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Making History with Delta Beams at Missouri Slope Project

The Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center project is one that is making history for Roers and North Dakota. The structure of this project will be unique due to the beam system being installed. This is the first project in North Dakota to use Delta beams as they are not very common in the United States yet. The Delta Beam system enables the construction crew to provide a larger space between the ceiling and structure which gives the trades more room for their equipment. The system will actually shrink the height of the building as well.

In the early phases of the Missouri Slope project, those that pass by the project in northern Bismarck can see the building is starting to take shape vertically. The foundations are 90% complete, with 50% of those complete with steel and concrete. The building consists of four wings and a core which ties it all together. Two of the four wings are erected. One wing is ready for windows to be installed; the roof is going being installed and interior framing is near complete. The other wing is erected with floors poured and, framing on the exterior beginning soon.

Our Project Superintendent, Phil Keller, has worked with Roers for over 20 years. When asked what is most exciting for him on this project, he commented “To see a foundation be poured and move on to setting steel, then see precast set. You know in a month sheathing will be hung on the exterior of the building and everything fits as it should! Watching the project progress is very exciting. Going from one phase to the next and seeing all of our planning flow is very gratifying.” Phil is pictured below at the project groundbreaking.

Phil is the first point of contact for anyone that comes onto the job site. “I take the responsibility of the safety for the entire crew, including Roers team members and subcontractors, very seriously. We start our day talking about safety to ensure it’s a safe environment for everyone. Besides talking about safety, we do safety checks on the perimeter railings on all floors, making sure all stairs are clear and signage is still in place.” Covid-19 has brought about extra check ins, temperature readings and other safety precautions on the job site.

Besides being the main contact and face of Roers on-site, Phil also manages many other behind the scenes parts of the project. He coordinates the subcontractors and deliveries, ensuring all trades are following through with project specifications and required inspections, manages the daily activities and quality control. He is in charge of keeping up with the storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) and maintaining a clean organized site.

Partnership has been a key player in this project. Roers has designated a strong management team to plan and execute the activities of this large scale project. The working relationship with the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center project team has been very successful as well. Every participant in the project can find the needed information or support on the project.

For more information on this project, please visit https://roers.com/project/missouri-slope-project-phase-i/.