At Beckering Construction, we oversee the construction of your project with regard to cost, schedule, and quality. But equally important, we act as your advocate throughout the process to insure you get the most from your investment.
A new public safety building with five spacious bays for the city's sophisticated firefighting equipment, a central dispatch operating room, and firefighter training areas designed to simulate various technical rescue, ladder operation and water suppression scenarios. Training areas include a 3 story, 35' tall training tower, a 758 square foot training mezzanine and an 1190 square foot training room with audio visual capabilities for classroom lecture. The façade and elevation were designed to be complementary to the downtown development plan.
1000 seat auditorium3000 seat competition gymnasium ABC Masonry award 2005ABC Structural Steel award 2005
With intense growth in the district and pressure on the current facilities, the challenge in this project was to deliver a new elementary campus for grades DK-4. The resulting goals developed through participation from the staff, administration, and the community during the design process included: designing a small school setting for 1000 students; designing efficient and effective spaces; providing quality, durable materials; and master planning the site for multiple buildings. To meet the objectives, the team created a building uniquely designed as 2 small, separate elementary schools under one roof. To provide economy, the buildings share the cafeteria, food service, gymnasiums, resource rooms, and students services spaces. The 80 acre site was planned to accommodate up to 4 buildings. Site amenities include: playgrounds for each building and for Kindergarten, play fields, centralized bus drop-off, wetlands enhancement not only for storm water management but also a three phased plan for curriculum development, and connection to the residential neighborhoods to the north. The exterior features timeless brick and sloped roofs. Building envelop is designed with a high thermal resistance. Interior spaces are clad with concrete block, porcelain tile and other durable materials. Heat pump mechanical system and geo-thermal well field for cost effective energy usage with a system payback projected with 4-6 years.