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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.

Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management Headquarters

Location: Mounds View, Minnesota

Contractor: Opus Construction NW

This was the 2007 Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota Project of the Year. The three 8 story towers have a concrete infrastructure with cast in place concrete on metal decks, columns and shear walls. Alongside the three towers is a massive 4,000 space parking facility, which is constructed with cast in place post-tensioned slabs and beams, columns and shear walls. On the outside employees can enjoy the beauty of the natural vegetation planted along a two-mile-long colored concrete walking path that extends around the campus grounds as well as colored concrete reflecting pools, outside break areas, and a beautiful main entrance constructed with black colored concrete.

Best Buy Corporate Headquarters

Location: Richfield, Minnesota

Contractor: Opus Construction NW

This business campus is the new corporate headquarters for Best Buys relocation and consolidation from other Minneapolis suburbs. One of the more unique design elements of the Best Buy Campus is the 215,000 sq.ft., two-level connector called the Hub. The design intent was to create an environment that is "fun, flexible and productive, while acting as a catalyst for learning, collaboration, community and creative solutions." This 1000-foot long Hub links the four office towers and the 6,700 car, 2 million sq. ft., five-level parking ramp providing a commons and interaction space promoting what Best Buy calls "casual collisions" between employees fostering a sense of familiarity, team and an open exchange of ideas. The campus consists of four buildings developed simultaneously including day care and other retail services for approximately 7,500 employees.

United Health Groups Data Park Expansion

Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Contractor: Opus Construction NW

This two-phased development is an extension of United Health Groups headquarters which is located in Minnetonka, MN directly north of the 10-acre project site. The ten story, 356,000 square-foot office building and adjacent 1,800-space parking structure comprise The sidewalks and outside patio area are all black colored exposed aggregate designed to match the black pre-cast façade. This project is LEED certified at the Silver level.

Cargill Corporate Headquarters

Location: Richfield, Minnesota

Contractor: Opus Construction NW

Excelsior Crossings is strategically located on a 30-acre redevelopment site at the northeast corner of US Highway 169 and Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins, MN. The three-phase, three building complex encompasses approximately 700,000 square feet of Class A office space.

The first phase of the three-phase project was under construction in March of 2007 with completion in the summer of 2008. Phase I, Building B, consists of a central seven-story building totaling approximately 260,000 square feet. A center link connects the first two buildings while also accommodating a full-service cafeteria/kitchen area and indoor and outdoor seating.