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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.

MarketPointe II

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Contractor: Ryan Companies US Inc.

This project won a 2008 ARM of Minnesota - Building Excellence Award. Two MarketPointe is a class A office building that will include a full service bar and restaurant, convenience store, fitness center, and underground parking. The complex is designed to include a phase II tower, which will be connected to the two story lobby. Two MarketPointe is an office building for the modern era. It has moveable wall and a plug and play modular infrastructure to promote flexibility for tenants. The project will also be LEED certified at the gold level. This project just won two Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's Best in Real Estate Awards for Best Office Development-Multitenant and Best Green Project.

Reflections at Bloomington Central Station

Location: Bloomington, MN

Contractor: McGough Construction

The centerpiece of Bloomington Central Station is Reflections Condominiums, with its 267 condominiums in two beautiful, 17-story glass-clad towers. Floor-to-ceiling glass exteriors, unique floor plans, and dramatic design characterize Reflections at Bloomington Central Station. Reflections condominiums overlook the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge on one side, and the Minneapolis skyline on the other. Reflections achieved LEED® certification, the first high-rise condominium in Minnesota to receive this recognition. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal voted Reflections as BEST OVERALL WINNER and NEW RESIDENTIAL CONDOS-LARGE WINNER at the Best In Real Estate 2005 Award Show.

Live Green-Live Smart Home

Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Contractor: Hart Foundations

Live Green, Live Smart's The Sustainable House™ is a participant in the LEED for Homes Pilot Project™. The concrete foundation and floor slab contain 40% recycled fly ash, a by-product of coal fired electric production usually sent to landfills, to improve durability of construction. This project includes solar panels, geothermal, and as much recycled material as possible. Live Green, Live Smart's The Sustainable House™ is the nation's first home remodel/addition to achieve LEED Platinum certification - the highest level of efficient design. The Live Green, Live Smart's The Sustainable House™ is also the first Minnesota GreenStar Gold level home. It will soon be featured on the Discovery channel and HGTV as the greenest home in the world.

Syngenta Seeds Headquarters

Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Contractor: Opus Construction NW

Macrofibers were used extensively on each floor with no other reinforcing to control cracking. Opus wanted to complete a study to determine what structural fiber and at what dose would best help them minimize shrinkage cracking on the elevated decks. We used 6 different fiber and dose combinations to replace the typical wire mesh on this project. This project achieved LEED Gold Certification.

Ramsey County - Roseville Library

Location: Roseville, MN

Contractor: McGough Companies

McGough Companies utilized concrete throughout the entire project. They used concrete in many architectural ways to turn what could be a very boring looking library into a work of art. This project showcases the canvas that concrete provides to display architectural creativity. This is also a LEED Gold certified building and more than 75 percent of the original building was reused.

Ramsey County Library

Location: Roseville, MN

Contractor: McGough Construction

Without a building addition, the library in Roseville will not be able to keep up with the extremely heavy and rising demand for service. Ramsey County approved a $15.6 million budget to renovate the library in Roseville and build a 30,000 square foot second story addition. Ramsey County has purchased seven vacant residential lots to the north of the Library. County Library is leading by example with deliberate inclusion of environmental and economical design elements in the Roseville library renovation. In order to ensure the highest quality of sustainability, the Library was designed using the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED rating system.

On February 3, 2009, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners voted to pursue LEED certification. To achieve goals toward sustainable building design, Ramsey County Library applied for and received $780,000 in grants. The library in Roseville will be the first Ramsey County LEED certified building.