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Denny Sanford Premier Center Takes Shape



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The long awaited Denny Sanford Premier Center is taking shape.

Construction of the steel beams that will be the frame of the facility is now underway, forming the shape of the future events center. 

“Structural steel arrived on site at the end of January and started to be put in place this week," said Jason Miranowski, Senior Construction Executive for Mortenson Construction.  

Approximately 185 tons of structural steel columns and beams are in the process of being constructed to form the first section of the events center. By using a crane with a 280-foot boom, construction crews are able to lower the steel beams into place.

“You can pretty much look from anywhere around town and you can see that crane sticking up in the air," said Miranowski. 

It will take a total of 2,600 tons of vertical steel to form the entire structure of the facility. The next step is to start laying down the concrete.

“Once we're about 3 trusses in, you’ll see the decking crews behind them and the roofing crews behind them so it's going to be sequential and fall in that train all the way around the building," explained Miranowski. 

Construction crews and city officials said the steel formation of the project is expected to completed later this year and that, luckily, this phase of the construction hasn't hit any major snags yet.

“So far the coordination on the project has been going fine and the fabrication has been going according to plan,” said Jim Larson with Egger Steel. 

However weather conditions could prove to be an issue.

“If the wind speed is above a certain miles per hour, we wont allow structure steel to be flown from a safety perspective,” said Miranowski. 

City officials said that despite unknown weather conditions, they are hopeful they can stay on track and finish the structural portion of the project by November of this year. They said that by looking at previous years weather archives, they are able to plan ahead.




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