Battling the elements and the cold weather, Burnett County Public Safety Building is making progress. Early on in the project, unsuitable soil conditions proved a challenge, requiring substantial de-watering and importing stone to improve the building’s footprint. With the sitework issue alleviated, the foundation was poured and structural steel set. Currently the exterior precast wall panels and precast plank at cell caps are being installed, while simultaneously the interior masonry block is being constructed. Similar to our previous project for Iowa County, the octagon structure in the center of the building is the master control room, designed for unobstructed sight into each cell pod.
Evaluated on criteria relating to safety, craftsmanship, execution and coordination; scheduling; difficult and unusual challenges; owner satisfaction; and overall distinctiveness, Kraemer Brothers received four awards for projects completed in 2022. The four projects that won awards are as followed:
Mineral Point Elementary School Addition & Renovation — A top-to-bottom renovation of a vintage elementary school, this multi-year project also included a new 3-station Gymnasium, Library Media Center, and a connecting walkway with a large overhead skylight. The whole school was updated with new MEP systems, wall coverings, ceiling, flooring, fixtures, furnishings, and air conditioning throughout the entire school.
Iowa County Law Enforcement Center — This new facility included a sheriff’s office, jail, emergency management services, and a coroner’s office. Despite the COVID pandemic and supply chain shortages, this project finished up 1 month ahead of schedule and returned over $1 Million in savings back to the county upon completion.
Promega Chappelle Manufacturing Center — This manufacturing facility produces small molecule components used in many of Promega’s products. Using nearly half of the building to support the mechanical process systems, this advanced facility design is focused on safety in its manufacturing capabilities of large, small, and kilo scale synthetic organic chemistry. The exterior of this facility includes a combination of real stone exterior walls, contrasting brick colors, glass windows and metal accents.
Sauk Prairie Police Station — This new facility featured police personnel offices, community conference rooms, exercise & wellness rooms, evidence processing rooms, and a large indoor parking garage. Using a butterfly-style roof and modern clerestory windows, natural daylighting shines into the briefing and walking corridors. Decorative quarry stone and brick cover the exterior intermixed by burnt orange metal siding and blue fascia, broadcasting a premium look to the new building.
We would like to thank our clients who selected us to construct their projects and congratulate them on their award-winning building!