Beta Steel Corporation
Port of Indiana, Portage, Indiana
Two-phase heavy industrial design/build project. Phase I consisted of a 350,000 sf manufacturing facility, including construction of mill foundations, design/build of main and mill offices, and equipment installation. Phase II consisted of a 150,000 sf Electric Melt Shop, including construction of supporting services and equipment installation.
Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
Deep River Water Park
Tonn and Blank helped to manage several challenges during this three-phase construction project, which was part of a large scale recreational facility. Tonn and Blank performed the duties as the General Contractor for Phase I, the Design/Build team for Phase II, and the Construction Manager for Phase III. Our consistent involvement allowed for a smooth and seamless construction process throughout. The project included infrastructure for attractions such as wave pool, lazy river, water slides, cannon bowl slide, and an ice rink for placement throughout the 25-acre site. The primary challenges occurring during the three seasons of work were construction during the winter months and traffic flow during the summer months, all of which were tackled successfully by Tonn and Blank.
This project was for a 15,500 sf office and manufacturing facility. The primary challenge on the project was a tight schedule. Following three short months of finalizing design details, the project construction began. Phase I included the challenge of pouring the concrete and setting the steel during the winter months. Once the structure was enclosed, the remaining construction was performed. This project was completed in only nine months from start of negotiations to completion.
St. Francis Hospital, Mooresville Expansion
Franciscan Point Health Complex
Crown Point, Indiana
Tonn and Blank was involved from the onset of this state-of-the-art 85,000 sf outpatient medical facility. The project was originally designed for 40,000 sf. As the project parameters changed significantly, so did the technology originally planned. This created many changes throughout the project, yet the Tonn and Blank team completed the project according to the initial timeline.
Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute
This two-story, 34,960 sf comprehensive specialized orthopedic care center featured six physicians' suites, 18 examination rooms, and six cast rooms. The facility also includes four radiography suites and a therapy area that included exercise bicycles and workout machines. In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities, the building features environmentally responsible sustainable design concepts, including the use of recycled ceiling and floor tiles, regionally-obtained construction materials, a high energy-efficiency rating, a low volatile organic chemical (VOC) rating, and an infiltrated stormwater drainage system instead of a more "traditional" retention pond. Inside and out, Tonn and Blank managed this green design from conception through completion.
Valparaiso Family YMCA
On May 4, 2009, the new 83,000 sf Valparaiso Family YMCA opened its doors, marking an entirely new era of the YMCA's presence in the local community. Tonn and Blank Construction filled the role of both General Contractor and Construction Manager, working closely with the architect and YMCA leadership and committee members to bring the project to completion on time and under budget.
St. Francis Hospital South Campus
St. Francis Cardiac Vascular Care Center
Northwest Indiana Heart Center
St. James Hospital and Health Center
Olympia Fields, IL
Lighthouse Outlet Mall
Michigan City, Indiana
Marquette Catholic High School
Michigan City, Indiana
St. Joan of Arc Parish
ATI Casting Service
ATI Casting manufactures locomotive engine blocks, large castings for electricity-generating windmills, and many other castings for large-scale equipment. Due to increased demand, the company was required to expand its facility. Because of land restraints, the new 60-foot-tall structure had to be built within the existing facility. The facility had to run at full production capacity during the construction process and the existing building below had to be removed after the new building was complete. Other challenges included working during the winter months and a new 120-ton crane rails had to tying new 120-ton crane rails into the existing rails.
St. Margaret Mercy