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- Halverson wins Midwest Construction "Best of 2007 Award"
December, 2007. Halverson Construction Co., Inc. was selected by Midwest Construction to receive an award for Project of the Year 2007 (Renovation/Resotoration), for the renovation of Union Station, Springfield, Illinois.
“The historic structure, built in 1898, was renovated and incorporated into the complex honoring President Lincoln. The renovation was faithful. The redone tower is stunning. The project will help drive economic redevelopment.” see entire article...
Halverson to start rehabilitation of McKinley Bridge over Mississippi River
April, 2005. Halverson Construction Co., Inc. has been awarded a $44.5 million contract by the Illinois Department of Transportation, to rehabilitate the McKinley Bridge, from Ninth Street in St. Louis, Missouri, to Bremen Avenue in Venice, Illinois.
The project consists of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the existing west approach spans; partial reconstruction and rehabilitation of the east approach spans; rehabilitation of the truss spans over the river; pavement resurfacing; removal of the toll collection plaza; new roadway and navigation lighting; and new guardrail work.
The project is expected to be completed to be completed in 2007.
- Gov. Blagojevich announces new convenience for visitors of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
April, 2005. The thousands of people planning to attend Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum opening activities will find a new, much-needed parking option. Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich today announced a new parking garage, containing more than 600 new spaces at the corner of Madison Avenue and North 6th Street, will be available beginning the weekend of April 16th, a month before the structure’s originally scheduled completion date.
“Thousands will come to downtown Springfield to celebrate the debut of the new world-class museum and to explore our history,” said Gov. Blagojevich. “The completion of this garage will help everyone enjoy the opening festivities even more and will be a tremendous asset after the opening as the world learns what we already know – how the museum brings scholarship and showmanship together and brings the history of Lincoln’s times to life.”
The parking garage will be open and in use for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Dedication events throughout the weekend including: the Looking for Lincoln Block Party, the Culinary Court, the Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Abraham Lincoln, the Scholarly Conference, the Recreation of Lincoln's Farewell Address, the Torchlight Parade, Outdoor Concert and Fireworks. The garage will be closed for Dedication Day and will reopen on April 20th, 2005.
The ALPLM parking garage consists of four levels. The top level is uncovered, and features a snowmelt system. The garage has two glass elevators and there will be an attendant on duty as well as a self-pay lane to exit the garage. Just north of the structure is a lot with a separate entrance and approximately 24 spaces for tour or school buses. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is currently considering a price of $.50 per half hour to park in the garage.
The parking garage was scheduled to be complete on May 16th, 2005. But, thanks to the first-time use of an incentive program offered by the Capital Development Board (CDB), the parking garage was substantially completed by April 1st, 2005.
“CDB chose to use an incentive program for the parking garage for several reasons,” said CDB Executive Acting Director Jan Grimes. “We knew the parking needs for the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum were a concern and understood how completing this project early could aid in the success of the opening. We also had contractors willing to participate in a voluntary incentive/disincentive program.”
CDB and all four contractors, Halverson Construction Co., Inc., G A Rich & Sons Inc., Anderson Electric Inc. and Automatic Fire Sprinkler LLC, agreed to utilize an incentive program to build the parking garage. Under the incentive agreement, a window of 45 days was given on each side of the scheduled completion date. The contractors could earn up to an extra 3% of the estimated cost of construction for early completion, or lose as much as 3% for late completion. Construction completed up to 45 days before the May 16 due date, was worth an extra $5,883.20 for each day it was ahead of schedule.
- Halverson awarded design-build contract for the Mission Outreach Warehouse
September, 2005. Halverson Construction Co., Inc. has been awarded a $1.3 Million Design-Build contract with the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis to construct the new 23,000 SF Warehouse and Office building for the Mission Outreach program.
The project architect is Walton & Associates of Springfield, and Martin Engineering will be providing site design services.
The warehouse will provide storage and staging for the Mission Outreach program which donates used hospital equipment to mission countries.
- Halverson to construct new headquarters building for Brandt Consolidated
August, 2004. Halverson Construction Co., Inc. has been award a contract with Brandt Consolidated to build the company's new headquarters building at 3001 S. Koke Mill in Springfield.
The project groundbreaking took place on August 23rd with three generations of Brandt family taking the first shovel of dirt. The Architect is Steckel-Parker Architects of Springfield.
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