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Monarch Beverage Co.’s new headquarters totals more than 540,000 square feet. « Industrial | DUKE CONSTRUCTION – MONARCH BEVERAGE CO. HEADQUARTERS PROJECT Making Good Sense W Construction built the »DukeMonarch headquarters new to LEED specifications. DUKE CONSTRUCTION WAS A GOOD FIT FOR THE MONARCH BEVERAGE PROJECT. BY ALAN DORICH hen Monarch Beverage Co. chose Duke Construction to build its new headquarters in Indianapolis, the beer and wine distributor made a logical decision, Duke Construction Director of Preconstruction Rich Prestholt says. The firm, which is the construction arm of Duke Realty Corp., has extensive experience in the development of large properties. “[It] made perfect sense [for us] to build this facility for them,” Prestholt says, adding that Duke Construction started the project last fall and finished it this past July. The new headquarters covers 540,000 square feet on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The building also features a warehouse area, two floors of office space, a 25,000-square-foot wine cooler and a 19,000-square-foot keg cooler. Additionally, Duke Construction built a 24,000-square-foot maintenance building for Monarch at the site. Duke Realty Senior Vice President of Indiana Operations Charlie Podell adds that Monarch is a repeat client of both Duke companies. Duke Construction built the company’s original headquarters on the southwest side of Indianapolis. When Monarch needed more room, the firm leased 70,000 square feet of warehouse space from Duke Realty. “They gave us that space back [after] they moved into the [new] building,” Podell says, adding that Monarch has a strong appreciation for the companies’ philosophies. At both firms, “We try to get the highest value with the lowest cost [and] we’re pretty driven on meeting the schedules,” Podell describes. “They needed to have somebody [who could do both].” Ahead of the Curve The location for the new headquarters originally was a conglomeration of different parcels of land, Podell says. For instance, “Part of it was [the site of] an old drive-in theater,” he says, noting that other portions featured wetlands. Duke Construction has extensive experience in wetlands, which proved to be useful when the company constructed 10 new acres to meet state and federal regulations. “If you disturb an acre of wetlands, you have to construct [new] wetlands either on-site or offsite,” Prestholt explains. The company constructed the new areas on the project site with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “They’re going to put walking paths around it,” Prestholt says, adding that the area will serve as an amenity. Although the Monarch project did not aim for LEED certification, “We did many things that follow LEED and sustainability,” Prestholt asserts. This included the installation of high-performance glass windows, lowflow plumbing fixtures and a temperature control system in its warehouse to reduce energy usage. In addition, the warehouse uses “refrigerant that will be mandated by the government in a year or so,” Prestholt predicts. “We’re ahead of the curve on that.” »Duke Construction also built Monarch Beverage’s original headquarters facility. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009