Hawkins Construction is currently remodeling the existing Chemical Building at the Metropolitan Utilities District’s Florence water treatment plant. The structure was originally built in the 1960s, added on to in the 1980s, and remodeled in the 2000s. The building is essentially step one of the water purification process; storing, mixing, and distributing chemicals to purify water pulled in from the Missouri River.
This project includes a new stair tower and new addition, as well as an almost complete gut and remodel of the existing building. All work is being performed while the facility is fully operational, which adds complexity and raises the stakes. Hawkins is currently ahead of schedule.