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.
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.
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.
Sherburne County Public Works
Location: Becker, Minnesota
Contractor: K Johnson Construction
K Johnson Construction used concrete throughout the entire project. The exterior site work includes concrete walks, while the massive interior floor slab provides plenty of room for truck parking, mechanical truck lifts, and two wash bays. By using concrete, K Johnson Construction was able to maintain a fast paced construction schedule by limiting the number of subs needed to build the structure. This also gave them the ability to build a strong, durable building that will last a lifetime.
Northstar Commuter Rail - Coon Rapids Station
Location: Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Contractor: Knutson Construction
The North Star Corridor is an 82-mile transportation corridor that runs along Highway 10 from the St. Cloud area to downtown Minneapolis. It is one of the fastest growing corridors in Minnesota and the nation. In fact, it is projected that there will be more than 850,000 people living in the corridor by 2025. Delivery of ready-mixed concrete to the site was a challenge as space was limited. Much of the site was reserved for and adjoining structure and storage of limited materials needed for construction.
Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
Contractor: Kelleher Construction
This building is a concrete showplace. It sits adjacent to the Heart of the City Park in Burnsville and as you can see for the pictures it looks beautiful day and night. The building consists of 60 foot tall SCC walls, High strength columns, and a lot of architectural exposed concrete. The exterior site work includes exposed aggregate concrete walks, colored concrete and extensive retaining walls/landscape features to tie it into the Heart of the City Park.
Veterans Memorial at Aronson Park
Location: Lakeville, MN
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2006, a memorial displaying an F-86H Sabre jet was dedicated to Lakeville's Veterans at Aronson Park.
Brooklyn Park - Wastewater Treatment Plant
Location: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contractor: Knutson Construction
A wastewater treatment plant is a vital component of a city's infrastructure. The Brooklyn Park Wastewater Treatment Plant is a massive concrete structure. It contains large mat foundation slabs, 18 inch thick circular tank walls, and tank roof slabs.
Ramsey County - Roseville Library
Location: Roseville, MN
Contractor: McGough Companies
McGough Companies utilized concrete throughout this 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.