Projects

Interstate-35 CSD Renovation & Additions

DCI Group is providing Construction Management services to complete two projects for the Interstate-35 Community School District. DCI is currently progressing through construction and preconstruction phases of these projects. Significant renovations and additions to the K-12 building are planned. Construction of the new CTE Maintenance Building began in June of 2017. This entails a 15,000SF pre-engineered metal building to house the new wood and metal shop with classroom space and an area for the school’s maintenance staff and supplies. The next phase of construction will include converting the current wood & metal shop space into the fine arts department with space for choir, high school and elementary band practice rooms, and staff offices. A 600-seat auditorium will be added for the fine arts productions and community events. These projects are taking place during occupied conditions, so strict logistics planning is required. Work at I-35 Schools is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2019.

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

  • $15 Million Total Construction Cost
  • DCI Group Construction Manager
  • Multiple Prime Contract
  • Assisted in Master Plan/Design Process
  • Procore Software Utilization

 

 

I-35 Community School District ~ 405 E North St., Truro, IA

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AmeriHealth Caritas

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

  • DCI Group Construction Manager at Risk
  • Multiple Prime Construction Model
  • Assisted in Master Plan and Design Process

 

Ruan II

DCI Group was hired as a Construction Manager at Risk to remodel 68,188 SF over four levels of the Ruan II building in Des Moines for AmeriHealth Caritas. The four level tenant improvement included demolition, conference rooms, offices, project room, cafeteria, training room, break rooms, reception area, and finish upgrades. The work was staged to allow daily operations for AmeriHealth Caritas functioning with little disruption. DCI Group also was responsible for furniture relocation and set up for the reconfiguration of staff throughout the space.

Cedar Rapids Community Center

As a Construction Manager at Risk for AmeriHealth Caritas, DCI Group fully renovated an existing 3,650 SF standalone building in Cedar Rapids for AmeriHealth Caritas Community Center for their clients. The schedule for this project was very aggressive with a mid-March start and a mid-April completion. Work included asbestos abatement, demolition, new offices, break room, staff work room, HVAC, and electrical modification, server room, conference room, interior upgraded finishes, and exterior signage/soffit work. DCI also coordinated IT and AV equipment coordination and installation.

Harding Hills

DCI Group was hired as a Construction Manager at Risk by AmeriHealth Caritas for a 7,350 SF tenant build-out in the Harding Hills Strip Center in Des Moines, IA. The project included demolition, building conference rooms, training room, offices, restrooms, kitchenette, lobby/receptionist area, and hoteling area. DCI also helped coordinate AV and IT installation with AmeriHealth. The project schedule started in mid-June 2016 and completed mid-August 2016.

 

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Beardsley Regional Stormwater Detention

The Beardsley Regional Stormwater Detention Facility for the City of Norwalk consists of mass grading and drainage improvements. There are two permanent pool detention ponds including the following: approximately 174,100 cubic yards of excavation, impervious clay seal, hauling and spreading excess excavation of approximately 156,000 cubic yards on adjacent commercial properties, approximately 78 linear feet of 6-foot by 6-foot RCBC, 68 linear feet of 8-foot by 5-foot RCBC, 6 linear feet of 42-inch RCAP, 9 RCP culverts varying from 15-inch to 24-inch diameter in open cut with area intakes, 9 manhole adjustments, 6 spillway structures, outlet structure, excavation, backfill, gabion lined drainage swales, rip-rap, erosion stone, erosion control, surface restoration, mobilization, traffic control, and miscellaneous work including cleanup. Development of Turnberry Road connecting Highway 28 to Colonial Drive is also planned for April 2017.

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

  • $2,329,682 Construction Cost
  • City of Norwalk Project
  • Future Plans Including Development of Turnberry Road and Commercial Lots

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Prairie City Monroe Community School District Projects

DCI Group is providing Construction Management services to complete three projects for the Prairie City Monroe Community School District. DCI Group has provided pre-bond referendum and is currently progressing through construction and preconstruction phases of the projects. Significant renovations and additions to the Middle School and High School are planned, as well as major renovations to Monroe Elementary School. These projects are taking place during occupied conditions, so strict logistics planning is required.

