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Commercial | HBD CONSTRUCTION INC. – DIERBERGS Big Span, Tiny Site spans of structural »Long were required to build steel the multi-level store. DESPITE A SMALL SITE, THE PARKING BELOW A GROCERY REQUIRED LONG SPANS OF STEEL. BY RUSS GAGER D eciding on the materials to build a revolutionary new Dierbergs grocery store in a St. Louis suburb with its own underground parking garage required a modified design/build approach. “This would be a design/build but modified in that the architect and designers are working direct for Dierbergs,” HBD Construction President Michael Perry explains. “We were involved from day one on a preliminary budget and began performing preconstruction services – in effect, acting like a construction manager which turns into a general contractor.” The initial decision was to use precast concrete for the project, but HBD ran a cost analysis for Dierbergs of precast and several different options. “From a scheduling and construction feasibility standpoint, we zeroed in on the steel and composite deck,” Perry remembers. The 80,000-square-foot store on a 6.5-acre site in Des Peres, Mo., will be Dierbergs’ 25th and the company’s flagship store. It is the eighth store that HBD has built for Dierbergs in 10 years. “They’re into a program where they build at least one store a year,” Project Manager Gerry Hill reports. “By the time you buy the property and develop it, it takes about one to one-and-a-half years to build the store.” HBD Construction Inc. – Dierbergs • Location: Des Peres, Mo. • Employees on-site at peak: 95 • Scope of work: Construction of grocery store Flagship Store As the company’s first multi-level store, this Dierbergs is not designed in the company’s typical format. “On the 74,000-square-foot main floor level, you will come in at street level off the exterior parking area into the store, and they have terrazzo floors and exposed floors in all the individual departments,” Perry describes. This Dierbergs store will have a very tall, open structure. The brightly-lit, 74,000square-foot, lower-level parking garage will “We were involved from day one on a preliminary budget and began performing preconstruction services.” –Michael Perry, president contain 170 parking spaces, approximately 42 percent of total parking. Demolition Required The new store was built in a congested suburban area. “We had 11 properties we had to demolish to prepare the site, and then we had 28 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
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