support a 3-inch deep metal roof deck.
Needham DBS has been operating in a mostly “business as usual” manner through the COVID-19 pandemic but the reality is, things will not be “business as usual” for some time. As the President tries to wrangle the explosion of new cases and the impacts on the economy, drastic measures may be required to mitigate those risks. State and local government leaders took the message from the President seriously and have imposed restrictions on schools and businesses keeping the spread of the virus from escalating locally. Needham DBS has been closely monitoring the situation and is ready to stand with the President, Governors, and local leaders to make the adjustments necessary to protect the safety and health of our employees as well as our communities.
We are not aware of major disruptions at this time but given the day to day changes, it’s best to be prepared. Schedules may be impacted as we transition to at-home work environments to curb community spread. For material supply projects, there are potential delays and disruptions in our vendor supply chain due to plant closures, we have already been put on alert by most manufacturers.
The two Wichita State University Mixed Use Retail buildings are under construction near the intersection of 21st Street and North Oliver in Wichita KS.
Needham DBS designed the project as a design/build fast track project for Crossland Construction. Needham DBS was awarded the steel package on July 27, 2017 as the design drawings were nearing completion. Anchor Bolts were on site August 7, Joist and Deck were delivered to the site on September 8 and the remainder of the primary steel arrived September 18, 2017. Sunshades were delayed about a month but allowed the primary steel erection to be completed and stud work started before the sunshades were installed.