Projects

Syngenta Crop Protection Plant Addition

Syngenta is a global crop protection seed company based in North Carolina, with a plant in Omaha. This project was to construct an addition to the existing plant. Herbicides and fungicides are mixed in this building, which required specific design features to protect employees from hazardous conditions.

Hawkins constructed this 1,150 SF, 38-foot tall building in an alley that had little room to maneuver during construction. Hawkins set up a 275-ton crane in this tight space and rapidly employed value engineering and design changes so work could be completed before the water levels rose in the nearby Missouri River.

The building is constructed of load bearing precast wall panels and has a double T roof. The floors and platforms that access the decontamination unit are steel-framed. Also included in the scope are CMU partition walls, paving, and a separation wall for an adjacent building.

Project Details

Client:
Syngenta
Location:
Omaha, NE
Completed:
2011
Value:
Private
Category:
Industrial & Water

“Hawkins Construction Company has brought ideas to the District for both cost savings as well as scheduling to keep projects both on time and on budget. To help do this they make time early in the project for both collaborative value engineering as well as learning the intricacies of our projects to avoid potential schedule problems. This understanding of the project helps them with the management of subcontractors and makes for a more organized construction process.”

Michael A. Koenig, P.E.
Director – Major Water Plant Projects