Steel erection at the Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, is now complete. The official "Topping Off" ceremony took place on July 19th with Dr. Mark Latta, the Dean of the Creighton School of Dentistry, connecting the final beam to the crane.
“The final beam placed for the new building symbolizes another step forward in our journey towards the future for Creighton's School of Dentistry. As the physical presence of the school takes shape on Cuming Street, I am assured of the positive impact this building will have for our students, as well as the greater Omaha community," said Dr. Latta.
MCL Construction's trade partner, Davis Erection, started setting steel on February 27th of this year. Twenty iron workers worked over the last five months to set 8,900 pieces of structural and miscellaneous steel totaling 1,440 tons. That adds up 2,880,000 pounds!
"The reason we were able to set the steel so fast is that we have a great team," said MCL Construction Superintendent Jim Fleissner. "We were able to plan and coordinate months before we even started setting steel. When you have the right plan and the right team, it makes everything look easy."
MCL Construction broke ground on the Creighton School of Dentistry last September. The 200,000 square foot facility is scheduled to be complete next July.
MCL Construction is locally owned and operated and is celebrating its 30th year of building projects of all sizes in Omaha and Western Iowa in 2017.
MCL Construction in Omaha, Nebraska, announces Jason Bauer as the newest member of the construction management and general contracting firm. Bauer, a 17-year veteran of the building industry, takes on the role of Project Manager for MCL Construction.
"There are many things that attracted me to MCL," said Bauer. "I know they take pride in delivering well-built projects to the local market and continue to build relationships with new local interests."
Bauer recently completed duties as the General Superintendent for the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project at Nebraska Medicine.
"We are fortunate to have Jason on our team," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. "His experience and commitment to our core values of passion, dedication, and thoroughness will play a big part in our growth for years to come."
Bauer, a Norfolk, Nebraska, native, is a 1999 graduate of Wayne State College with a major in Industrial Technology.
"The future of construction is limitless," added Bauer. "What I like most is how new technology keeps driving new designs; although where I find it most exciting is how we can bring the new technology together with modern building techniques to deliver the vision of the building to the owners."
MCL Construction is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017 and was recently awarded a Business Excellence Award for Innovation by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.