Posts for 2014

Coca-Cola Administrative Area Renovation and Addition 12/11/14

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Precast wall panels and structural steel are near complete to enclose the new addition on the Coca Cola Addition project. The north face of the project will be a clerestory with full height exterior glass wall and open from first floor up through the second floor.  Interior framing and rough-in work continues on the project. The new 5,000 square foot office addition is scheduled for completion in April 2015.

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Crow Peak Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 11/21/14

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The masons have begun to place the brick veneer at the Northeast corner of the building and were working towards the west up to the bend of the building at Grid ‘W’.

Site work associated with the pedestrian bridge is ongoing. The third column has been poured. The abutment walls will follow.

Black Hills Steel Erectors are continuing steel and precast erection at the commons areas (P-West). Reinforcing steel for the concrete floor topping is being placed and the floors will be poured as soon as possible.

The mechanical contractor has installed some of the ventilation mains on the third floor. As the ducts are installed the ends are sealed as required by LEED IEQ Credit 3.1: Indoor Air Quality During Construction. 

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Repair MQ-9 Operations Roof, B1008 Ellsworth AFB, SD 11/14/14

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MQ-9 Bunker Roof Replacement, EAFB SD.  GBK Joint Venture crew has completed the waterproofing replacement system for the roof of an underground vault.  All existing waterproofing membranes were excavated and exposed, and a multiple series of new materials was installed to replace the others which had failed.

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Burger King Administration Bldg. and Parking Lot 11/4/14

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Work continues on the new parking lot for the Burger King on East North Street in Rapid City. 

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Crow Peak Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 10/17/14

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Work continues on the exterior steel stud framing on Crow Peak Hall. The framers had the challenge of figuring out how to stand 54’ long steel studs on the exterior of the building. They are making good progress as the bulk of the north side of the building is complete, with window framing left to be completed. 

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VA Surgical Tower, Ft. Meade, South Dakota 10/10/2014

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Demolition work has begun on the Ft. Meade Surgical Tower. 

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Todd County Elementary School, Mission, SD 10/3/14

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The Todd County Elementary School was completed on August 15th and was ready for 650 kids grades K-5. First day of classes was August 26th.

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Coca-Cola Administrative Area Renovation and Addition 9/24/14

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Structural steel, hollow core plank, and architectural precast panels are being erected to form the shell on the new addition to the Coca Cola project. Crews are working to enclose the addition before the end of October. Interior framing and rough in work are taking place within the existing space remodel area.

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Crow Peak Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 8/28/14

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Crews continue to set precast stair tower and elevator shaft.  

Setting Precast wall panels to connect the new Crow Peak Hall to the existing Heidepriem Hall. 

DKC crews have the first floor prep ready for the concrete pour. 

DKC crews are placing the first floor of the new Crow Peak Hall. 

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CATM Sound Attenuation, EAFB, South Dakota 8/22/14

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GBK Joint Venture; provides TECTUM Acoustical sound treatment for the walls and ceiling baffles of the CATM Indoor Firing Range, Ellsworth AFB SD.  A design/build performance contract issued to our team for the reduction of sound reverberations inside the facility while in use for training activities.

 

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Todd County Elementary School, Mission, SD 8/7/14

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Crews work to complete the site work on the new Todd County Elementary School schedule for an August 15, 2014 completion. The interior of the facility is on track to meet the scheduled completion date. The photo depicts a typical classroom at the facility.

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Sanford Homestake CASPAR Laboratory, Lead, SD 7/24/14

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Dean Kurtz Construction and their design partners LEO A Daly are pushing toward completion of the design for Black Hills State University’s new underground cleanroom. The cleanroom will be located at the 4850 level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (roughly 330 feet above sea level) in Lead, South Dakota. This image shows how the modular cleanroom will be oriented in the cavern with its HVAC and electrical systems. Dean Kurtz Construction will be pouring a new concrete floor in the cavern to level the uneven rocky surface and to provide a smooth foundation for the modular clean room to reside. 

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Crow Peak Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 7/17/14

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DKC has completed the irrigation ditch which flows through the site and provides lawn irrigation water to the college as well as residents downstream. 

 

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Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, Kyle, SD 7/10/14

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Oglala Sioux tribal officials, veterans and spectators gathered Wednesday on a hilltop east of Kyle to dedicate the Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, the second of its kind in the nation.

Two iron gates adorned with metal eagle feathers greet visitors who can then view a driveway lined with American flags. An information and visitors center sits at the end of the drive. 

The cemetery has 320 burials vaults, a traditional burial ground where graves will be dug by hand and a shelter for urns. It consists of 18 acres on a 63-acre site.

The site was made possible by a $6.5 million grant by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is the second in the nation to be built since 2006, when the VA opened its cemetery grants program to tribal governments. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe completed the first one in 2012 with a $7 million grant.

Ghost Bear / Kurtz Joint Venture thanks Oglala Sioux Tribe for including us on their team to make the Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery a reality!

Tribal members carry staffs and flags Wednesday into the Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery eight miles east of Kyle for a dedication ceremony. The tribal veterans cemetery is the second of its kind in the nation and was funded by a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tribal members carry staffs and flags Wednesday into the Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery eight miles east of Kyle for a dedication ceremony. The tribal veterans cemetery is the second of its kind in the nation and was funded by a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

An information and visitors center is one of the features at the new Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, which is eight miles east of Kyle.

An information and visitors center is one of the features at the new Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, which is eight miles east of Kyle.

 

Color guard members hold flags Wednesday morning during the Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery dedication.

Members of American Legion Post 269 in Wanblee raise the flag during the dedication of the Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery.

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Theta Tau Remodel, Rapid City, South Dakota 7/3/14

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Theta tau fraternity house remodel.  DKC is remodeling roughly 4000 sf of living space consisting of all new plumbing, electrical, fire suppression, drywall and interior finishes.

 

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Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country Office Addition, Rapid City , SD 6/19/14

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As the existing building demolition and removal near completion the footing and foundation for the Coca Cola Addition project will start being placed. The east side pavement removals are nearly complete. Grading, new retaining walls, and pavement at the east loading dock will start showing progress as well. The project is schedule to be complete by April 21, 2015.

 

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Thrivent Financial, Rapid City, SD 6/13/14

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Dean Kurtz Construction crews are wrapping up tile installation and grouting at Thrivent Financial. In this photo Cory is cleaning out grout joints to ensure proper grout bond. Wood trim and doors are next on the list! 

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NEW URGENT CARE OPENING ON JACKSON BOULEVARD

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Regional Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine will open a new clinic at 2116 Jackson Blvd. on June 17.

The 5,000 square foot space replaces the previous location at 2201 Jackson Blvd., and includes six exam rooms, on-site lab and X-ray, parking and an open, modern design.

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Crow Peak Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 6/5/14

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A stair tower was installed as a temporary emergency egress. While the new stair tower is being constructed. Footing/Foundation Placements continue on the Crow Peak Hall project in Spearfish SD. Footings and Foundations are nearly 50% complete, Engineered fill is being placed below the floor slab and Mechanical rough-ins are starting. The irrigation channel that flows through the site (diverts water for lawn irrigation off of Spearfish Creek) has been completed. 

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