Special Projects

  • Principal Financial Group – Corporate 7 – Data Center ($13.3 Million)
  • Principal Financial Group – 801 Grand Floors 40 and 41 Renovation ($1.7 Million)
  • Principal Financial Group – Corporate 2 Conference Center($1.5 Million)
  • Principal Financial Group – 801 Grand Floor 39 Renovation($800,000)
  • Principal Financial Group – 801 Grand Floor 32 Restroom Renovation ($200,000)
  • Principal Financial Group – 680 8th Street Renovation ($400,000)
  • Principal Financial Group – Corporate 4 Pharmacy ($265,000)
  • Principal Financial Group – Corporate 3 DAS Room ($250,000)
  • Iowa Public Television Winter Chillers ($520,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Palmer Cottage 2nd Floor RestroomRenovation ($75,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home Whitehill Auditorium ADA Ramp ($250,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Monument Bell Restoration ($5,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Transportation Building ($562,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Generator Emissions Upgrades ($120,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Heinz Hall Fire Alarm Upgrade ($150,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Complete Campus Fire Alarm Upgrade ($400,000)
  • Veterans Cemetery Improvements – Maintenance Building, Water Filtration System, Columbarium Addition ($1,015,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Stairwell Security Improvements ($85,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Palmer Cottage Renovation ($420,000)
  • Iowa Public Television – Statewide Generators ($564,000)• Iowa Veterans Home – Boiler Upgrades ($837,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Athletic Courts ($99,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Sidewalk Improvements ($120,000)
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Man Down Security System ($500,000)
  • Iowa Department of Administrative Services State Wide Generator Emissions Upgrades ($725,000)
  • Iowa State Patrol Post #1 – Storm Sewer Upgrades ($70,000)



  • Iowa Veterans Home – Fox and Ulery
  • Iowa Juvenile Home – Campus wide Sewer & Water
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Fox and Ulery Claims Consultation
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Dack Dayroom Addition
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Heinz Hall Building Study
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Community Living Center Preconstruction
  • Iowa Department of Administrative Service Central Plant Precast Evaluation
  • Iowa Lottery Building Conditions Evaluation
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Courtyard Masterplan
  • Iowa Veterans Home – Sheeler Loftus Structural Study
  • Iowa State Penitentiary John Bennet Building Skylight Evaluation
  • Iowa Public Television Corporate Headquarters Site Concrete Improvements ($30,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home Campus Wide Overhead Paging ($160,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home Fox and Ulery Nurse Call Upgrades ($401,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home Guard House Tuckpointing ($35,000)
  • Iowa Workforce Development Steam Pipe Replacement ($130,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home Tunnel Beam Repairs ($15,000)
  • Iowa Veterans Home Fire Damper Improvements ($200,000)


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Principal Corporate 4

The Principal Financial Group Corporate 4 Renovations consisted of approximately 500,000 SF of renovation work completed over two phases. The renovation work included 8 floors of extensive interior demolition and the build back of corporate office space, conference centers and cafe. The work also included major revisions and improvements to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, exterior façade, roof replacement and a new skywalk connection across 8th Street. The Corporate 4 building was built in 1996 and is a Helmut Jahn design, holding nearly 1100 employees.

The facility, although a very modern design, was a challenge functionally over the years because of the numerous angles in the building, hence it had gone virtually untouched for 17 years. The entire project was completed while maintaining occupied conditions with business operations going uninterrupted. Move management and communication were keys to this being a very successful project.



  • DCI Group Construction Manager Agent
  • $69 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


Check out this time lapse of the Corporate 4 – Corporate 2 skywalk construction!

Principal Financial Group ~ 750 Park, Des Moines, Iowa

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Iowa Lottery Headquarters

The Iowa Lottery Headquarters was a renovation project completed in 2014. The scope included renovations to interior space to accommodate the relocation of the Iowa Lottery’s Headquarters. This included finish upgrades, security improvements, generator addition, and mechanical system improvements. Improvements to the exterior envelope were also completed along with some minor site work revisions to accommodate the generator and owner furnished signage. The project was completed on budget and under a very short schedule to accommodate owner move deadlines.


  • DCI Team Members
  • $1.4 Million Construction Cost
  • Public Project
  • Multiple Prime Contractor
  • Department of Administrative Services
  • ConsensusDoc Construction Contracts
  • EADOC Management Software
  • Renovation
  • Commissioning Agency Procurement
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Scope


Department of Administrative Services ~ Iowa Lottery Headquarters Renovation ~ Clive, Iowa

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Principal Cedar Falls Office

DCI Group served the Principal Financial Group as the Owners Representative for development and construction of their Cedar Falls corporate facility. The build-to-suit project was a 45,500 SF office structure with lease-back provisions, all hinging on a very aggressive schedule. The construction began in August of 2011 and was complete by July of 2012.  DCI Group was able to achieve the delicate balance between strategy, design, business unit needs, project schedule and budget. Representing the Principal Financial Group from ground breaking to final closeout, DCI Group also coordinated with local contractors and trades in the Cedar Valley, while capitalizing on the synergies of both the Des Moines and Cedar Falls business unit staff. One small indicator of the diligent planning involved in the project was the building turnover that took place over a single weekend. DCI Group played an instrumental role in negotiating a 10 year warranty on the project with the site developer. At no cost to the Principal Financial Group, Kevin Kain still provides yearly building and site inspections – three years after building turnover – showing DCI Group’s unwavering commitment to the warranty management of this property and the dedication to the Principal Financial Group.


  • Synchronized entire project between Corporate Headquarters and Cedar Falls Business Units
  • $8.5 Million Construction Cost
  • Collaborated with Facilities Engineer Terry Saatoff of Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Design-Build delivery for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
  • LED lighting was designed for the entire building, a first for the Principal Financial Group
  • Building information Modeling was fully utilized for project design and construction
  • Assistance was provided for coordination of furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Sustainable practices were followed throughout the project

Principal Financial Group ~ 1100 Technology Pkwy. Cedar Falls, Iowa

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City of Panora Police/City Hall/EMS Facility

The city of Panora desired a new civic downtown landmark for the community to replace their existing facility that they had outgrown. The new 12,000 square foot city administration, police, and EMS facility is comprised of two major programmed spaces. The first space is a brick masonry two-story office building with the city hall, city council, and police department on the ground level. Emergency medical services, EMT living quarters, training rooms, IT and storage spaces are on the second level. The second programmed space is an attached pre-cast concrete panel single-story ambulance bay. Click on the photo below to read a testimonial from the mayor of Panora.



  • $2 Million Construction Cost
  • DCI Group Construction Manager Agent
  • Multiple Prime Contractor Model
  • Led the Master Plan and Design Process
  • New civil landmark/replacement of outgrown facility
  • Government Administration/Police/EMS tenants

City of Panora ~ 102 NW 2nd Street Panora, IA

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