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

  • $20 Million Total Construction Cost
  • Monroe Elementary Renovation – $3 Million
  • Prairie City Elementary/Middle School Addition/Renovation – $9 Million
  • High School Addition/Renovation – $8 Million
  • DCI Group Construction Manager
  • Multiple Prime Contractor
  • Pre-Bond Referendum Cost and Scheduling Consultation
  • Commissioning and Testing Agency Procurement

 

Prairie City Elementary, 309 E Plainsman Rd, Prairie City, IA 50228 ~ Monroe Elementary, 400 Jasper St, Monroe, IA 50170 ~  PCM High School 400 E HWY 163, Monroe, IA 50170

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Detention Facility Projects

ICIW BUILDING Y ADDITION

This project is currently in progress with an anticipated completion date of January 2017. It includes an addition to Building Y on the ICIW campus incorporating a cafeteria and classroom space.

IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY HUMIDITY CONTROL

We are currently completing construction documents for improvements related to humidity control on several buildings on the new campus. This project is scheduled to be complete late this year.

IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY JOHN BENNETT SKYLIGHT REPLACEMENT

Complete removal and replacement of large dayroom skylight in the John Bennett building. Project was on schedule in June 2016 while inmates occupied the space.

IOWA JUVENILE HOME MULTIPLE PROJECTS

DCI Group has completed several projects at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo between 2011 and 2013. This includes security upgrades, fire alarm replacements, security electronics, water, sewer, and site concrete improvements.

OTHER RELATED PROJECTS

  • Iowa State Patrol Post #1 site improvements
  • Iowa Veterans Home campus wide security cameras
  • Major maintenance improvements at Anamosa State Penitentiary, Clarinda Correctional Facility, Clarinda Mental Health Facility, Glenwood Resource Center, Eldora Training Center, Independence Mental Health Facility

     

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    220 SE 6th Street Office Building & Parking Ramp

     

    As the Construction Manager at Risk, DCI Group is managing the construction of a 50,000 SF precast office building and four story precast parking structure. This project is on a green field urban site. In addition to the office and parking structure, DCI Group is also paving Elm Street and performing public improvements for the City of Des Moines which will be turned over at the end of the project. This project also includes the finishing of four tenant spaces in the building. DCI Group is also involved in the furniture selection and procurement for each tenant.

     

    Project Characteristics

    • $12M Combined Cost
    • Construction Manager at Risk
    • Multiple Prime Construction Model
    • Assisted in Master Plan and Design Process

     

    220 SE 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50265

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    Iowa Veteran’s Home Dack Malloy

    The Iowa Veterans Home Dack & Malloy Hall Renovation consisted of approximately 160,000 SF of renovation work was completed over three phases. The renovation work included 9 floors of extensive interior demolition and the build back of residence living and support spaces. The primary mission of this project was to convert double occupancy rooms to single occupancy rooms for residents as well as upgrade support spaces. The entire project was completed while maintaining occupied conditions. The project was completed in June of 2016 on schedule and on budget.

    PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

    • DCI Group Construction Manager Agent
    • 28 Million Construction Cost
    • Multiple Prime Contractor Model
    • ConsensusDoc Construction Contracts
    • EADOC Management Software
    • Renovation While Occupied
    • Sustainable Practices Followed
    • Multiple Phase – 3 Phases
    • Move Coordination – Resident and Staff Relocation
    • Commissioning and Testing Agency Procurement

    Click here to see an article and video from WHO news featuring the finished Iowa Veteran’s Home project!

    Department of Administrative Services ~ Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, Iowa

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    Indianola Community School District Projects

    DCI Group has performed construction management agency services for the Indianola Community School District for several recent and ongoing projects. This includes recently completed projects at Whittier Elementary, Irving Elementary and two phases of a three phase Stadium project. Preconstruction efforts for all projects are complete and construction phases for Emerson Elementary, High School Addition and Renovation, and the final phase of the Stadium were completed in late 2015. These projects involved extensive interior demolition and remodel
    to improve classroom and support spaces. The projects have very aggressive timelines to maintain school operations and some work is being conducted under occupied conditions. The preconstruction effort was conducted over 16 months and involved the building and execution of 9 different project bid documents.

    PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

    • DCI Group Construction Manager
    • $29 Million Construction Cost
    • Multiple Prime Contractor
    • Renovation
    • Commissioning Agency Procurement
    • Completed Under Very Aggressive Timelines

    SCHOOL PROJECTS

    Whittier Elementary

    Complete mechanical, electrical, architectural, and site renovations to a 56,000 square foot public elementary school facility, and the construction of mechanical room, classroom additions as well as a new Media Center addition with ancillary support spaces. Project completed under two separate phases allowing Owner to partially occupy during construction. Construction started March 2014 and substantially complete January 2015. Total Project Budget: $9,000,000

    Irving Elementary

    Entire site renovation, adding new off street parking, expanded and enhanced playgrounds. The building received new secure entries along with a new addition for teacher and student access. Interior classrooms and offices had minor renovations. Construction started March 2014 and substantially complete October 2014. Total Project Budget: $3,600,000

    Emerson Elementary


    Complete mechanical, electrical, architectural, and site renovations to a 54,000 square foot public elementary school facility. Project completed under two separate phases allowing Owner to partially occupy during construction. Construction started January 2015 and substantially complete December 2015. Total Project Budget: $7,600,000 

    Stadium Improvements

    Two new parking lots adding around 500 stalls were constructed.  A 3,000 seat Bleacher and Pressbox structure was built on the west side of the existing track to serve as the home stands.  A large Team Building and separate Concession Building were built to the north of the existing track/football field. There was a large site work scope involved with all three of these Phases. Construction started September 2013 and substantially complete November 2015. Total Project Budget: $6,000,000

    High School Improvements

    Multi-phased project that began with replacing all interior/exterior door hardware.  New building addition for Family Consumer Science followed by a complete interior gut and remodel for Administration Offices, Guidance Offices, and Professional Development meeting space for the school district.  Construction started January 2014 and substantially complete January 2016. Total Project Budget: $2,800,000

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Indianola Community School District ~ Indianola, Iowa

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    Principal Corporate 1

    The Principal Financial Group Corporate 1 Renovation involves approximately 475,000 SF of renovation work. It began in May of 2015 and is scheduled to be complete in mid 2017. The renovation work includes 7 floors of extensive interior demolition and the build back of corporate office, conference centers, wellness, atrium, auditorium, pavilion and cafe. The work also includes major revisions and improvements to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, exterior façade, roof replacement and a new skywalk connection across High Street. The Corporate 1 building was built in three additions- 1939, 1959 and 1976. This is the only project on the Principal campus that will be completely vacated during construction, as this building will be taken back to the bones and rebuilt.

    PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

    • DCI Group Construction Manager Agent
    • $148 Million Construction Cost
    • Multiple Prime Contract Model
    • Led the Master Plan and Design Process
    • Renovation
    • Sustainability Practices Followed
    • Schedule Duration Critical with Move Management
    • Commissioning and Testing Agency Procurement
    • Extensive Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Scope

    Click here to read about Chris Conn, the Senior Superintendent on the Corp 1 project who was featured in an article on Principal Financial Group’s internal network showcasing the work he has done on the downtown campus renovation!

    Principal Financial Group ~ 711 High Street, Des Moines, Iowa

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    Principal 801 Grand

    The Principal Financial Group 801 Grand renovation is under way consisting of approximately 300,000 SF of renovation work completed over four phases. The renovation work includes 17 floors of extensive interior demolition and the build back of corporate office space, conference centers and client centers. Major revisions and improvements to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were completed as well. The 801 Grand building is the tallest high rise in Iowa consisting of 42 floors. DCI Group has managed work in the building from the basement levels to the 42nd floor over the last 5 years. The building is not only occupied by PFG business units, but multiple floors in the building are leased Class A tenants with high demands of not interrupting business operations. The entire project is being completed while maintaining occupied conditions with business operations going uninterrupted. The project is slated for completion in July of 2016 and is currently on schedule and on budget.

     

    PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

    • DCI Group Construction Manager Agent
    • $28 Million Construction Cost
    • Multiple Prime Contractor Model
    • Led the Master Plan and Design Process
    • Renovation
    • Sustainability Practices Followed
    • Schedule Duration Critical with Move Management
    • Move Coordination – Staff Relocation
    • Commissioning and Testing Agency Procurement
    • Extensive Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Scope

     

    Principal Financial Group ~ 801 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

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