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AVR, Inc. has long been the preferred supplier on high rise construction large commercial headquarters projects in the Minneapolis area.

AVR, Inc. & Affiliates is also known as a leader in lightweight concrete, a staple of high rise construction. AVR, Inc. supplied the lightweight concrete to Mortenson Construction on the Norwest Center project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This project signifies the first time a ready mix supplier has taken complete responsibility for the pumping and supply of lightweight concrete. AVR, Inc. pumped lightweight concrete to a vertical height of 780 feet with a total line layout of 1280 feet

USA Today recently examined how the U.S. is "in the middle of the biggest hospital-construction boom" in more than 50 years, a trend that likely will increase until 2011. All throughout the metro hospital construction is extremely evident.

AVR and AME have been selected on numerous award winning and ongoing hospital construction projects. Some of the more notable include: Maple Grove Hospital, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Gillette Children’s, and Minneapolis Children’s, the 2010 ARM Building Excellence Awards Project of the Year.

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) are an important part of today’s construction technologies.

Depending on the project and engineer’s requirements, ICF forms can be easily reinforced with steel to provide excellent flexural strengths.

AVR, Inc. has chosen ICF construction for our own new facilities being built around the metropolitan area.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages sustainable green building and development practices. LEED is the nationally accepted bench-mark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

AVR, Inc. & Affiliates has been selected on numerous LEED registered projects. We have successfully produced concrete with over 50% cement replacement rates, pervious concrete, and we lead the market in commercial ICF construction.

Colored concrete is becoming one of the most popular segments in the ready mix concrete business. Stenciling and stamping are also growing, making concrete much more decorative all over the country.

AVR, Inc. & Affiliates offers integrally colored concrete. Liquid color is added to the truck prior to loading. This ensures thorough mixing and provides consistent color throughout the slab.

Whether it's a result of the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package or local taxpayer dollars, the increase in publicly funded projects is evident here in Minneapolis. While the president's stimulus package represents a small ray of sunshine in the construction industry, the increase in projects at the municipal level are becoming more and more prevalent.

A few notable projects in that AVR has been chosen for are the Blue Lake Waste Water Treatment Facility, the Saint Cloud Waste Water Treatment Facility, and the Apple Valley Transit Station.

Cast-in-place concrete parking structures have been constructed throughout North America for decades. In most cases, a post-tensioned structural system was selected after careful economic studies and comparisons indicated initial or life cycle cost savings.

AVR and AME have been selected on numerous award winning parking ramps. From small two-story park & rides to one of the largest ramps at Medtronic CRM Campus with parking for over 4,000 cars, AVR can do it all.

A concrete parking lot or street will offer superior performance compared to other pavement alternatives. Incorporating straightforward design and ease of construction, concrete pavements for streets, parking lots, and intersections are also the economical choice for the long-term.

Concrete is usually thought to be higher in first cost than asphalt. With the steady increase in bitumen, the glue that holds asphalt together, concrete can actually have a lower initial cost than asphalt.

Pervious concrete allows storm water to infiltrate directly into the sub grade, minimizing the need for costly land hungry detention ponds and other treatment options. Pervious concrete is becoming increasingly popular because it saves both money and the land needed for development.

AVR, Inc. & Affiliates has supplied pervious concrete to several projects and has trained contractors in proper placing and finishing procedures.

AVR Concrete Pumping is dedicated to providing customers with 100% satisfaction for all of their concrete pumping needs. We are able to handle any size job, big or small; with a fleet of concrete pumps, ranging from 32 Meter (106 feet) reach to 45 Meter (145 feet) reach.

AVR Concrete Pumping has been featured in numerous magazines and has set several concrete pumping records. If you are interested in what we can do for you, please give us a call.

Maple Grove Hospital

Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota

Contractor: D J Kranz Co., Inc.

Maple Grove Hospital, located near Maple Grove Parkway and I-94 opened in December 2009. The adjacent North Memorial Medical Office Building and North Memorial Outpatient Center opened last year. A partnership of North Memorial and Fairview Health Services, the hospital is designed with the latest safety features, electronic medical records system, all private patient rooms and spacious, comfortable public areas. Expansive windows look out on surrounding nature areas. The hospital will open with 90 beds, but is built to expand to as many as 300 beds when needed. The construction contractor was DJ Kranz Co., Inc. in cooperation with BWBR Architects.

Children's Hospital Minneapolis

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor: Knutson Construction

This was the 2009 Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota Project of the Year. This project is actually 4 projects in one. It consists of a 5 story PT parking ramp, a new 5 story Children's Specialty Center, an east side medical offices addition, and an east side ramp. With over 30,000 yards of concrete, this project has everything. PT parking ramp, Pan & Joist parking ramp, lightweight concrete, and extensive use of integrally colored concrete. This project also used an innovative pre-blended micro silica product in the PT deck to help with placement during the hot weather.

Methodist Hospital High Performance Sidewalks

Location: St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Contractor: Knutson Construction

Keeping sidewalks safe in winter is a key concern for any medical facility To accomplish they are constantly seeking out, evaluating, and adapting new winter maintenance strategies that are cost effective and environmentally friendly. The deicing chemicals of choice are typically magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, and calcium chloride. These chemicals have been shown to be extremely hard on concrete. This project will hopefully fix the problem of having to replace the sidewalks every 3-5 years by giving the hospital a more durable, salt resistant sidewalk. We needed to create a mix that would give the hospital a more durable sidewalk that was also resistant to the new deicing chemicals. We also had to match up to existing sidewalks so color and surface appearance was important. We used microsilica and fly ash in the sidewalks to slow down the ingress of chlorides (essentially a PT parking deck mix). These mixes typically do not receive the level of finish that is need for a sidewalk, so we used a blend of admixtures to achieve a workable mix.

Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center

Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota

Contractor: Knutson Construction

The Fairview Ambulatory Care Center is part of an overall master plan to address the healthcare needs in the fast-growing suburb of Maple Grove. The 126,000 SF ambulatory care center with structured parking focuses on providing out-patient services, with future phases to include in-patient services. The facility is oriented to take advantage of the site's natural amenities. The clinic respects the natural features of the 26-acre site and further reinforces amenities serving both the campus and broader community.