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Mike Faber, Capstone Quadrangle

Capstone Quadrangle

Burnsville, MN

Project Results


Shaw Construction connected the land seller with Capstone Quadrangle after a previous potential buyer backed away from the site due to poor soil conditions. 

“As commercial developers, we constantly hire contractors to design and construct large state-of-the-art industrial buildings that we expect to lease to sophisticated national-credit tenants.  And we are very picky.”

Capstone wanted to develop speculative office/warehouse buildings that maximized square footage for optimal revenue and had worked with Shaw Construction on other projects.

Shaw started with the size of the lot, approximate bay sizes, and a shared truck court concept, which resulted in additional building space that could be monetized, then worked with Capstone to secure grant & TIF funding support, along with all municipal approvals 

“Shaw performs at the top level equal to national contractors, but we get senior experience handling the day-to-day on our project rather than mid-level staff that we’d normally get from the big boys.  That, combined with their integrity, deep knowledge, exceptional responsiveness, and relationships with the trades they can count on, makes all the difference for us.”

During the construction of the shell building, Shaw worked with both the developer and the tenants to accommodate each’s unique needs, which facilitated an earlier start to the lease agreements and revenue to Capstone as quickly as possible

Solutions Required

Shaw worked with a soil engineer to determine the best two potential solutions. A cost analysis was completed to determine the most efficient path forward. Shaw then developed a multi-prong Response Action Plan, gaining the approval of the MN Pollution Control Agency

The non-structurally sound soil was removed and replaced with a mix of on-site and on-site soils.

An under-slab ventilation system was designed and built to keep the methane gas from entering the building by venting it out the roof where it can naturally disperse

Shaw pre-ordered the steel before the construction contract was signed to accommodate the schedule and allow construction to start as quickly as possible.

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